Information for Learning: symposium recording

by | Apr 27, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments


The symposium Information for Learning was a long time in the making. As it turned out, it was worth waiting for this thought-provoking event. The symposium was organised and then postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, to be offered in a refreshed form online in 2021. In the meantime, the use of information for all types of learning has become more relevant than ever. The Organising Committee was pleased to present an exciting program, addressing some perennial and current issues. The event, however, exceeded our expectations. It was free of technical glitches, well-attended and our excellent presenters kept the audience engaged throughout the day. 

We know that many people were disappointed that they could not attend and asked us about a recording. We are pleased to offer now a recording of the presentations. Although we can’t offer a recording of discussions during Q&A sessions, our Twitter feed gives a sense of unfolding conversations.

You will find a recording of all the presentations on the link below. Please see the symposium program for abstracts and presenters’ biographical notes



Dr Tanya Notley – Young Australians’ socially-mediated news engagement: exploring the implications for civic engagement

Professor Emerita Margy MacMillan – News and the American college student: Translating research in news literacy into developing student agency


Dr Yazdan Mansourian – ‘I’m learning new things, and it brings up new things’: Information seeking for informal lifelong learning as a serious leisure

Ms Kate Rowe – Digital literacy in the community and the role of libraries


Dr Suzana Sukovic and Ms Jamaica Eisner – ‘Just the way my brain works’: exploring capabilities for data use in the health workplace

Dr Yulia Uliannikova and Mr Edward Luca –Developing a staff mentoring program for systematic reviews


Library clients as learners: What do libraries need to know?
Each speaker started with an opening statement followed by discussion
Mr Nathan Sentance (First Nations perspective)
Ms Oriana Acevedo (Multilinguistic and multicultural library users)
Dr Danny Liu (Learning analytics)

The Organising Committee thanks our presenters for their time and effort, and to the audience for contributing to a great day of learning and professional conversations. 


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