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Purdue 2012 Information Literacy Research Symposium

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Dr. Christine Bruce was the featured presenter for the 2012 Information Literacy Research Symposium on August 13 at Purdue University.  Dr. Bruce is a Professor in the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Convenor of the QUT Higher Education Research Network; Director of Higher degree Research Studies in the School of Information Systems; and a member of the Advisory Board of NFIL.

The four-hour workshop explored Bruce’s “Six Frames for Informed Learning” (click here for workshop handout).  Fifty-six faculty and librarians from Purdue and other institutions attended the program.  After an introduction to the six frames, small groups worked together to discuss approaches to developing a topic-specific curriculum using different frames.

The Purdue University Libraries and Discovery Learning Research Center co-sponsored the Symposium.  Previous presenters for the annual event were:  Dr. Alison Head, Executive Director of Project Information Literacy; Dr. Paulette Kerr, Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of the West Indies Mona campus; and Dr. Ross Todd, Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Communication, Information & Library Studies; Director, Rutgers University Master of Library and Information Science Program; and Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries.