Purdue 2012 Information Literacy Research Symposium
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.