With the aim of training university library professionals in "Information Literacy Education (ILE)", a workshop was organized by the PERii Project of the University of Colombo Library with the financial support of INASP from 18th - 20th October in Colombo. Dr. Dan Dorner from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zeland was the Facilitator of the workshop which was co-facilitated by Dr. (Mrs.) Pradeepa Wijetunga, Librarian of University of Peradeniya.
The objectives of the workshop were to
- Consider different Information Literacy models
- Review existing local content
- Agree a common curriculum
- Include assessment methods
Around 35 library professionals representing almost all the national universities actively participated this workshop with the aim of gaining an insight into ILE and with a keen interest to implement and/or upgrade ILE programs in their respective universities.
Photograph 01: The participants listening to Dr. Dan Dorner;
Photograph 02: Dr. Dan Dorner, the Workshop Facilitator;
Photograph 03: Dr. (Mrs.) Pradeepa Wijetunga (Librarian, University of Peradeniya), the Workshop Co-facilitator, interacts with participants;
Photograph 04: Mrs. M.M. Mashroofa (SAL/SEUSL) is awarded the Ceritificate from Dr. Dan while the Workshop Organizer Dr. Chaminda Jayasundara (SAL/UoC, Country Coordinator for INASP/PERii) is at the Podium
(Photographer: Tharanga Ranasinghe on 20th Oct. 2011)
(Image: IL Logo from http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/advocacy/information-literacy/Pages/default.aspx)