A Fresh(Ers’) Perspective

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A Fresh(Ers’) Perspective

  1. 1. A Fresh(ers’) perspective
  2. 2. <ul><li>Many students start university </li></ul><ul><li>knowing how to </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>That does not help when </li></ul><ul><li>they are asked to </li></ul><ul><li>find 3 books, journal articles and websites </li></ul><ul><li>on a particular topic, or… </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>When they are not allowed to source </li></ul><ul><li>information from </li></ul><ul><li>well-known online encyclopedias </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Without proper support and encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>students will forage for information </li></ul><ul><li>in what they know </li></ul><ul><li>and could leave university… </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>still knowing only </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>It does not have to be this way </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>If they are to be discerning users of information, </li></ul><ul><li>let’s help students </li></ul><ul><li>make sense of it all </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Going beyond Google is not painful </li></ul><ul><li>or difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>Just think outside the </li></ul><ul><li>[search] box </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>There’s a whole host of discovery tools </li></ul><ul><li>connecting searchers to quality information. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>There are also a number of full text resources. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>You don’t need to use each one, </li></ul><ul><li>just what’s relevant. </li></ul><ul><li>MetaLib can help you make that choice </li></ul><ul><li>http://metalib.lboro.ac.uk </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Your Academic Librarian can help too. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops, </li></ul><ul><li>one-to-one consultations, </li></ul><ul><li>online tutorials… </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Why is all this important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“In the modern world, people increasingly need to develop skill in evaluating and managing information, in both their personal and working lives”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEFCE (2005) HEFCE strategic plan 2003 - 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you for watching </li></ul><ul><li>A Fresh(ers’) perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Ginny Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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