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Enhancing the quality and impact of Library Workshops
Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill Jan 2014
The winner takes it all
Knowing me, knowing you
• Issues
• Collaboration
• Inspiration
• Solutions
• Impact
SOS
• Not embedded
• Inconsistent provision
• Repetitive
• Bad timing
• Information skills
• Teaching methods
Librarians and teaching
• Relevance
• Too much
• Tools based
• Didactic
• Uninspiring
• Subject
• Teaching skills
http://w...
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
• Answers
• Facts
• References
• Reporting back
• Easy option
• Fear
Librarians reinforce this!
http:/...
Arrival
Teaching qualifications:
•PGCertHE @ MDX
•Teaching Fellowships
•FHEA
•TESOL
Benefits:
•Equivalent
•Learning togeth...
Björn Again
• Less is more
• Cloning
• Discussion
• Learning by doing
• Learners, not the taught
• Games
http://advedupsyf...
The name of the game
• Fun
• Quick
• Simple
• Easy
• Need or objective
Adapted from Susan Boyle, Lilac 2011
I have a dream
Move from
“ …lifting and transporting textual substance from
one location, the library, to another, their
t...
Super Troupers
• School plan
• Structure
• Menu
• Mapping
Greatest Hits
• Thinking about resources
• Keywords
• Searching
• Evaluation
Thinking about resources
Books
What are they:
A written or printed work of fiction or fact.
May be electronic.
Good for:
Clear overview.
Not so goo...
Journal
What are they:
A regular publication containing articles on a particular
academic subject.
Presents new research.
...
Web page
What are they:
An information resource which can be easily created by
anyone on any topic.
Electronic.
Good for:
...
Newspaper
What are they:
A regular publication containing current events,
informative articles, diverse features and adver...
Popular (trade) journal
What are they:
A regular publication containing new products plus
information for a business secto...
Find out more
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides
http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EIS
Thinking about keywords
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
The real thing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidelong/300188454/
Your first piece of coursework for CCM2426 will be based
o...
Finding resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon
Select Summon and search
for information for your project
Google vs Summon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/3450743002/
Google
• Familiar and easy to use
• Finds too much i...
Evaluating information
Evaluating information
Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’.
Have a look at the 4 items that you have be...
• Authority
• Relevance
• Intent
• Objectivity
• Currency
Evaluating information
How are books arranged in the library?
004.19 PRE
Books are arranged…..
Computing
Design
Design
Animals
Animals
Computing
History
History
History
004.19 ABE 004....
Take a chance on me
Marks Attendees Non-attendees
Commonest mark 65% 50%
Highest mark 90% 75%
Lowest mark 40% 40%
Bibliogr...
“If you put me to the test, if
you let me try………”
Search tools used Attendees Non-attendees
Google 68% 63%
Wikipedia 38% 2...
On and on and on
•Roll-out framework
•Develop activities
•Improve attendance
•Revalidation
•Moodle
The winner takes it all
• Successful collaboration
• Changes have worked
• Teaching is more fun
• Impact…
...Library train...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturalturn/3264726560/
Mamma Mia it’s……………
Adam Edwards
a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk
Vanessa Hill
v.h...
When all is said and done
• Boyle, S. (2011) Using games to enhance information literacy
sessions, Presented at LILAC 2011...
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  1. 1. Enhancing the quality and impact of Library Workshops Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill Jan 2014 The winner takes it all
  2. 2. Knowing me, knowing you • Issues • Collaboration • Inspiration • Solutions • Impact
  3. 3. SOS • Not embedded • Inconsistent provision • Repetitive • Bad timing • Information skills • Teaching methods
  4. 4. Librarians and teaching • Relevance • Too much • Tools based • Didactic • Uninspiring • Subject • Teaching skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicchi/4079403111/
  5. 5. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme • Answers • Facts • References • Reporting back • Easy option • Fear Librarians reinforce this! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nottsexminer/6270679714/
  6. 6. Arrival Teaching qualifications: •PGCertHE @ MDX •Teaching Fellowships •FHEA •TESOL Benefits: •Equivalent •Learning together •Language •Respect •Understanding
  7. 7. Björn Again • Less is more • Cloning • Discussion • Learning by doing • Learners, not the taught • Games http://advedupsyfall09.wikispaces.com/Sara+Woodard
  8. 8. The name of the game • Fun • Quick • Simple • Easy • Need or objective Adapted from Susan Boyle, Lilac 2011
  9. 9. I have a dream Move from “ …lifting and transporting textual substance from one location, the library, to another, their teacher’s briefcases.” To “…searching, analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, selecting, rejecting…” Kleine 1987
  10. 10. Super Troupers • School plan • Structure • Menu • Mapping
  11. 11. Greatest Hits • Thinking about resources • Keywords • Searching • Evaluation
  12. 12. Thinking about resources
  13. 13. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Clear overview. Not so good for: Up to date information.
  14. 14. Journal What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts. Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject.
  15. 15. Web page What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information. Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information.
  16. 16. Newspaper What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information. Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information.
  17. 17. Popular (trade) journal What are they: A regular publication containing new products plus information for a business sector. Good for: Latest product news. Not so good for: Detailed and objective reports.
  18. 18. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EIS
  19. 19. Thinking about keywords http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  20. 20. The real thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidelong/300188454/ Your first piece of coursework for CCM2426 will be based on the Cornish Villages 4G trial. •Keywords •Alternative keywords •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  21. 21. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon Select Summon and search for information for your project
  22. 22. Google vs Summon http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/3450743002/ Google • Familiar and easy to use • Finds too much information • Fast results • Access from any computer • Access to some books and journals • Designed to sell you things • Search results sponsored • Searches for info from any source • Pay for academic information Summon • Easy to use • Finds lots of academic info • Fast results • Access from any computer • Access to lots of books and journals • Designed to find you information • Search results by relevance • Searches quality resources • Free access to full text
  23. 23. Evaluating information
  24. 24. Evaluating information Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’. Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and consider the following: • Which items are the most relevant to your essay? • Which items would be no use? • Which item has the most academic authority? • Which items might have bias? • Which item is the most current?
  25. 25. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  26. 26. How are books arranged in the library?
  27. 27. 004.19 PRE Books are arranged….. Computing Design Design Animals Animals Computing History History History 004.19 ABE 004.19 CR0 004.19 PRE
  28. 28. Take a chance on me Marks Attendees Non-attendees Commonest mark 65% 50% Highest mark 90% 75% Lowest mark 40% 40% Bibliography commonest mark 7/10 5/10 •Survey of CCM2426 students •66 attendees, 22 non-attendees
  29. 29. “If you put me to the test, if you let me try………” Search tools used Attendees Non-attendees Google 68% 63% Wikipedia 38% 27% Summon 68% 40% Library catalogue 30% 59% Evaluation criteria Attendees Non-attendees Current 89% 59% Relevant 76% 59% Academic authority 67% 41% Easy to read 24% 45%
  30. 30. On and on and on •Roll-out framework •Develop activities •Improve attendance •Revalidation •Moodle
  31. 31. The winner takes it all • Successful collaboration • Changes have worked • Teaching is more fun • Impact… ...Library training gets you better marks!
  32. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturalturn/3264726560/ Mamma Mia it’s…………… Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://bit.ly/GamesMDX
  33. 33. When all is said and done • Boyle, S. (2011) Using games to enhance information literacy sessions, Presented at LILAC 2011. http://www.slideshare.net/infolit_group/boyle-using-games-to- enchance-information-literacy • Kleine, M. (1987), What is it we do when we write articles like this one-Or how can we get students to join us?, Writing Instructor 6, 151. • Markless, S., (2010), Teaching information literacy in HE: What? Where? How?, presented at King’s College London, 9/12/10. [Notes taken at the event.] http://bit.ly/GamesMDX
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