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The first of several 'bite-sized' information literacy inputs to BA(Hons) Primary Education students.

The first of several 'bite-sized' information literacy inputs to BA(Hons) Primary Education students.



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    • Key information skills and the evaluation process Clare McCluskey – Academic Liaison Librarian
    • Aims• To understand the information searching process• To learn how to search for evidence on a specific topic• To be able to access the full text of the information
    • SCONUL seven pillars © Copyright 2012 SCONUL SCONUL 7 pillars: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/doughnut.jpg
    • Identify• Understands: – New info and data always being produced – Scale of the world of published and unpublished data• Is able to: – Identify lack of knowledge in an area – Identify search question – Manage time effectively to complete search
    • Scope• Understands: – What types of info are available – Their characteristics and accessibility• Is able to: – Identify which types of info answer need – Identify best search tools to answer need
    • Plan• Understands: – Range of search techniques – Need to develop/refine techniques as needed• Is able to: – Define a search strategy – Select best search tools for the job – Refine search strategy according to tool used
    • Gather• Understands: – How libraries provide access to resources – Difference between free and provided resources• Is able to: – Access the full text of info – Engage with a community to share info
    • Evaluate• Understands: – Issues of quality/bias/relevance/accuracy – Importance of citation in learning context• Is able to: – Assess the quality/relevance of info – Read critically – Know when to stop!
    • Manage• Understands: – Importance of storing/sharing info ethically – Need to keep systematic records• Is able to: – Cite resources – Use a suitable method of storing/managing info
    • Present• Understands: – Difference between summarising and synthesising info – Personal responsibility to disseminate info and knowledge• Is able to: – Communicate effectively using appropriate verbal/writing styles – Synthesise and appraise info from different sources
    • Contact me• E: c.mccluskey@yorksj.ac.uk• T: 01904 876699