Friday, April 27, 2012

Live Blogging: Day 2 Session 2-4 @ the IASL Regional Conference

Very interesting and thought provoking paper presentations since after the morning break.

Dir. Lou David shared the outreach activity of the Rizal Library in Nueva Ecija which is the building of the St. Ignatius Library. It involved the participation of local government officers, DepEd officials and members of the barangay. Next was Prof. Brendan Luyt of Nanyang University, Singapore. He challenged the credibility of Wikipedia and looked at factors why users of information of this generation have poor referencing skills. One of the reasons he enumerated that hit me straight on the face is the commodification of information. He ended his presentation by challenging librarians to go beyond the teaching of Information Literacy and focus more on teaching students the ways of knowing, epistemology, language, knowledge creation and the examination of the dynamism of information.

Ann Grace Bansig shared the reading survey she did at the DLSZ Library while Roderick Ramos of DLS Taft presented the relevance of the teaching identity of librarians.


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