What is information literacy?
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
The person who can:
Teaching library users how to:
1. Orientation training for freshmen – an hour training, which is within the framework of the whole Freshmen Orientation Week. First year students are given the ABC of the library - library’s facilities, resources and services, overall organization of the library, policies and procedures, library webpage, library catalog etc.
2. In-class training for students General Library instruction – These presentations are integrated within the ENG102 classes. The presentation includes a detailed instruction on the 7 steps of research: identifying and developing a topic, finding background information, finding books, periodicals articles (print and electronic) and internet resources, evaluation of sources and citation.
Discipline-specific Library instruction – These are presentations tailored to a specific class topic. They can include a very detailed instruction on using a discipline-specific database, information on the topic in other databases, a selection of reference materials on the topic, specifics in searching for information on the internet on the topic and others. They can also be tailored to a specific course assignment.
3. Personal training for students and faculty. You are more than welcome to schedule individual training on all topics related to the library, its resources and the research process. Just contact the Information literacy librarian.
Gain competitive advantages from your data with Severino Meregalli, Professor of Information Systems at SDA Bocconi School of Management. Early bird tickets available until February 28! Learn more at www.aubg.edu/datascience.
”The challenge for the Bulgarian economy is to find a way to apply all the skills of its population in the best way here in Bulgaria,” said AUBG President Steve Sullivan on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria where he discussed the brain-drain issue. Watch more below (in Bulgarian).
The most popular Bulgarian vlogger Emil Conrad will visit AUBG for a lecture on Redefining Popularity: Self-Publishing and the Vlogosphere. February 27, 7:30 pm Andrey Delchev Auditorium, Balkanski Academic Center About Emil Conrad: Emil has accumulated over 349,000 subscribers with more than 49 million views on his YouTube channel. Also popular on other social media platforms - he has over 290,000 Instagram followers; over 310,000 people follow his Facebook page; and has more than 60,000 Twitter fans. Emil’s second YouTube channel MoreEmil reached 120,000 subscribers and earned him his second silver button on the platform. He and Martin Petrov, a.k.a. Bodil40, are two of the most famous Bulgarian YouTube personalities. Emil Conrad is the author of four books: • “Things They Don’t Teach Us in School” (2014) • “Things They Don’t Teach Us in School: the [NON] Sequel” (2015) • “#Share” (2016) • “The Art of Being Lazy” (2016) Spots are limited. Registration required. Register at http://bit.ly/2odSgxl