Library collaboration with DLTAS

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  • Library collaboration with DLTAS

    1. 1. Library collaboration with DLTAS Department of Town and Regional Planning and the University Library
    2. 2. Background: Library <ul><ul><li>General student dissatisfaction with Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPL closure with opening of IC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to support MA programmes/research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit of student study skills showed students lacked basic information literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing student expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Net generation; ‘on demand’ culture </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Background: TRP <ul><ul><li>Recognising and communicating the importance of IL for staff and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IL goals resonated with growing concern about poor standards of referencing, information handling and writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making effective use of existing library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue over conflicting demands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials, benchmarking, help with activities and assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From GPL to IC </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Online resources support L&T <ul><li>Change the nature of the class activity with “guaranteed” availability </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate resources with online/f2f discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Support research-led teaching through critical analysis of key articles </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with multimedia & Web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between providing access and ensuring students become information literate </li></ul>
    5. 5. New Partnership Targeted Action: Resource Lists
    6. 6. Information Literacy Strategy <ul><li>Back to basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting out expectations at each level based on the ‘7 pillars’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysing what is already being done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying gaps in provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening learning outcomes and assessment criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing targeted activities (and related assessments) for learning and teaching around IL at each level – online and face-to-face </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Information tutorials
    8. 12. TRP DLTAS <ul><li>Information Literate graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Developing independent learners and research-led teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding Information Literacy into TRP thinking (an explicit Information Literacy Strategy) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of existing high quality learning and information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Close liaison over customising further material </li></ul>
    9. 13. DLTAS Areas for Discussion <ul><ul><li>Are you doing enough for your students? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you expect of your students? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What support do you need to do more? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated library materials into WebCT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making the transition to the Information Commons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and/or customise Information Skills tutorials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess students’ information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop benchmarks and/or IL strategy </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 14. Questions? <ul><li>Contact details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lyn Parker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>l.a.parker@ sheffield .ac. uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 27363 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aidan While </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 26184 </li></ul></ul>

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