Metaliteracy Presentation at ACRL 2013

Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson will present this week at ACRL 2013, the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentation entitled “What’s in a Name?: Information Literacy, Metaliteracy, or Transliteracy” will explore metaliteracy in relation to other emerging literacy frameworks as well as the metacognitive dimension of the term.  Trudi and Tom will also report out on the progress of the SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) that established a metaliteracy learning collaborative and developed new metaliteracy learning objectives (available at this blog) with SUNY colleagues.  Follow our Twitter feed during the conference at #acrlname


New Citation for Metaliteracy

Since it was first published in 2011, Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy has been cited in over 26 different publications.  We just noticed that the article was cited in a new article entitled “Littérature scientifique et formation à l’information, la situation des bioingénieurs à Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg) (synthèse bibliographique)” in the journal Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 2013 17(1), 118-130 (Authors: Bernard Pochet, Philippe Lepoivre, and Paul Thirion).  According to the abstract for this essay (in English: “Scholarly publication and education in Information Literacy within the bioengineering curriculum, the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg) case. A review.”) :

This article is based on a doctoral study on the role of scientific literature in the teaching of bioengineering at Gembloux. It is essentially a summary incorporating recent advances in Information Literacy. Data analysis indicates that the bioengineers working at Gembloux publish at least as much as research as other scientists in Belgium. These bioengineers choose to publish articles in journals with a high impact factor, preferring to read articles rather than books and using all the electronic resources available to them. Their fields of research, and reading, go beyond the bounds of agronomy in the strictest sense (Bernard Pochet, Philippe Lepoivre, and Paul Thirion).


Metaliteracy discussed at 3T’s Conference


As part of the 3T’s Transliteracy, Technology, and Teaching conference Tom Mackey, Trudi Jacobson, and Greg Bobish collaborated on a presentation entitled: “Metaliteracy sounds great but how do I teach it?”  The conference also included a keynote by Sue Thomas and a session about OER 101 by Mark McBride and Beth Burns.  All three presentations were recorded by SUNY Empire State College, the host of this year’s 3T’s conference. The link to the main video page can be found via our playlist.  Here are the links to all three videos: