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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 />University of Brighton<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 is not useful for formulating meaningful statistics.Writing questionnaires ishard, but ooh look, written comments!<br />
  9. 9. RESULTS!<br />
  10. 10. Via Flickr Commons: Adactio<br />No correlation between tools used and age, gender or type of study.<br />
  11. 11. Reasons for joining CILIP: <br /><ul><li>Cheap for students.
  12. 12. Good for employability,
  13. 13. Keeps Students up todate with library related information.</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for not joining CILIP<br />Expensive for students. <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 are active. They were involved in:<br /><ul><li>Read ins.
  16. 16. Letter writing
  17. 17. Protests
  18. 18. Leafleting
  19. 19. Passing on information.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusions and Action Points<br />
  20. 20. Building an effective communication strategy: Use as many tools as possible!<br />
  21. 21. CILIP needs to reach out to students. <br /><ul><li>Connect earlier with students.
  22. 22. Relate sessions to relevant events
  23. 23. Promote their advocacy work better.</li></li></ul><li>Politically activity needs to be fed back into the class. <br />
  24. 24. Stronger networks = Stronger Voice<br />
  25. 25. Thanks for listening<br />Ka-Ming Pang <br />(@AgentK23)<br />Jo Norwood <br />(@DreamingEntity)<br />

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