Content-Type: text/html UNESCO TTT i Tallinn

Här kommer en vidarebefordran av inbjudan till den första TTT - Training the Trainers workshop för oss i norra Europa

genom EFIL - European Network for Information Literacy


Christina Tovoté

Stockholms universitetsbibliotek


Call for Participants

The UNESCO “Training the Trainers in Information Literacy Workshop" hosted by the Institute of Information Studies of Tallinn University and National Library of Estonia will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from August 21-23, 2008.

The aim of this Workshop is to provide facilitators of information literacy with up-to-date knowledge and skills, and bring them together to discuss and share knowledge on current issues, theories, teaching and learning approaches and methods, as well as best practices and lessons learned in facilitating the development of information-related competencies.

Every individual and organization in our modern society needs to master various kinds of competencies. Information literacy or information-related competencies are important competencies in our modern society; these competencies will enable people and institutions both to succeed in a constantly changing and challenging, and highly competitive world.

Information literacy is a set of competencies allowing individuals to know when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. It is believed that information literacy is the keystone to lifelong learning and an information literate individual is a self-directed individual capable of knowing how to learn throughout his/her entire lifespan. Librarians, educators and other information professionals play an important role in facilitating the development of information literacy. Therefore, providing an opportunity for librarians, educators, archivists, curators, and other professionals to develop knowledge and skills in information literacy concepts and practices is crucially important to every nation, its institutions, and other elements of its society, both public and private.

Main topics of the Workshop are as follows:

• Explaining the concept, and importance of information literacy and lifelong learning.

• Providing an overview of the current information literacy world.

• Presenting information literacy models, programs and standards.

• Sharing best practices and lessons learnt in facilitating information literacy.

• Analyzing the characteristics of learners, their needs and learning styles.

• Describing tools, methods, techniques and approaches for the development of information literacy.

• Describing ways of embedding information literacy into curricula.

• Discussing methods of assessing information literacy.

• Suggesting models and strategies for collaboration.

The Workshop will include discussions, sharing of experiences, group work, and will be facilitated by expert presenters. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to workshop graduates who successfully complete the workshop. School and university librarians, academics, school managers and other administrators who are involved and/or in charge of facilitating the development of information-related competencies are invited to apply. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted to the workshop mainly from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, and Northern Europe.

Applicants must fill out the online application form on the Workshop website ( before the July 20th.

They will be notified whether their candidacy for the workshop has been accepted or not by July 25th.  If accepted, additional, detailed guidance as to next steps and arrangements, including travel arrangements, will be provided.

It is strongly recommended that interested participants who desire to apply to the workshop, or who have already applied and are awaiting notification as to acceptance or not, regularly check this website for the latest information. Communications of all kinds should be directed to the following address: [log in to unmask]

Please refer to the following website for more information about the workshop series:

Looking forward to your participation in the Workshop.

With kind regards,

Sirje Virkus

Workshop Coordinator

Tallinn University

Institute of Information Studies

Tallinn University

Narva Road 25

10120 Tallinn


Ph: +372 6409 480

Fax: +372 6409 481

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Christina Tovoté
Pedagogisk utvecklare/Pedagogical developer
Ordf/Chair NordINFOLIT
Teamleader EFIL

Stockholms universitetsbibliotek/Stockholm University Library
Tel: 08 16 40 05/+46 8 16 40 05
Mob: 070 606 26 99/+46 70 606 26 99
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Stockholms universitetsbibliotek/Stockholm University Library
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