Who Wants To Be A Librarian


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Member Sharing Session presentation delivered at the 2007 BBSLG Conference hosted by the University of Northampton, 27-29 June

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Who Wants To Be A Librarian

  1. 1. Who Wants to be a Librarian? The use of voting technology in inductions Simon Speight University of Warwick
  2. 2. How much do you know? 1. I’ve used it in my own teaching 2. I’ve seen it demonstrated, but not 0 used it myself of 1 3. I’ve heard about it and want to know more 0% 0% 0% 0% 4. I only came along for .. . ... .. r.. the chance to meet n. ta st fo ow on ti g ou m y on m Chris Tarrant de ab al in it e rd it m n a d ca e he e se us y e nl e I’v I’v e Io I’v
  3. 3. How does it work?  Uses special software (e.g. TurningPoint)  Needs special hardware (receiver and handsets)  Cost?
  4. 4. What can it be used for?  Testing existing levels of knowledge  Checking understanding  Encouraging discussions  Seeking opinions
  5. 5. How likely are you to use voting technology in the future? 100% 1. Very likely 2. Quite likely 3. Quite unlikely 4. Very unlikely 5. Depends if it’s 0% 0% 0% 0% available at my y ly ly ly . el b. e e e lik la ik ik lik institution ai l l un un te ry av ui Ve te ry s Q ui it’ Ve Q if ds en 1 of 1 ep D
  6. 6. How we used it at Warwick
  7. 7. What do the things on my reading list mean?
  8. 8. HUCZYNSKI, A. and BUCHANAN, D., 2001. Organisational behaviour: an introductory text. 4th edition. Harlow: Pearson Education. Is this reference: 1. an article in a journal 2. a book 3. a thesis 4. a giraffe 0% 0% 0% 0% e s ok . j.. si ff ra bo e a th gi in a a a e l tic ar an
  9. 9. KANFER, R., 1994. Work motivation: new directions in theory and research. In: C.L. COOPER and I.T. ROBERTSON, eds. Key reviews in managerial psychology. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 1-53. Is this reference: 1. an article in a journal 2. a thesis 3. a chapter in an edited book 0% 0% 0% 0% 4. an historical document l s t a en si ... rn e te m u th jo i u ed oc a a an ld in a e in ric l tic r te to ar ap s hi an ch an a
  10. 10. DALLAS, G. ManagementFirst. [Online]. (http://www.managementfirst.com/index.html). Emerald Publishing. (16.01.2006). Remember:  Webpages need to be properly referenced too!  Include the web address (URL)  Clearly state when you last viewed the page
  11. 11. Which of the following provides the most reliable information? 1. Google 2. Library Catalogue 3. Journal articles 4. Websites 5. Library databases
  12. 12. Advantages  Quick and easy to use  Increased levels of engagement and interest  Chance to interact with students  Allows all students to take part anonymously  Useful diagnostic tool – immediate check on understanding  Sessions can be tailored according to existing knowledge  Works with large or small groups
  13. 13. Potential pitfalls  Use it as a proper teaching tool, not a gimmick  Don’t overuse it  Can be more difficult to manage the session  Greater self-confidence needed by presenter?
  14. 14. Some practical points  Leave plenty of time to set up software  You may need technical support  More staff-intensive for larger sessions  Make sure you give clear instructions!  Think about how long you leave voting open for  React to the results
  15. 15. Bargain basement alternatives  Coloured paper  Cubes  Hands up!
  16. 16. As a result of this session, how likely are you to use voting technology in future? 100% • Very likely • Quite likely • Quite unlikely • Very unlikely • Depends if it’s 0% 0% 0% 0% available at my y ly ly ly . el b. e e e institution lik la ik ik lik ai l l un un te ry av ui Ve te ry s Q ui it’ Ve Q if ds en 1 of 1 ep D