18 April 2009

IFLA ALP Short Course on Information Literacy and IT for Information Professionals in Asia and Oceania

Wellington, New Zealand
16 November - 11 December 2009

This four-week course organised on behalf of IFLA ALP is now in its seventh 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. There are also visits to major libraries and information services in the Greater Wellington region.

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.

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: anzia@xtra.co.nz

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