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Exploring good practice for research supervisors in   information literacy       development        Sheila Corrall     and...
Presentation Overview                RIN                Role of research                 supervisors in IL              ...
RIN 2012Launched as a new venture that aims to  improve access & management of  information   community interest company...
Role of research Supervisors inInformation LiteracyAre PhD supervisors a ‘lost generation’? investigate current practices...
MethodolgyCurtis+Cartwright and Cardiff University desktop research on existing evidence strategic interviews with stake...
Findings of report                                                                re                                      ...
Student responses: IL & how    develop skills                                                                             ...
Ranked IL support & guidanceRanking        Research student (self                  Supervisors (perceived for             ...
Recommendations from report1. Make it easier for supervisors to keep   up to date on what training & support   is availabl...
Group activityIn groups: identify individual & collective actions summarise proposals on flip chart1. How should we rais...
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Corrall & Stubbings - Exploring good practice for research supervisors in information literacy development

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See also a synopsis of the discussion here; http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/researcher-development-and-skills/information-handling-training-researchers/research-superv (links to an attachment lower down on the page).

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  1. 1. Exploring good practice for research supervisors in information literacy development Sheila Corrall and Ruth Stubbings
  2. 2. Presentation Overview  RIN  Role of research supervisors in IL  Activity
  3. 3. RIN 2012Launched as a new venture that aims to improve access & management of information community interest company research & analysis facilitation and coordination development of effective policies and strategieshttp://www.researchinfonet.org/
  4. 4. Role of research Supervisors inInformation LiteracyAre PhD supervisors a ‘lost generation’? investigate current practices of PhD supervisors in supporting development of IL evaluate abilities of PhD supervisors to impart relevant skills and provide advice analyse variations across institutions and disciplines identify where improvement would be beneficial
  5. 5. MethodolgyCurtis+Cartwright and Cardiff University desktop research on existing evidence strategic interviews with stakeholder organisations online surveys of PhD supervisors (n=382) & research students (n=907) institutional case studies (n=5) via interviews & focus groups expert panel oversaw the project
  6. 6. Findings of report re x pictu Resear C omple ch stud superv en isors a ts look to informa s sourc tion & g e of uidanc e Minority of supervisors not engaged in student IL development Supervisors areconfident in ability toadvise students on IL Sup er v alwa isors ar ys u e no p to t date rs / for s uperviso IL training ways studen ts not al iate Supervisors not familiar d as appropr with the term in formation perceive literacy
  7. 7. Student responses: IL & how develop skills Green = highly ranked Red = low rankedCurtis & Cartwright Consulting (2011) The role of research supervisors in information literacy. A Research InformationNetwork report. London: Research Information Network. p.35 Available online:http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/Research_supervisors_report_for_screen.pdf
  8. 8. Ranked IL support & guidanceRanking Research student (self Supervisors (perceived for reported) their students)#1 Supervisors Supervisor#2 Web Training courses#3 PhD training programmes Library staff#4 Other students Online university resources#5 None required Other members of the research groupCurtis & Cartwright Consulting (2011) The role of research supervisors in information literacy. AResearch Information Network report. London: Research Information Network. p.42 Availableonline: http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/Research_supervisors_report_for_screen.pdf
  9. 9. Recommendations from report1. Make it easier for supervisors to keep up to date on what training & support is available2. Improve development opportunities for supervisors3. Encourage supervisors to support & discuss research students’ skills assessment4. Consider how to position IL in institution
  10. 10. Group activityIn groups: identify individual & collective actions summarise proposals on flip chart1. How should we raise awareness of training & support available?2. Review & identify strategies for developing supervisors IL capabilities3. How should supervisors assess students information literacy capabilities?4. How can we brand and raise profile of information literacy?
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