IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT

IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT

for Information Professionals in Asia and Oceania

Wellington, New Zealand

16 Nov - 11 Dec 2009


This four-week course organised on behalf of IFLA ALP is now in its ninth
year in New Zealand. The overall theme is information literacy, with special
reference to needs and developments of countries in Asia and Oceania. The
course will cover the basics of information literacy and information
literacy training skills needed by information professionals in a variety of
settings, as well as current and emerging IT applications in libraries.
Classroom participation and hands-on practice will be interspersed with
visits to leading libraries and information agencies in Wellington, the
capital of New Zealand and home to a wide array of 'cutting-edge'
information organisations.

The course will be based primarily at the Victoria University of Wellington
Library and taught by leading educators in library and information
management, as well as practitioners with considerable experience in the
delivery of information literacy programmes.

While the course is purposely small, to allow one-on-one training and
closely monitored IT lab work, there are limited vacancies for fee-paying
students. A fee of US$3000 covers all tuition, course materials and
accommodation in comfortable university housing. Airfares, visas and meals
are an additional expense to be met by successful applicants.

The final selection of applicants will be made no later than the beginning
of August 2009
. There is no application form, but potential participants
should send an email message outlining (1) professional education, (2)
professional work experience, (3) level of English ability, (4) reasons for
wishing to attend the course, (5) self-assessed IT capabilities and (6)
source of funding. Please email this information as soon as possible to:

Professor G E Gorman or Dr Daniel Dorner

Asia-New Zealand Informatics Associates

Wellington, New Zealand

Email address: anzia@xtra.co.nz

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