Can we play? Building opportunities for student activism andengagement and why it matters.<br />Ka-Ming Pang and Jo Norwoo...
We live in challenging times. LIS students have a vested interest in the profession. They need totake the opportunity to e...
Advocacy and engagementat the University of BrightonMA Information Studies. <br />
Advocacy and activism<br />
Engagement<br />
What has been done to engage the class<br />
Class survey on activism and engagement<br />
Small data sample is not useful for formulating meaningful statistics.Writing questionnaires is hard, but ooh look, writte...
RESULTS!<br />
We are not clones!<br />Image sourced from Flickr Commons: Adactio<br />
Reasons for joining CILIP: <br /><ul><li>Cheap for students.
Good for employability.
Keeps students up to date with library related information.</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for not joining CILIP:<br />Expensiv...
“CILIP is supposed to join information workers together to have a collective voice, but I haven’t seen evidence of that. I...
Two thirds of students are active. They were involved in:<br />
Conclusions and Action Points<br />
Building an effective communication strategy: Use as many tools as possible!<br />
CILIP needs to reach out to students: <br /><ul><li>Connect earlier with students.
Relate sessions to relevant events.
Promote their advocacy work better.</li></li></ul><li>Political activity needs to be fed back into the class<br />
Stronger networks = Stronger voice<br />
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Can we play? by Jo Norwood and ka Ming Pang

  1. 1. Can we play? Building opportunities for student activism andengagement and why it matters.<br />Ka-Ming Pang and Jo Norwood<br />MA Information Studies<br />University of Brighton<br />
  2. 2. We live in challenging times. LIS students have a vested interest in the profession. They need totake the opportunity to engage and be more active.<br />
  3. 3. Advocacy and engagementat the University of BrightonMA Information Studies. <br />
  4. 4. Advocacy and activism<br />
  5. 5. Engagement<br />
  6. 6. What has been done to engage the class<br />
  7. 7. Class survey on activism and engagement<br />
  8. 8. Small data sample is not useful for formulating meaningful statistics.Writing questionnaires is hard, but ooh look, written comments!<br />
  9. 9. RESULTS!<br />
  10. 10. We are not clones!<br />Image sourced from Flickr Commons: Adactio<br />
  11. 11. Reasons for joining CILIP: <br /><ul><li>Cheap for students.
  12. 12. Good for employability.
  13. 13. Keeps students up to date with library related information.</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for not joining CILIP:<br />Expensive for students. <br />Doesn't benefit them as students. <br />Perceived lack of political activity.<br />
  14. 14. “CILIP is supposed to join information workers together to have a collective voice, but I haven’t seen evidence of that. I don’t see organised political activity during the current crisis in our industry, or anything of use.”<br />
  15. 15. Two thirds of students are active. They were involved in:<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions and Action Points<br />
  17. 17. Building an effective communication strategy: Use as many tools as possible!<br />
  18. 18. CILIP needs to reach out to students: <br /><ul><li>Connect earlier with students.
  19. 19. Relate sessions to relevant events.
  20. 20. Promote their advocacy work better.</li></li></ul><li>Political activity needs to be fed back into the class<br />
  21. 21. Stronger networks = Stronger voice<br />
  22. 22. Thanks for listening<br />Ka-Ming Pang <br />(@AgentK23)<br />Jo Norwood <br />(@DreamingEntity)<br />
  23. 23. Images<br />Slide two: The Last Judgement: Hieronymus Bosch<br />Slide Four: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/5189335153/<br />Slide five: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationallibrarynz_commons/3326203787/<br />Slide nine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galt-museum/4112917355/sizes/o/in/photostream/<br />Slide ten: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/2856121959/<br />Slide thirteen: image created by anonymous member of internet group – “Anonymous”<br />Slide fifteen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5190623320/<br />Slide nineteen: Chinese propaganda poster<br />Hand drawn images by Jo and Ka-Ming<br />

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