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Presentation delivered during the New Professionals Conference 2011 by Joseph Norwood and Ka-Ming Pang

Presentation delivered during the New Professionals Conference 2011 by Joseph Norwood and Ka-Ming Pang

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  • 1. Can we play? Building opportunities for student activism andengagement and why it matters.
    Ka-Ming Pang and Jo Norwood
    MA Information Studies
    University of Brighton
  • 2. We live in challenging times. LIS students have a vested interest in the profession. They need totake the opportunity to engage and be more active.
  • 3. Advocacy and engagementat the University of BrightonMA Information Studies.
  • 4. Advocacy and activism
  • 5. Engagement
  • 6. What has been done to engage the class
  • 7. Class survey on activism and engagement
  • 8. Small data sample is not useful for formulating meaningful statistics.Writing questionnaires is hard, but ooh look, written comments!
  • 9. RESULTS!
  • 10. We are not clones!
    Image sourced from Flickr Commons: Adactio
  • 11. Reasons for joining CILIP:
    • Cheap for students.
    • 12. Good for employability.
    • 13. Keeps students up to date with library related information.
  • Reasons for not joining CILIP:
    Expensive for students.
    Doesn't benefit them as students.
    Perceived lack of political activity.
  • 14. “CILIP is supposed to join information workers together to have a collective voice, but I haven’t seen evidence of that. I don’t see organised political activity during the current crisis in our industry, or anything of use.”
  • 15. Two thirds of students are active. They were involved in:
  • 16. Conclusions and Action Points
  • 17. Building an effective communication strategy: Use as many tools as possible!
  • 18. CILIP needs to reach out to students:
    • Connect earlier with students.
    • 19. Relate sessions to relevant events.
    • 20. Promote their advocacy work better.
  • Political activity needs to be fed back into the class
  • 21. Stronger networks = Stronger voice
  • 22. Thanks for listening
    Ka-Ming Pang
    (@AgentK23)
    Jo Norwood
    (@DreamingEntity)
  • 23. Images
    Slide two: The Last Judgement: Hieronymus Bosch
    Slide Four: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/5189335153/
    Slide five: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationallibrarynz_commons/3326203787/
    Slide nine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galt-museum/4112917355/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    Slide ten: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/2856121959/
    Slide thirteen: image created by anonymous member of internet group – “Anonymous”
    Slide fifteen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5190623320/
    Slide nineteen: Chinese propaganda poster
    Hand drawn images by Jo and Ka-Ming