January 19, 2022

New Online Publications: Vitae’s Information Literacy Lens and Informed Researcher Booklet

From the Digital Curation Centre (UK):

The DCC, as a member of the RIN Working Group on Information Handling, is delighted to announce the following new publications from Vitae. 

Being informed and informative are important aspects of being a researcher. In our increasingly information based society, information literacy is a vital ability that is required to be able to make effective and efficient decisions. It enables researchers to find, analyse and evaluate information and become independent lifelong learners.

To highlight these important abilities, RIN, SCONUL and members of the Working Group on Information Handling have created a mapping of information literacy onto the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, using the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy.

This information literacy lens can be used to identify how information literacy can contribute to researchers’ professional development, as well as identify how the skills and attributes they have developed through research can contribute to, or underpin their development in information literacy.

To support the Information literacy lens The Informed Researcher booklet has been developed as a practical guide to being an information-literate researcher. The booklet is based on the Information Literacy lens and can be used to audit your skills and form an action plan for taking them forward.

Information literacy is an umbrella term which encompasses concepts such as digital, visual and media literacies, academic literacy, information handling, information skills, data curation and data management.

Read the Complete Article

Direct to The Informed Researcher (10 pages; PDF)

Direct to Information Literacy Lens (2 pages; PDF)

See Also: Additional Researcher Booklets from Vitae

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.