Members' Sharing: Research Into Practice

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Presentation given by Lydia Matheson (Aston University) as part of the Members' Sharing Sessions at the BLA's 2010 conference in Liverpool

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Members' Sharing: Research Into Practice

  1. 1. Lydia Matheson Information Specialist 7 July 2010 Research into practice How evaluation and feedback have informed Library service development at Aston University
  2. 2. What research have we done? <ul><li>Small scale funding through Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Technologies and Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a blog to answer enquiries and support research for undergraduate assignments in the School of Life and Health Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VLE based Library induction sessions for distance learning students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stepping stones to Information Literacy: a PebblePad case study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading List Project – a university-wide approach to improving access to reading lists for students </li></ul>
  3. 3. What was involved? <ul><li>Preparation and planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Literature review) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultation / evidence gathering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– other librarians, students, staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase of resources / training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivery / implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation of resources / materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and feedback </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did we obtain evaluation and provide feedback?
  5. 5. What were the challenges?
  6. 6. What were the benefits?
  7. 7. What services have been developed? <ul><li>Teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pebblepad Information Literacy Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enquiries support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogworm, online resources via VLE, screen capture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VLE induction – Are you new to Aston? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Presenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate, Jing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New reading list system on VLE implemented 2009 . Consolidation and improvements 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates standard approach to online course readings. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Where next?
  9. 9. Any questions? [email_address] Tel: 0121 204 4507

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