Can we play? Building Opportunities for Student Activism andEngagement and why it matters.<br />Ka Ming Pang and Jo Norwoo...
We live in challenging times. LIS students have a vested interest in the profession. They needtake the opportunity to enga...
Advocacy and Engagement: University of Brighton MA Informations Studies: A case study.<br />
Advocacy and Activism<br />
Engagement<br />
What has been done to engage the class<br />
Class Survey on Activism and Engagement<br />
Small data sample- not useful for formulating meaningful statisticsWriting questionnaires are hard, but ooh look written c...
RESULTS!<br />
No correlation between communication tools used, and generation, gender, part time, fulltime status. Frequency of usage va...
Reasons for joining CILIP: <br /><ul><li>Cheap for students
Good for employability
Keeps them up todate with library related information</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for not joining CILIP<br />Costs. <br />Do...
“CILIP is supposed to join information workers together to have a collective voice, but I haven’t seen evidence of that. I...
Two thirds of students were active. Involved in read ins. Writing letters to MPs, joiningprotests, leafleting, passing on ...
Conclusions and Action Points<br />
Building an effective communication strategy<br />
CILIP needs to reach out to students. Connect earlier, and relate sessions to relevantevents. Promote their advocacy work ...
Politically activity needs to be fed back into the class. <br />
Summary<br />
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  1. 1. Can we play? Building Opportunities for Student Activism andEngagement and why it matters.<br />Ka Ming Pang and Jo Norwood<br />MA Information Studies<br />Brighton University<br />
  2. 2. We live in challenging times. LIS students have a vested interest in the profession. They needtake the opportunity to engage and be more active.<br />
  3. 3. Advocacy and Engagement: University of Brighton MA Informations Studies: A case study.<br />
  4. 4. Advocacy and Activism<br />
  5. 5. Engagement<br />
  6. 6. What has been done to engage the class<br />
  7. 7. Class Survey on Activism and Engagement<br />
  8. 8. Small data sample- not useful for formulating meaningful statisticsWriting questionnaires are hard, but ooh look written comments!<br />
  9. 9. RESULTS!<br />
  10. 10. No correlation between communication tools used, and generation, gender, part time, fulltime status. Frequency of usage varied from person to person.<br />
  11. 11. Reasons for joining CILIP: <br /><ul><li>Cheap for students
  12. 12. Good for employability
  13. 13. Keeps them up todate with library related information</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for not joining CILIP<br />Costs. <br />Doesn't benefit them as students. <br />Perceived lack of political activity.<br />
  14. 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.”<br />
  15. 15. Two thirds of students were active. Involved in read ins. Writing letters to MPs, joiningprotests, leafleting, passing on information.<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions and Action Points<br />
  17. 17. Building an effective communication strategy<br />
  18. 18. CILIP needs to reach out to students. Connect earlier, and relate sessions to relevantevents. Promote their advocacy work better to those who are not CILIP members.<br />
  19. 19. Politically activity needs to be fed back into the class. <br />
  20. 20. Summary<br />
  21. 21. Thanks for listening<br />Ka Ming Pang <br />(@AgentK23)<br />Jo Norwood <br />(@DreamingEntity)<br />
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