Sirje Virkus

Welcome to Sirje's Page! 

 

 

Teaching responsibilities 
Research interests 
Work experience 
Professional activities 
Awards 
Project activities 
Publications 
Conference presentations 
 
Current Interests
    Information literacy
    Open and distance learning
 
 



 


Teaching responsibilities 

I am working at the Department of Information Studies of the Tallinn University since 1985. I'm responsible for the following courses: 

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Foundations of information science

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Current trends in information studies

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Research on information seeking and retrieval 

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Information literacy

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Information systems and networks 

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Artificial intelligence

Research interests 

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development of information-related competencies  (information literacy)

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open and distance learning (instructional design, learner support, technology)


From September 1st - December 31st 1997, a researcher at the Department of Information Studies, Abo Akademi University in Finland

From December 1st 2001 - December 1st 2005, a PhD student at the Department of Information and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Work experience 

1979 - 1985 I worked as a researcher at the Estonian Institute of Scientific and Technological Information and Economic Research, at the Department of Automated Systems for Scientific and Technological Information. Since 1985 I am working at the Department of Information Studies at the Tallinn University as a teacher. Other responsibilities at the TLU: Vice Dean responsible for Research and International Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1999 - 2000; Head of the Chair of Information Science from 1998 - 2002, 2005 - ; Head of the Department of Information Studies from 1999 - 2002, 2005-

Professional activities 

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Representative of the Estonian e-University and the Estonian Information Technology Foundation in the Board of the EADTU

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The Library and Learning Academic Network of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) 
Vice Chairman (1998-1999), 
Chairman (1999-2002), 
Member (2002-);

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Member of the Task Force of Academic Cooperation of EADTU;

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Member of the Academic Committee of the Board of the University of TLU;

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Member of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences of TLU;

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Representative of TPU at the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID) (2002-);

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Member of the European Association for International Education;

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Member of the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN);

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Member of the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP) of EDEN ;

Member of editorial boards

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editor of the electronic journal Infofoorum ISSN 1406-9849, the Department of Information Studies, Tallinn, Estonia (1996- );

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member of the editorial board of the journal  Information Research ISSN 1368-1613, the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN,  UK (1999 -);

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member of the editorial board of the journal  Education for Information, ISSN 0167-8329, McGill University, 3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1, Canada (2001- );

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member of the editorial board of the journal Library Review, ISSN 0024-2535, University of Strathclyde, UK,  (2002 - , and a guest editor in 2003)

Awards and Grants 

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Estonian Information Technology Foundation grant for Estonian e-University course development, 2003

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Manchester Metropolitan University research scholarship 2001-2004

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TEMPUS JEP (Contract No: UM_13188-98) "Development of an  Open University Infrastructure in Estonia" , 1998-2001

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Estonian Science Foundation Grant 1998, 1999, 2000 "Study and Implementation of the New Learning Environment in Estonia"

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Grant from the University Center for International Studies and the Department of Education of the North Carolina University at Chapel Hill 1998

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The Finnish Society for Information Services Grant 1998

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Bibliothekarische Auslandsstelle Foreign Relations Office Grant 1998, 1997

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Hans Peter Geh Grant 1997 

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CIMO Scholarship 1997 

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Open Estonian Foundation Grant 1996 

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NORFA Grants 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995 

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IATUL Essay Prize 1992 

Guest lecturing

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Stavanger College (Norway, September, 1995)

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Abo Akademi University (Finland, January, 1998)

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Univertsity of Oulu (Finland, May, 2000) 

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University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UK, May, 2002) 

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University of Wales (UK, November, 2002) 

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Humboldt University (Germany, January, 2003) 

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University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam (Germany, February, 2003)

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Gjǿvik College, Gjǿvik (Norway, August 2003)

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University of Graz (Austria, October 2003)

 

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University of Turku (Finland, February, 2004)

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University of Graz (Austria, May 2006)

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Manchester Metropolitan University (UK, September 2006)

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North Carolina Central University (United States, July, 2006)

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Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland, November, 2006)

Project activities 

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FEUCODE (Finnish-Estonian University Co-operation in Distance Education) I-II project: instructor (1994-96);

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Project manager of the Distance Education Pilot Project for School Librarians (1995-1996);

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Project manager of the Project on Distance Education for Library and Information Professionals entitled Information Technology in Libraries (1997);

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DECDEE project (Designing Centres for Distance Education in West-Estonia): instructor (1996-97);

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Project on distance education for the teaching staff in Estonian Business School, TTU and TPU Modern Distance Education: instructor (1996-97);

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National coordinator and trainer of the Phare Multi-Country Programme in DE Course Module Development project Eurolaw: European Law in the Fields of Trade and Services, Legislation of the Single Market, Consumer Law (1998-1999);

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National facilitator for the Phare LOLA project (Learning About Open Learning) (1998-1999);

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National co-ordinator of the distance learning project Netbased Multimedia between TPU, Estonia and Gjǿvik College, Norway (1998-2000);

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NORFA international PhD course Information Technology and Gender - Comparative and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (organiser and trainer) ( Tallinn , 1999);

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National coordinator of the NORFA project Information Technology and Gender:  Comparative and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives: Gender Perspectives on the Civil Society in the Europe of Regions (1999-2003);

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OSI HESP International Summer School Implementing Open Distance Learning at University Level (trainer) ( Tallinn , 1999);

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Co-ordinator of TEMPUS JEP (Contract No: UM_13188-98)
Development of an Open University Infrastructure in Estonia (1998-2001);

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Grant holder and principal investigator of the Estonian Science Foundation Grant Study and Implementation of New Learning Environment in Estonia (1998-2000);

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ODL expert of the UNESCO expert group on preparation of a training package on library automation for developing countries (2000-2001);

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Member of the evaluation team on the Final Technical Evaluation of the PHARE Programme Information Systems in Education, coordinated by Reutlingen/Steinbeis Transfer Centre, Euro-Management-Institute, (2001);

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National coordinator of the Leonardo da Vinci Project LT/00/B7F/PP-137.20 Distance Education for Librarians: Creating Information-Competent Society (2000-2002);

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National coordinator, course developer and tutor of the Project 94316-CP-1-2001-1-LT- COMENIUS-C21 Development of the In-Service Training Course for School Self-Evaluation and Quality Assurance with the ICT tool Application (2001-2004);

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National coordinator of the project 100737-CP-1-2002-1-DK-Minerva-M BOLDIC: The Baltic-Nordic Network for Exchange of Experience (2002-2004);

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External evaluator of the EC Grundvig I project Tutoring Adults Online - @duline (2002-2004);

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Coordinator of the project Information Literacy in the framework of Estonian e-University (2003);

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Principal investigator of the Estonian Science Grant REG-NR 0132492s03 Pedagogical foundations and implementation models for constructivist web-based environments in Estonian higher education context (2003-2006);

 

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Chair of the thematic network of information science in the ESF project Increasing Accessibility to Quality Higher Education via e-Learning (2005-2008);

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Member of the team of Manchester Metropolitan University in the LearnHigher CETL, a partnership of 16 higher education institutions led by Liverpool Hope University College in the project that will produce, test and share resources to support learner development (2005-2010);

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National coordinator of the INTEREG III A project Connecting Information Professionals: CIP WorkLab (2006-2007);

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Coordinator of Estonia and WP 2 leader of the EC e-learning programme E-MOVE (An operational conception of virtual mobility (2006-2007);

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Coordinator of Estonia in the EC Leonardo da Vinci Programme Stimulating European Employability Through Cross Sector Virtual Mobility (CSVM) (2006-2008);

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Coordinator of Estonia in the ERASMUS MUNDUS consortium of the International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL) (2007-2008);

Publications 

I am the author of 166 articles, book chapters, published reports and conference papers. I have selected  publications from 1993 - 2007  here: 

1993

Virkus, S. Reflection of technology in the Estonian printed word in the 19th century. In: Universal availability of publications in science and technology including those on the history and philosophy of science and grey literature: IATUL Proceedings (2, new series), 90-95. Helsinki: Helsinki University of Technology. 

Virkus, S. Eestikeelne tehnikakirjandus XIX sajandil. In: Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate Ühingu Aastaraamat 2., 5-20. Tallinn: Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate Ühing. (about literature of technology in the Estonian printed word in the 19th century) 

Virkus, S. VTLS - integreeritud raamatukogusüsteem. Raamatukogu 3 :16. (integrated library system VTLS) 

Papp, Y-M., Virkus, S. The impact of new technology on the development of information science education in Estonia. In: Empowering users in the 21st century, Central European Conference and Exhibition for Academic Libraries and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania, 27-29. September, 45-46. Vilnius

1994

Virkus, S. Education and training in information technology for the new breed of librarians in Estonia, In: The integration of European technological libraries, Tallinn, 5. -8. September. Tallinn : TTÜ Raamatukogu.

 Virkus, S. Raamatukogutehnoloogia konverentsil ja näitusel Ühendatud Kuningriigis. Raamatukogu 4: 37-38. (about technology in Libtech 94) 

1995

Virkus, S. Tehnikakirjanduse andmebaasi realiseerimise vôimalusi personaalarvutil. In: Erialateave ja raamatukogud, 98-105. Tallinn: Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu. (realization of database of literature on technology on PC) 

Virkus, S. Education and training in information technology for the new breed of librarians in Estonia. In: The Integration of European Technological Libraries: Proceedings of the conference, Tallinn, September 6-7, 57-63. Tallinn: Tallinn Technical University

Virkus, S. Using the Internet: at Tallinn Pedagogical University Library. In: Marketing and Development of New Information Products and Services in Europe: Proceedings of the 3rd International BOBCATSSS Symposium in Budapest, January 1995: 62-70. Amsterdam: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Information. 

Virkus, S. Infoteeninduse sümpoosium Budapestis. Arvutimaailm 4 : 3-5. (About new information services in the BOBCATSSS symposium) 

Virkus, S. Eestikeelne tehnikatükis XX sajandi algul: 1901- 1917. In: Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate Ühingu Aastaraamat 6., 105-113. Tallinn: Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate Ühing. (about literature on technology in Estonia in 1901-1917) 

Virkus, S., Tamre, M. Business information - necessities and possibilities: why smaller countries need a coordinated approach to the access of business information from home country and from abroad. What experiences does Baltikum have in this field. In: Information Power: Proceedings from the 9th Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation, 189-199. Oslo

Virkus, S.Cyberdetective, Infonaut, Knowledge Engineer, Cybrarian or what? Nordinfo-Nytt 4 : 30-35. 

1996

Virkus, S. Customer Satisfaction in Business Information Environment. In: Quality of Information Services: Proceedings of the fourth international BOBCATSSS symposium, Budapest, January 1996, 345-355. Amsterdam: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Information. 

Virkus, S., Tamre, M. Business Information in Estonia. FID News Bulletin, 46 (4), April, 1996: 139-146. 

Virkus, S. Distance Education in Library and Information Science Education in Estonia. In: Independence and Libraries: Papers of the 5th Congress of Baltic Librarians, 84-90. Tallinn: Estonian Librarians Association. 

Virkus, S. Kaugkoolitus kui kaasaegne koolitusvorm ja meetod infoteaduse erialal. Infofoorum. 1, 11.novembril 1996. (about distance education as a new form of education and method in library and information science in Estonia

1997

Virkus, S. Informatsiooni globaliseerumine: Infovõrkudega infoühiskond. Infofoorum. 2, 17.veebruaril 1996. (about the FID 48th Conference and Congress) 

Virkus, S. Raamatukogu- ja infotöötajate kaugkoolitusprojekt "Infotehnoloogia rakendamine raamatukogu töös"= Project on Distance Education for Library and Information Professionals "Information Technology in Libraries". Infofoorum. 2, 17.veebruaril 1996. 

Virkus, S. Flexible Learning on the Information Super-Highway. In:  Materials of the seminar "Modern Training and University Education", Tallinn, 22 - 23 August 1996, 5-10. Tallinn: Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool.

Virkus, S. Country paper 3: Estonia. In: Proceedings of the Workshop "Information and Library Support to Management Development Programmes in Central and Eastern European and Former Soviet Union Countries", December 8-11, 1996, 93-106. Ljubljana: International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE). 

Virkus, S. Distance education as a new possibility for librarians in Estonia. Information Research: An electronic journal 2 (4). April 1 1997. 

Virkus, S. Distance learning in a networked environment in Estonia. In: The New learning Environment: A Global Perspective: Proceedings of the 18th ICDE World Conference, June 2-6, 1997. Pennsylvania State University

Virkus, S. Distance learning in a networked environment in Estonia. In: Open and Distance Learning: A bridge from the 90s to the year 2000 and beyond: Achievements and perspectives: proceedings of the 6th European Distance Education network (EDEN) Conference, held at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary 23-25 June 1997, 125-129.  EDEN

Virkus, S. Distance learning in a networked environment. FID News Bulletin, 47 (1), January, 1997: 37-44. 

Virkus, S. Distance education as a new possibility for library and information science education in Estonia. In: Human Development: Competencies for the Twenty-First Century: Papers of the IFLA CPERT Third International Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Professions, (IFLA Publications 89/81), 249-255. Munchen: K. G. Saur. 

Virkus, S. Education and training of librarians and information professionals in the networked environment. In: 63rd IFLA General Conference, Booklet 7, Division of Education and Research, Section on Education and Training, 48-53. Copenhagen. 

Virkus, S. Rahvusvaheline koostöö kaugkoolituses. Infofoorum.  3.  17.augustil 1997. 

1998

Virkus, S. Distance education in Estonia. Distancinis Mokymas, 1998, 3, 2-3.

Virkus, S. Distance education in Estonia. Distancinis Mokymas, 1998, 4, 3-4.

Virkus, S., Maceviciute, E. Usage of Business Information in Estonia and Lithuania. In: Information management in small and medium-sized enterprises. The Hague, FID, 27-39. (FID Occasional Paper 15)

Virkus, S. Usage of electronic information in business environment in Estonia. Proceedings of the international seminar 1997. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut, 339-351.

Virkus, S. Die Benutzung von elektronischen Informationen in der estnischen Geschäftswelt. Proceedings des internationalen Seminars 1997. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut, 333-338. 

Virkus, S. Cooperation in the field of distance education in library and information science in Estonia. Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 22, 141-155. New York, Academic Press. 

Virkus, S. Elektroonilise informatsiooni kasutamisest. In: Infolevi ja -tarbimine, Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli toimetised, A14. Tallinn: Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool, 86-98. (survey about using electronic information) 

Virkus, S., Tamre, M. Äriteave Eesti ettevõtetes. In: Infolevi ja -tarbimine: Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli toimetised, A8. Tallinn: Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool, 108-119. (survey about using business information)

Dissemination and usage of information - Infolevi- ja tarbimine: Acta Universitatis Scientiarum Socialium et Artis Educandi Tallinnensis: Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli Toimetised. A 14 - Humaniora / Edited by S. Virkus, E. Rannap, E. Uverskaja. Tallinn: Pedagoogikaülikool 1998. - 185 lk

Virkus, S. A conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science education in Estonia . Paper at the 64th IFLA General Conference, August 16 - August 21, 1998 . The Hague, IFLA, 1998 .

Virkus, S. A conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science education in Estonia. Paper at the 64th IFLA General Conference, August 16 - August 21, 1998. The Hague, IFLA, 1998. (CD-ROM version).

Virkus, S. Infotehnoloogia rakendamisest raamatukogu ja infotootajate koolituses. Raamatukogu, 4, 16-17. 

1999

Virkus, S. Use of Technology in Estonia. Proceedings of the ESC’98, Hagen, 1998. Heerlen, EADTU, 1999, 100 - 111.

Virkus, S. Library services in an electronic environment - The Information Literate Library in the Information Society. Berlin, Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut, 151- 158. 

Virkus, S. Bibliotheksdienste in einem elektronischen Umfeld. - Dir medienkompetente Bibliothek in der Informationsgesellschaft. Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut, 144-151.

Virkus, S. Development of an Open University Infrastructure in Estonia. EADTU News, Seventh edition, April 1999, 7-9.

Virkus, S., Sponberg, H. Collaborative Learning and Teaching: Co-operation between Estonia and Norway. Proceedings of the ENABLE99 Conference, Enabling Network-Based Learning, at the Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology (EVITech), Espoo, Finland June 2-5, 1999. Espoo, Finland: Espoo Vantaa institute of Technology, 69 -74. 

Virkus, S., Sponberg, H. Collaborative Learning And Teaching: A "Netbased Multimedia" . Project Between Estonia And Norway. Proceedings of TET'99: telecommunications for education and Training, Gjovik, Norway, June 8-11,1999, 154-159.

Virkus, S., Sponberg, H. Collaborative Learning and Teaching: Co-operation between Estonia and Norway. Proceedings of the 19th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance education, Vienna/Austria, June 20-24, 1999, The New Educational Frontier: Teaching and Learning in a Networked World (CD-ROM version).

Virkus, S. Avatud ülikooli infrastruktuuri arendamisest Eestis. Tallinna Ülikoolid, 2, 18-20.

Virkus, S. TET99: telecommunication for education and training: A review. Library Hi Tech News, 168, December 1999, 9 -13. 

Virkus, S. LOLA-projekt avatud õppest ja kaugkoolitusest. Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool 5, aprill: 6. (About the PHARE LOLA (Learning about Open Learning project)

Virkus, S. Infotöötajate koolitus kaasaegses õpikeskkonnas. In: Raamatukogud avatud ühiskonnas: Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate VII congress: 22.-23.oktoobril Tartus, 101-107. Tartu , Eesti Raamatukoguhoidjate Ühing, Tartu Ülikooli Raamatukogu. (about education and training of LIS professionals in a new learning environment)

2000

Virkus, S. Bali - ekspertide kohtumispaik ja turistide paradiis. Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool 9 ( juuni): 11-12. (about UNESCO expert meeting in Bali on preparation of a training package on library automation for developing countries)

Virkus, S. Eesti-Norra-Rootsi ühisprojekt "Multimeedia võrgukeskkonnas". Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool 6: 4-5. (about Netbased Multimedia project between Estonia and Norway )

Virkus, S. Eksperdina Euroopa Nõukogu seminaril. Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikool 9 (juuni): 12.  (about EC seminar “Application of the new information and communication technologies in lifelong learning”, Catania, 6-8 April, 2000, 27-30.

 

Virkus, S. Progress and prospects for Estonian libraries. In:  World Libraries on the Information Superhighway: Preparing for the Challenges of the Next Millenium. Ed. by P. D. Fletcher, J. C. Bertot, 221-238. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. 

 

Virkus, S. Avatud õpe ja kaugkoolitus Euroopa kõrghariduses. Tallinna Ülikoolid 1: 24-35.  (about open and distance learning in European higher education)

 

Virkus, S. Learning and instruction in a learning society: contribution of ICT to innovation in LIS education. In: Library as Information Gateway to the New Millennium: Proceedings of the 6th Congress of Baltic Librarians. October 5-6, 2000, Vilnius, Lithuania, 218-223. Vilnius: Lithuanian Librarians' Association.

 

Virkus, S. Distance learning and/or distance education for on library automation for developing countries. In: The expert meeting on preparation of a training package on library automation for developing countries, Bali , Indonesia, March 13-17, 2000: Report, 91-102.  UNESCO/ASTINFO: Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

 

Virkus, S. Estonia. In: Compendium of position papers: workshop on lifelong learning for equity and social cohesion: a new challenge to higher education “Application of the new information and communication technologies in lifelong learning”, Catania, 6-8 April, 2000, 27-30. Strasbourg, Directorate General IV, Directorate of Education (Higher Education and Research Division).

 

Virkus, S. ICT, Open and Distance Learning and Gender.  In: Where do we go from here? Feminist challenges of information technology, 75-84. Lulea: Lulea University of Technology. 

2001

Virkus, S. Library and information literacy services in open and distance learning. In: Open 2001: knowledge, information and democracy in the open society: the role of the library and information sector: proceedings of the 9th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science: Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, January 29-31, 2001, 376-383. Vilnius: Vilnius University .

Virkus, S. Library and information literacy services in ODL. EADTU News, nineth edition (June): 39-43. 

 

Virkus, S. Avatud Ülikool Eestis. In: Elukestev õpe Eestis, 63-79. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool. (about Open University in Estonia).

 

Virkus, S. Rahvusvaheline koostöö kaugkoolituses: Norra ja Eesti ühisprojekt “Multimeedia võrgukeskkonnas”. In: Elukestev õpe Eestis, 134-139. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool. (about Netbased Multimedia project between Estonia and Norway).

 

Virkus, S. Learning and instruction in a learning society: contribution of information technology to innovation in library and information science education. In:  Delivering Lifelong Continuing Professional Education Across Space and Time. The Fourth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Science Professions, 76-83. Ed. by B. Woolls; B. E. Sheldon.  München: K. G. Saur. (IFLA Publications 98). 

 

Virkus, S. Library and information literacy services in open and distance learning. In: The Future of Learning – Learning for the Future: Shaping the Transition: Proceedings of the 20th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1-5 April 2001. (CD-ROM version).

 

Virkus, S. Library and information literacy services in open and distance learning. The Future of Learning – Learning for the Future: Shaping the Transition: 20th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Düsseldrf , Germany , 01-05 April 2001.

 

Virkus, S. Avatud õppe ja kaugkoolituse mõiste. Infofoorum 5.  15. juuni 2001. (about the concept of open and distance learning).

 

Virkus, S. Avatud õppe ja kaugkoolitusemudelid ning süsteemid Euroopas: 1. Infofoorum 5.  15. juuni 2001. (Models and systems of open and distance learning in Europe ).

 

Virkus, S. Avatud Ülikooli infrastruktuuri arendamisest Eestis. Infofoorum 5. 15. juuni 2001. (about the development of an open university infrastructure in Estonia)

 

Virkus, S. Development of an open university infrastructure in Estonia. Infofoorum 5.June 15th,2001

 

Virkus, S., Kõrvits, M. Tallinn Pedagogical University Open University: Current Model and Strategies for the Future.  Infofoorum 5.June 15th, 2001.

 

Virkus, S. The role of library in a new learning environment. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic-Baltic Library meeting: Libraries in the Knowledge-based Society, 25-26 October, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn: ERÜ.

 

Bang, J., Baumeister, H-P., Virkus, S., Wetzel, E., Wilson, K. Final Technical Evaluation of the PHARE Programme „Information Systems in Education in Estonia".  Reutlingen: Steinbeis Transfer Centre, Euro-Management-Institute, 2001.

2002

Virkus, S. Teateid Inglismaalt. Raamatukogu  1: 4. (about library world in Manchester)

Virkus, S. Trendid kõrghariduses. Raamatukogu  2: 4. (about trends in European higher education)

Virkus, S. Infopoliitikast. Raamatukogu  3: 4. (about information policy in the UK)

Virkus, S. Väike ja suur Eesti. Raamatukogu  5: 14. (about the role of librarianship of the small country in the world librarianship)

Virkus, S. Kaugkoolituse arenguetapid ja generatsioonid. Infofoorum Nr. 6 15. juuni 2002 (about stages and generations of distance education)

Virkus, S. Kaugkoolitus raamatukoguhoidjatle: Infokompetentse uhiskonna loomine. Infofoorum, 6.

Virkus, S., Harbo, O. The internationalisation of Baltic Library and Information Science education with emphasis on the cooperation with Nordic partners. Education for Information, 20 (3/4), 217-235.

Hartley, R., Virkus, S. Approaches to quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programmes: experiences from Estonia and United Kingdom . In: Conference and EUCLID Council Restructuring and adapting LIS education to European standards, 16-18 October, 14. Thessaloniki, Greece .

Hartley, R., Virkus, S. Approaches to quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programmes: experiences from Estonia and United Kingdom . In: Conference and EUCLID Council Restructuring and adapting LIS education to European standards, 16-18 October, 2002, Thessaloniki, Greece. (CD-ROM version).

2003

Virkus, S. Information competence development in European Higher Open and Distance Learning. In: Technology Enhanced Learning in a Digital Age. Proceedings of the International Conference held at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 8-9 May 2003. Kaunas: Kaunas University of Technology, 38-45.

Virkus, S. E-õpe ja e-ülikoolid Euroopas. A & A: Arvutid ja Andmetöötlus, 2, 43-55. (about e-Learning and e-Universities in Europe).

Virkus, S. Information literacy developments in European e-Learning. Proceedings of the 2003 EDEN (European Distance and e-Learning Network) Annual Conference "The Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning", Rhodes, Greece, 15-18 June, 2003, 315-324.

Virkus, S. Information literacy in Europe: a literature review. Information Research, 8(4), paper no.159 

Virkus, S. Changes and Innovations in School's Activities: Module one. In: School Self-Evaluation and Quality Assurance: A course book with ICT tool. E-Instruments for School Self-Evaluation Procedures, 1-103. Kaunas, TTI.

Virkus, S. Infokirjaoskus ja infokäitumine infouuringute kontekstis: I. Infofoorum 7.   31. august 2003

Virkus, S. Library and information science education in Estonia . Infofoorum 7.  31. august 2003.

Hartley, R., Virkus, S. Approaches to quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programmes: experiences from Estonia and United Kingdom. Education for Information, 2003, 21 (1), 31-49.

Virkus, S. Guest Editorial. Library Review, 52 (7), 293-296. Guest Editor of the thematic issue on European approaches to information literacy.  

Virkus, S. Academic libraries in Eastern Europe. In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science.  Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. In 4 Volumes . Ed. by M. A. Drake. Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2003. 

2004

Virkus, S. Review of: Online education and learning management systems: global e-learning in a Scandinavian perspective. Oslo: NKI Gorlaget, 2003.   Information Research, 9(2), 2004, review no. R126    [Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/reviews/revs126.html]

Virkus, S. Information competence development in Nordic ODL. Proceedings of the 3rd EDEN Research Workshop “Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning”. Oldenburg, Germany, March 4-6, 2004, 301-309.

Virkus, S. Information literacy and learning. In: Libraries Without Walls 5: the Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services. Proceedings of an International Conference held on 19-23 September, 2003, organized by the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), Manchester Metropolitan University, 97-109. Ed. By P. Brophy, S. Fisher, J. Craven. London: Facet Publishing, 2004.

Virkus, S.; Wood, L. (2004). Change and innovation in European LIS education. New Library World, 2004, 105 (1204/1205), 320-329.

Virkus, S. E-õppealased uuringud Euroopas ja Eestis.  A & A: Arvutid ja Andmetöötlus, 2004, 2, 8-16. (about reasearch in e-Learning a in Europe and Estonia).

Virkus, S.; Metsar, S. General Introduction to the Role of the Library for University Education.  LIBER Quarterly, 2004, 14 (3/4), 8-16.

Virkus, S. Information competence building for the knowledge society: a multiple case study approach.  Proceedings of the EADTU Annual Conference 2004 "Mass-Individualisation of Higher Education for the Knowledge-Based Society", Heerlen, 21-23 October, 2004.  (CD-ROM version).

Virkus, S. National Report of Estonia: Open and Distance Learning in Estonia. TPU, 2004.  http://www.boldic.net/docs/BOLDIC_Estonia_report.pdf

Virkus, S. Evaluation Report of the Online Course: Online Tutoring. Turku: University of Turku, 2004.  ISSN: 0788-7914. http://www.tkk.utu.fi/aduline/Final_EvaluationreportSirje.pdf

2005

Virkus, S., Tammaro, A. Models of Academic Cooperation in European LIS Education.. In: Proceedings of the EADTU Annual Conference 2005 "Towards Lisbon 2010: Collaboration for Innovative Content in Lifelong Open and Flexible Learning": EADTU Annual Conference 2005 "Towards Lisbon 2010: Collaboration for Innovative Content in Lifelong Open and Flexible Learning", Rome, 10-11 November, 2005. Heerlen: EADTU, 2005.

 

Virkus, S., Metsar, S. Digitaalne teadusraamatukogu kõrghariduse kontekstis. Raamatukogu, 2005, 1, 8 - 11. (about the role of digital library in the higher education)

 

Virkus, S. Raamatukogu- ja infoteaduste alasest koolitusest. Raamatukogu, 2005, (4), 5 - 8. (about the  developments in library and information science education)

 

Virkus, S. E-learning in Estonia: Past, present and possible future. Dittler, U., Kahler, H., Kindt, M., Schwarz, C. (Toim.). E-learning in Europe - learning Europe: How have new media contributed to the development of higher education? (271 - 295). München: Waxmann Verlag GmbH, 2005.

 

Virkus, S.; Boekhorst, A.K.; Gomez-Hernandez, J.A.; Skov, A.; Webber, S. Information Literacy and Learning. L. Kajberg and L. Lørring (Toim.). European Curriculum Reflections on Library and Information Science Education. (64 - 83). Copenhagen: Royal School and Information Science, 2005.

 

Virkus, S. Seeking meaning of information literacy . Uverskaja, E.; Aarma, L. (Toim.). Informatsioon. Kommunikatsioon. Ühiskond = Information. Communication. Society (9 - 30). Tallinn: Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2005.

 

Virkus, S.; Wood, L. Change and innovation in European LIS education. In: Coping with continual change – change management in SLIS. Proceedings of the EUCLID/ALISE Conference: Coping with continual change change management in SLIS, July 30 - August 1st, 2003, Potsdam, Germany. (Toim.) L. Ashcroft. Bradford: Emerald (MCB UP ), 2005, 145 - 155.

 

2006

 

Virkus, S. Development of Information-related Competencies in European ODL Institutions. In: Information. Innovation. Responsibility: Information Professional in the Networked Society: proceedings of the 14th BOBCATSSS Symposium: Information. Innovation. Responsibility: Information Professional in the Networked Society, 30.january-1.February 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Toim.) Jensen, J. K., Thomasen, K. H., Westering Soresen, M-L., Sarp Hansen, T. B., Rasmussen, T. L.. Copenhagen:, 2006, 90 - 107.

 

Abdullahi, I.; Johnson, E. A.; Boekhorst, A.; Kajberg, L.; Schlögel, C.; Tammaro, A-M.; Lepik, Aira; Virkus, S. Internationalisation of European LIS Education. In: Information. Innovation. Responsibility: Information Professional in the Networked Society: proceedings of the 14th BOBCATSSS Symposium: Information. Innovation. Responsibility: Information Professional in the Networked Society, 30.january-1.February 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia. Copenhagen, 2006, 457.

 

Viirma, L., Sau, G., Shogenbits, S., Lehtla, E., Virkus, S. BOBCATSSS kui rahvusvahelisel tasandil kogemus. Raamatukogu, 2006, (3), 22 - 24. (about BOBCATSSS conference in Tallinn)

 

Virkus, S. Infoteaduste osakond muutuste kontekstis . Raamatukogu, 2006, (3), 18 - 22. (Department of Information Studies at Tallinn University in the context of changes)

 

Abdullahi, I., Kajberg, L., Virkus, S. Internationalisation of LIS Education in Europe and North America. Forum on international library education, 2006 ALA Annual Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana, June 23, 2006. http://mg.csufresno.edu/papers/forum_2/abdullahi_Virkys.pdf

 

Virkus, S. Development of information-related competencies in European ODL institutions: senior managers' view. New Library World, 2006, 107(11/12), 467 - 481.

 

2007

 

Abdullahi, I.; Kajberg, L.; Virkus, S.Internationalisation of LIS Education in Europe and North America. New Library World, 2007, 108(1/2), 7 - 24. 

Presentations at international conferences

1991

International seminar "Central Europe between National Cultures and one Common Culture", September 20 - 29, 1991, Cracow, Poland 
Essay:  Publishing Policy and Development of National Culture 

1992

IATUL Seminar "Universal availability of publications in science and technology including those on the history and philosophy of science and grey literature (in these fields)" June 8 -11, 1992, Tallinn, Estonia
Paper:  Refelection of technology in Estonian printed word in the 19th century

1993

Central European Conference and Exhibition for Academic Libraries and Informatics: "Empowering Users in the 21st century" September 27 - 29, 1993, Vilnius, Lithuania
Paper: The Impact of New Technology on the Development of Information Science Education in Estonia

1994

International conference "The Integration of European Technological Libraries", September 5 - 8, 1994, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper:  Education and training in information technology for the new breed of librarians in Estonia

1995

Third international BOBCATSSS symposium "Marketing & Developing (New) Information Products & Services in Europe ", January 16 -18, 1995, Budapest, Hungary
Paper:  Using Internet at Tallinn University Library

The 9th Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation "Information Power", September 7 -8, 1995, Oslo, Norway
Paper: Business information - necessities and possibilities: why smaller countries need a coordinated approach to the access of business information from home country and from abroad. What experiences does Baltikum have in this field 

EUCLID-FID/ET Conference "Improved Practice and Integrated Skills in the LIS Field", November 21- 22, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper: Education and Training in Information Technology for the New Generation of Librarians in Estonia

1996

The fourth international BOBCATSSS symposium "Quality of Information Services", January 29 - 31, 1996 , Budapest, Hungary
Paper: Customer Satisfaction in Business Information Environment

Seminar "Modern Training and University Education", August 22  - 23, 1996, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: Flexible Learning on the Information Super-Highway

FID/ET Seminar "Working and Learning in a Networked Environment", October 20 - 21, 1996, Graz, Austria
Paper:  Distance Learning in a Networked Environment

Fifths Baltic Congress "Independence and Libraries", October 21 - 22, 1996, Tallinn, Estonia
Paper: Distance Education in Library and Information Science Education in Estonia

International seminar "Information and library support to management development programmes in Central and Eastern European and Former Soviet Union Countries, December 8-11, 1996, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Paper: Country paper 3 for the workshop Information and library support to management development programmes in Central and Eastern European and Former Soviet Union Countries.

1997

The 18th ICDE World Conference "The New learning Environment: A Global Perspective, June 2-6, 1997 , Pennsylvania State University, the United States
Paper: Distance Learning in a Networked Environment in Estonia

The 6th European Distance Education network ( EDEN ) Conference "Open and Distance Learning: A bridge from the 90s to the year 2000 and beyond: Achievements and perspectives", held at the Technical University of 23-25 June, 1997, Budapest, Hungary.
Paper: Distance Learning in a Networked Environment in Estonia

The international seminar on business information, June 28 - July 12, 1997, Würzburg, Germany
Paper:  Electronic information in a business environment in Estonia

IFLA CPERT Third International Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Professions "Human Development: Competencies for the Twenty-First Century", 27-29 August, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper: Distance education as a new possibility for library and information science education in Estonia

63rd IFLA General Conference August 31 - September 5, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper:  Education and training of librarians and information professionals in the networked environment

1998

Seminar on Problem-based Learning, January 15th, 1998. Abo Akademi University Library, Turku, Finland Paper: Distance Education as a New Possibility for Librarians and Information Professionals.

International Conference "Universities and the Development of the Baltic Sea Region", 29-30 January 1998, Kuressaare, Estonia
Paper: Distance Education as a Possibility for Cooperation between Universities and Regions.

International seminar on Distance Education Collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region – DECNET, May 11th, 1998, Riga, Latvia.
Paper: Distance Education Infrastructure in Estonia.

Nordic research course " Integration of Research on Information Seeking and Retrieval – ISR" sponsored by NORFA, May 26-31, 1998, in Ellivuori, Finland
Paper:
A conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science education in Estonia.

International seminar on human information behaviour at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United States, June 16- 21, 1998. 
Paper: Models of Distance Education in LIS education.

64th IFLA General Conference, August 16 August 21, 1998, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Paper: A conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science education in Estonia

Nordic-Baltic seminar for Associations of Distance Education, August 27-29, Kuressaare, Estonia. 
Paper:
Distance Education in Estonia

The Nordic Conference on Information and Documentation "Facing Information World 2000", September 2nd – 4th, 1998, Turku, Finland
Panelist on the panel: Future of Information Professionals

49th FID Conference & Congress " Towards the New Information Society of Tomorrow: Innovations, Challenges and Impact, 11-17 October, 1998, New Delhi, India.
Paper: A conceptual model for designing and delivering distance education in library and information science education in Estonia .

ESC Manager’s Conference "ESC 98", 26th-28th November, 1998, Hagen, Germany .
Paper: Use of Technology in Estonia

2nd Baltic Workshop on Media Technology and Applications, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, December 3-4 1998 .Paper: Distance Education in Library and Information Science Education

International conference "The Information Literate Library in the Information Society", December 6th – 10th, 1998, Berlin, Germany
Paper: Library services in an electronic environment

1999

International seminar "Development of open university infrastructure in Estonia", 18-21. February, 1999, TPU, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: Development of open university infrastructure in Estonia

 

International conference "Issues connected with Written Communication" April 28 - May 1, 1999, TPU, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: Communication in Cyberspace

Nordic-Baltic Distance Education Associations Second meeting, May 6-9, 1999, Nida, Lithuania .
Paper: Perspectives of Estonian DE.

International seminar "Nordic-Baltic Cooperation in LIS Education: Reflection and Perspectives." , May 27-29, 1999, TPU, Tallinn, Estonia
Paper: LIS education in Estonia.
Paper: Open and Distance Learning and Joint European projects

International conference "ENABLE: Enabling Network-Based Learning", June 2.- 5, 1999, Espoo, Finland .
Paper: Collaborative Learning and Teaching: Project "Netbased Multimedia" between Estonia and Norway

International conference "Telecommunication in Education and Training: TET99", June 8-11, 1999, Gjovik, Norway
Paper: Collaborative Learning and Teaching: A "Netbased Multimedia" project between Estonia and Norway

International conference "The New Educational Frontier: Teaching and Learning in a Networked World", Vienna, Austria, June  20. - 24, 1999. 
Paper: Collaborative Learning and Teaching: Cooperation between Estonia and Norway and seminar: "Pedagogical Models and Technological Infrastructure for Netbased Multimedia" (co-author) Hilding Sponbergi (Norway). 

International conference “The Northern Dimension of the EU, Baltic Sea Region Networks and Universities”, September 19.-21, 1999,  Kuressaare, Estonia.
Paper: The Baltic-Nordic Distance Education Network

International research seminar ”Information Technology and Gender – Comparative and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives”, October 1-3, 1999, TPU, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: Gender Issues and Open and Distance Learning

Conference "Estonian Universities towards Learning Society", October 29, 1999, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: EADE - activities and future perspectives

2000

International seminar "New Technologies for Learning. Strategies and Implementation", 10-11 February, 2000, Tallinn , Estonia.
Paper: Development of Open Univerity Infrastructure in Estonia

UNESCO expert seminar "Preparation of a Training Package on Library Automation for Developing Countries", Bali, Indonesia, March 13-17, 2000 .
Paper: Distance Learning and/or Distance Education for on library automation for developing countries

 

Workshop of Council of Europe on Lifelong Learning for Equity and Social Cohesion: A New Challenge to Higher Education “Application of the new information and communication technologies in lifelong learning, Catania, 6-8 April, 2000.
Paper: Application of the new information and communication technologies in lifelong learning: Estonia

The EADTU (the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities) Millennium Conference 'Wiring the Ivory Tower. Linking Universities across Europe', Paris, 28-30 September, 2000.
Paper: Celebrating our Traditions, Sharing our Dreams, Shaping New Strategies: Library and Learning Support Academic Network in Europe

"Library as Information Gateway to the New Millennium.  The 6th Congress of Baltic Librarians, 5-6 October, 2000, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Paper: Learning and Instruction in a Learning Society: Contribution of ICT to Innovation in LIS Education

 

Meeting of the EADTU Library and Learning Support Working Group, Hagen, 1-2.December, 2000.
Paper: Review of the literature on library issues pertaining to ODL

 

International conference of FLUID "A World of Opportunities", 2-5.December, 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark  
Paper: Visions and solutions for future cooperation

 

Nordic-Baltic seminar "Perspectives for Nordic-Baltic Cooperation", 6 December, 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper: Nordic-Baltic cooperation in ODL

International seminar "Library Support for Open and Distance Learning", 15 December, 2000, Tallinn, Estonia .
Paper: Library Support for Open and Distance Learning: review of the literature on library issues pertaining to ODL

2001

Open 2001: Knowledge, information and democracy in the open society: The role of the library and information sector: 9th International BOBCATSSS Symposium on Library and Information Science: January 29-31, 2001, Vilnius, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Paper:  Library and information literacy services in open and distance learning.

UNESCO expert seminar "Preparation of a Training Package on Library Automation for Developing Countries", Hua Hin, Thailand, February 18-28, 2001

Open University Models in Estonia, 1-4. March, 2001, TPÜ-TÜ, Tallinn-Tartu, Estonia.
Paper: Tallinn Pedagogical University Open University: Current Model and Strategies for the Future

The Future of Learning – Learning for the Future: Shaping the Transition: 20th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Düsseldorf, Germany , 01-05 April, 2001.
Paper:  Library and information literacy services in open and distance learning.

Building a Library and Learning Support Academic Network in Europe. Extension Event of the Library and Learning Support Working Group of EADTU at the 20th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Düsseldorf, Germany, 01-05 April 2001.

Delivering Lifelong Continuing Professional Education Across Space and Time. The Fourth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Science Professions, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2001.
Paper: Learning and instruction in a learning society: Contribution of information technology to innovation in library and information science education.

3rd Nordic-Baltic Library meeting “Libraries in the Knowledge-based Society, 25-26 October, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: The role of library in a new learning environment

2002

EADTU Annual Conference “e-Learning for Europe: Changing curricula, changing competencies“, 4.-6.April, .2002, Glamorgan, UK
Paper:  Distance education for librarians: Creating an information competent Society (poster session)

International conference „Society without Universities“, 18.June, 2002, Tallinn, Estonia
Paper: Trends on Open and Distance Learning in Estonia and Worldwide.

EUCLID conference "Restructuring and adapting to European standards: overcoming regional variations in needs and interests in education for LIS", 16-18. October, 2002, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Paper: Approaches to quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programmes: experiences from Estonia and United Kingdom (co-author R. Hartley)

Conference "Women and the Internet – visibility, work and community building Cyborgs", 12-14 September, 2002, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Paper: Information Literacy and Gender Issues in ODL

EDEN and FLUID conference "Pathways in the Open Classroom: from experience and reflection towards a new understanding", 5-6. December, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A panelist at the panel: The Nordic pedagogical approach in ODL
– the challenges of the future pedagogical development  (co-panelists Ingeborg Boe and Anker Mikkelsen)

2003

International Conference "Technology Enhanced Learning in a Digital Age", Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania 8-9 May 2003.
Paper: Information competence development in European Higher Open and Distance Learning.

International conference “Adult Learning for Employability and Citizenship”, Kaunas, at the Vytautas Magnus University, 9 May, 2003
Paper: Estonian learning management system IVA in supporting new approaches to learning.
Paper: Potential areas for collaboration and sharing of experience in Nordic and Baltic countries at the BOLDIC session “Pedagogical tradition of ODL in the Baltic and Nordic Countries

EDEN (European Distance and e-Learning Network) Annual Conference "The Quality Dialogue: Integrating Quality Cultures in Flexible, Distance and eLearning", Rhodes, Greece, 15-18 June, 2003.
Paper: Information literacy developments in European e-Learning
Workshop "Getting real Close to ODL in the North: the Search for a Pedagogical Tradition of ODL in the Nordic-Baltic Countries" (together with Ingeborg Bo, Joergen Grubbe and Erica Sahlin)

13th European Conference on Reading "Reading, Writing, Thinking", 6-9 July, Tallinn, Estonia.
Paper: Information literacy in European higher open and distance learning

EUCLID/ALISE Joint Conference "Coping with continual change - change management in SLIS", July 31 - August 1st, 2003, Potsdam, Germany.
Paper: Change and innovation in European LIS education. (co-author L. Wood)

Konferanse Grenseløs læring, 1.og 2.sept. 2003 Radisson SAS Lillehammer Hotel, Norway.
Invited Paper:
Information literacy - a challenge in the learning process and an essential component of lifelong learning.

International Conference "Libraries Without Walls 5: The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services", 19-23 September, 2003, Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece.
Paper: Information Literacy and Learning.

EADTU Annual Conference 2003 "E-Bologna - Progressing the European Learning Space", Madrid, 6-8 November, 2003.
Paper:
Information-related competence development in European Higher Open and Distance Learning.

Conference "Information Technology, Transnational Democracy and Gender - Reloaded", 14-16 November 2003, Luleå, Sweden.

UNESCO and JFIT expert meeting on Information access in a digital environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 25-27 November 2003.
Background paper: E-learning: Pedagogy and Practice.

2004

3rd EDEN Research Workshop “Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning”, Oldenburg, Germany, March 4-6, 2004
Paper:
Information competence development in Nordic ODL.

Annual Conference of Estonian e-University "E-learning - Challenge for Higher Education", Tallinn, Estonia, March 11-12, 2003.
Paper: (via videoconference from Manchester) "Research in e-Learning in Europe and in Estonia"

The 33rd LIBER Annual General Conference "Integrating Europe! New Partnership across Old Borders", St. Petersburg, Russia, 29 June- July 2004.
Paper: General Introduction to the Role of the Library for University Education. (co-author S. Metsar)

EADTU Annual Conference 2004 "Mass-Individualisation of Higher Education for the Knowledge-Based Society", Heerlen, the Netherlands, 21-23 October, 2004. 
Paper: Information competence building for the knowledge society: a multiple case study approach.

2005

Nordisk sommarskola för informationskompetens 27.6.-1.7.2005 Tusby, Finland.

Invited lecture: Information competence development in Europe: trends and future prospects

 

International Conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of teaching library and information science at the Tallinn University: Information. Communication. Society,

Tallinn, 7-8.10 October, 2005

Paper at the Plenary: Changes and innovation in Estonian LIS education

Paper at the workshop: Information competence and learning

 

Raamatukogupäevade Raamatukogu Kaudu E-Maailmaavamine ja ettekandekoosolek Rakvere teatris, Rakvere, 21.oktoober, 2005.

Ettekanne: Infokirjaoskus ja e-õpe

 

Infokirjaoskuse päev Eesti Rahvusraamatukogus "Infokirjaoskus ja raamatukogud", 25.oktoober, 2005, Tallinn.

Ettekanne: Infopädevus

 

Infokirjaoskuse päev TLU Akadeemilises Raamatukogus "Infokirjaoskus ja raamatukogud", 25.oktoober, 2005, Tallinn.

Ettekanne: Infokirjaoskus digitaalses keskkonnas

 

Virtual conference: "Learning objects – repositories, networks and cooperation – status in the Nordic-Baltic countries", 24-28 April 2006 at NordFlex.Net.

Presentation: Overview of Learning Objects in Estonia

 

EADTU Annual Conference 2005 "Towards Lisbon 2010: Collaboration for Innovative Content in Lifelong Open and Flexible Learning", Rome, 10-11 November, 2005.

Paper: Models of Academic Cooperation in European LIS Education.[co-author: Anna Maria Tammaro]

2006

14th BOBCATSSS Symposium “Information. Innovation. Responsibility: Information Professional in the Networked Society”, 30.january-1.February 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Paper: Development of Information-related Competencies in European ODL Institutions

Workshop: Internationalisation of European LIS Education ,8organizer and moderator of the workshop]

 

Teaduskonverents 60 aastat Akadeemilist Raamatukogu, Tallinn, 4. aprill 2006.

Ettekanne: Infokirjaoskus ja infokäitumine infouuringute kontekstis

 

Vihula suvekool 2006 ülikooliraamatukogude referentidele ”Näe ja ole nähtav!” Vihula, 29.mai, 2006

Ettekanne: Infokirjaoskuse edendamine ülikoolis: raamatukogu ja ülikooli koostöö

 

Forum on international library education, 2006 ALA Annual Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana, June 23, 2006

Invited Paper: Internationalisation of LIS Education in Europe and North America [co-authors: Abdullahi, Kajberg]

 

Teadusraamatukogude suveseminar Ülikooli ja mäluasutuse koostöö teadlaselt praktikule
Ojaäärse
19. - 20. September, 2006

Ettekanne: Infopädevuse arendamine konstruktivistliku õppimiskäsitluse ja veebiõppe kontekstis

 

EADTU’s Annual Conference 2006 Tallinn, Estonia "Widening participation and opportunities by e-learning in higher education", 23-24 November 2006, at the Tallinn University in Tallinn

Presentation: WP 2 Library and Information Support

 

CIP-Worklab Seminar ”Needs of Tomorrow and Future, 28-29 November, 2006, Turku, Finland

Presentation: Competency-based Education and E-Learning Design at the Department of Information Studies at Tallinn University.

Presentation: CBE, e-learning and information competence development 

 

2007

XVII Friedrich Puksoo päev "80 aastat kõrgemat raamatukoguharidust Eestis", 23.jaanuar, Tartu, 2007.

Ettekanne: Tallinna Ülikooli infoteaduste osakond muutuste kontekstis.

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E-mail: mailto:sirvir@tlu.ee, S.Virkus@mmu.ac.uk