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Breaking the Core Programme Barrier - Authors: Lorna Dodd and Susan Boyle (UCD Library College Liaison Librarians)


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Presentation given at LILAC 2013 conference in Manchester, England March 25-27, 2013.

Presentation given at LILAC 2013 conference in Manchester, England March 25-27, 2013.

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  • Give a background info on UCD
  • Give a background info on UCD
  • Analyse and appraise scientific research workPlan and manage a projectCommunicate scientific ideas: verbal and writtenUnderstand ethics relating to ownership of ideas and discoveriesUnderstand how to correctly acknowledge scientific workBecome an independent learnerUnderstand the value and impact of scientific research on societyWork as part of a team
  • of UCD context
  • Note taking, preparing for class, reading, critical thinking, referencing and writing skills
  • of UCD context
  • 7 minute tutorial in YouTubeView plaigaism & referencing section in Skills4Study
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    • 1. Breaking the Core Programme BarrierLorna Dodd Susan BoyleCollege Liaison Librarian College Liaison LibrarianUCD Library UCD Libraryemail: email:
    • 2. Presentation Outline Background New strategy going forward Arts and Science programmes Captain’s Log reflections Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 3. About UCD  Largest University in Ireland  Approx. 22,000 undergraduates  Seven Colleges  Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Law, Business, Nursing, Medicine, Health, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, ArchitectureBoyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 4. Background: Past Approach Adhoc approach to Information Literacy Instruction Driven by individual demand Duplication across modules Gaps across programmes Uneven spread across disciplines UnsustainableBoyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 5. Strategy Going Forward 2010-2014 UCD Library Programme approach to Strategic Plan Information Literacy Identify needs, provide variety of methods Easier to deliver in Self- single subject and small directed, Online, Acade programmes mic/Tutor led, Librarian FacilitatedBoyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 6. Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 7. …Arts & Science Large multi-disciplinary programmes No place where all students are together Some engagement dependent on individual academics Some students get duplication while other get nothing (Dodd, L. & Kendlin, V., 2010) Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 8. Just like Captain Kirk… We got lucky!Just like Captain Kirk… We got lucky! Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 9. Just like Captain Kirk… We got lucky! University making a shift in approach to multi-disciplinary programmes Trying to create an identity around Arts Learn how work though a scientific problem Shared goals: Development key skills required for success in university including retrieving, understanding and communicating appropriate information Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 11. Principles of Scientific Enquiry Pilot 2010/2011 Approx. 70 students Module descriptor:“identify a scientific problem,research the literature andproduce a review” Created by key academic – now Registrar Academic approached LibraryBoyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 12. Principles of Scientific EnquiryDistress Call:  First year students need to know how to find books and journal articles; how to evaluate information; how to avoid plagiarismOur Mission:  Create a workshop/lecture and accompanying materials Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 13. Principles of Scientific EnquiryMission Details Students work in small groups with an academic Choose their own scientific problem Year 1 ran 2 workshops (35 in each class) Year 2 change in module coordinator Lecture for 300+ students Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 14. YouTube Tutorial
    • 15. Mythbusters Quiz
    • 16. Mythbusters Quiz
    • 18. Introduction to Arts Pilot 2011/2012 Approx. 350 students Module descriptor:“identify and develop the skillsand resources which willmaximize their success atuniversity” Academic staff partnered with UCD Teaching & Learning Palgrave Skills4Study online module and textbook Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 19. Introduction to ArtsDistress Call:  Academic staff and UCD Teaching & Learning  Shortfall in Palgrave Skills4StudyOur Mission:  Create an online tutorial, supporting materials and peer learning activities to be delivered by tutors Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 20. Introduction to ArtsMission Details Tutorial delivered by tutors Tutors trained by Library staff Students must prepare for tutorial Students must demonstrate they have prepared through activities Tutorial in low-tech environment Must cover basic Library skills and information on plagiarism Boyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 21. Preparation Material
    • 22. Preparation Material
    • 23. In class activities Matching Pairs Game Catalogue which is located on the library website To find out if we have a book in UCD library would search the ? Boyle Susan (2012 Using Games as treatments and creative triggers: a promising strategy for information literacy. In Information Literacy beyond library 2.0.
    • 24. In class activities Matching Pairs GameYou would find dictionaries andencyclopaediasin the ? Section Boyle Susan (2012 Using Games as treatments and creative triggers: a promising strategy for information literacy. In Information Literacy beyond library 2.0.
    • 25. Paraphrasing Activity
    • 26. Paraphrasing Activity
    • 27. Library Quiz1. From the Library video, “Finding a book in the Library”: a. Many books on your reading list are located in the SLC. What does SLC stand for? _________ a. Using your student card, you can borrow a book using the _________ _________ machine2. Plagiarism is using the ideas and words of someone else as yourown, without citing the original work. True or False3. When compiling your reference list/bibliography what informationdo you have to include. Fill in the blanks below:Author , Date, ________, Place of publication, _____________
    • 28. Intro to Arts Principles of Scientific Enquiry  Very smooth  Approx. 370 students  Approx. 1,600  Loss of momentum students with staff changes  Library tutorial most positively receivedBoyle & Dodd: LILAC 2013
    • 29. Captain’s Log Benefits Reaching all first year arts and science students for the first time Effective use of Library time Library part of University shift in approach to large multi-disciplinary programmes Recognition of Library’s role in developing key skills
    • 30. Captain’s Log New Worlds Model rolling out to other programmes: Social Sciences & Nursing Library needs to identify other similar opportunities Library remains the only common player: could we instigate cooperation and coordination across all disciplines
    • 31. Captain’s Log Challenges Key to first years: How do we build in for the future subsequent years in each programme? How do we measure the impact on students’ skill development? Modules stay, academics change: How do we manage legacy?