Hilary Hughes
Senior Lecturer/Coordinator MEd(Teacher-Librarianship), QUT

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Bio:
Dr Hilary Hughes is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for the MEd (Teacher-Librarianship) at QUT. Her research covers: information literacy and informed learning in culturally diverse contexts. Hilary is a team leader in the ALTC project “Reconceptualising LIS education for the 21st century”. In 2010 she was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at University of Colorado Denver, where she supported librarians and academics in developing informed learning strategies. Hilary’s qualifications include: PhD (QUT); MA in Librarianship (University of Sheffield); BA Combined Honours in Spanish and Romance Linguistics (University of Birmingham); AALIA.


Presentation Title:
Towards informed learning: US snapshots


Abstract
This paper draws on my recent experience as Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at University of Colorado Denver, based in the Auraria Library. It describes how the librarians and I worked together on various initiatives to revitalise information literacy education by developing a fresh approach based on the principles of informed learning (Bruce, 2008). The paper outlines the developmental process, early implementation and evaluation of an informed learning Blueprint and associated teaching activities and professional development, all of which aim to promote academic success across the socially and culturally diverse student population.