AASL webinar examines different perspectives of information literacy

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/10/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – Participants will explore the differences between how information literacy is taught in K-12 and academic communities in a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Presented by Emily Gover, “Big Data: What We Learned about Information Literacy from 10,000 Students and 1,200 Librarians” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Feb. 19. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

During the webinar, Gover and participants will examine the results of an information literacy survey completed by 10,000 EasyBib users and 1,200 librarians in K-12 and academia. Using the results, Gover will highlight the differences in how librarians perceive student information literacy skills and how students evaluate their own information literacy skills.

Emily Gover is an in-house librarian and professional development coordinator at Imagine Easy Solutions, the parent company of EasyBib and ResearchReady. She also works part-time as a public reference librarian in a suburban town north of New York City. She loves to connect via Twitter (@Emily_EasyBib), and hopes that you'll join her and the 5,000 other educators who participate in EasyBib's free professional development throughout 2015.

Attendance during the live presentation of “Big Data” is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at ecollab.aasl.org.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their elearning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.