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  • 1. ANZIIL Perth Forum October 2004 Personal Service delivering face to face information literacy to ECU students in Singapore Julia Gross Edith Cowan University Faculty Librarian 1
  • 2. ECU Singapore Program Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences (CSESS) • Two main faculty partners • Advent Links • Academy of Human Development • Library Information Literacy faculty supported and funded • Several faculty courses • Counselling • Childhood and Family Education 2
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  • 4. Access to local library collections in Singapore • ECU partners have scant print collections • Reliant on ECU for electronic collections • No local librarian or library service • No local university reciprocal arrangements 4
  • 5. ECU students in Singapore • Bachelors, Masters • Wide range of skill levels • Language fluency •English is 2nd language • Adult learners • IT literate 5
  • 6. Key issues for our students in Singapore • Unaware of ECU Library services •Document Delivery •External Library • Unaware of ECU Library resources •Print and electronic • Authentication to library databases 6
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  • 8. Course objectives • Students • can research a topic and locate information sources • display improved quality in written work • avoid plagiarism • become self sufficient • feel less isolated 8
  • 9. Course delivery mode • Demonstration • Hands On – Catalogue and database exercises – Referencing exercises 9
  • 10. Course content • Research Process • incl. referencing, avoiding plagiarism • Library Services • Document Delivery, External Library • Library Resources • Catalogue, databases • Content evolving and adapting 10
  • 11. Course evaluation Need more on Referencing Need to learn Needed this Blackboard sooner Students Quality of Staff assignments improved 11
  • 12. How different is offshore ? • Cultural and language issues • Student learning styles • Internationalisation of content • Equity Imperative • Planning and Logistics 12
  • 13. Planning and Logistics 13
  • 14. Changes 2001-2004 • Increasing reliance on electronic resources • More electronic content available • More local content available • More content requested by faculty 14
  • 15. AQUA audit of ECU Singapore http://www.anziil.org/events_meetings/ 2004/events/perth/resources.htm 15