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QMUofL 23rd Jan 2014 Morning

  1. 1. Jan 2014 Information Literacy Skills Queen Mary University of London
  2. 2. Welcome 09:30-10:00 Introductions and overview of MDX 10:00-10:30 Tour 10:30-11.00 Coffee/Tea 11:00-13:00 The winner takes it all 13:00-14:00 Dinner 14:00-16:00 Information Literacy skills for A&D students 16:00-16:30 Questions/close
  3. 3. Middlesex University • 34,000 students worldwide • 6 Schools • Art and Design • Business • Health and Education • Law • Media and Performing Arts • Science and Technology And the Institute of Work Based Learning
  4. 4. Library and Student Support • Converged service • Liaison Librarians, Copyright , Bibs and LDU • 18.12 FTE Liaison Librarians • Supported by • 1 FTE Remote Support Coordinator • 3 FTE assistants
  5. 5. Liaison Librarians – our role • Find out needs • Support • Promote • Buy • Teach
  6. 6. And now….
  7. 7. Enhancing the quality and impact of Library Workshops Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill Jan 2014 The winner takes it all
  8. 8. Knowing me, knowing you • Issues • Collaboration • Inspiration • Solutions • Impact
  9. 9. SOS • Not embedded • Inconsistent provision • Repetitive • Bad timing • Information skills • Teaching methods
  10. 10. Librarians and teaching • Relevance • Too much • Tools based • Didactic • Uninspiring • Subject • Teaching skills http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicchi/4079403111/
  11. 11. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme • Answers • Facts • References • Reporting back • Easy option • Fear Librarians reinforce this! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nottsexminer/6270679714/
  12. 12. Arrival Teaching qualifications: •PGCertHE @ MDX •Teaching Fellowships •FHEA •TESOL Benefits: •Equivalent •Learning together •Language •Respect •Understanding
  13. 13. Björn Again • Less is more • Cloning • Discussion • Learning by doing • Learners, not the taught • Games http://advedupsyfall09.wikispaces.com/Sara+Woodard
  14. 14. The name of the game • Fun • Quick • Simple • Easy • Need or objective Adapted from Susan Boyle, Lilac 2011
  15. 15. I have a dream Move from “ …lifting and transporting textual substance from one location, the library, to another, their teacher’s briefcases.” To “…searching, analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, selecting, rejecting…” Kleine 1987
  16. 16. Super Troupers • School plan • Structure • Menu • Mapping
  17. 17. Self- management Problem solving Communication and literacy Business and customer awareness Team working Application of numeracy Application of IT CBI Employability Guidelines
  18. 18. Initial mapping of Library workshops Problem solving Application of IT Communication and literacy •What is Learning Resources? •Thinking about resources •Understanding reading lists •Evaluation •Searching resources •Plagiarism •Search strategy
  19. 19. Where we are now Problem solving Application of IT Communication and literacy Team working Self-management Application of numeracy •Thinking about resources •Evaluation •Searching resources •Search strategy •Group work •Managing search and results •Understanding Dewey
  20. 20. Greatest Hits • Thinking about resources • Keywords • Searching • Evaluation
  21. 21. Thinking about resources
  22. 22. Books What are they: A written or printed work of fiction or fact. May be electronic. Good for: Clear overview. Not so good for: Up to date information.
  23. 23. Web page What are they: An information resource which can be easily created by anyone on any topic. Electronic. Good for: Very up to date information. Not so good for: Accurate and reliable information.
  24. 24. Newspaper What are they: A regular publication containing current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. May be electronic. Good for: Daily information. Not so good for: Balanced and well researched information.
  25. 25. Journal What are they: A regular publication containing articles on a particular academic subject. Presents new research. Good for: Latest research, critically reviewed by experts. Not so good for: Broad overview of a subject.
  26. 26. Popular (trade) journal What are they: A regular publication containing new products plus information for a business sector. Good for: Latest product news. Not so good for: Detailed and objective reports.
  27. 27. Find out more MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EIS
  28. 28. Thinking about keywords http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
  29. 29. The real thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidelong/300188454/ Your first piece of coursework for CCM2426 will be based on the Cornish Villages 4G trial. •Keywords •Alternative keywords •More specific keywords •Related subjects
  30. 30. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon Select Summon and search for information for your project
  31. 31. Google vs Summon http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/3450743002/ Google • Familiar and easy to use • Finds too much information • Fast results • Access from any computer • Access to some books and journals • Designed to sell you things • Search results sponsored • Searches for info from any source • Pay for academic information Summon • Easy to use • Finds lots of academic info • Fast results • Access from any computer • Access to lots of books and journals • Designed to find you information • Search results by relevance • Searches quality resources • Free access to full text
  32. 32. Evaluating information
  33. 33. Evaluating information Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’. Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and consider the following: • Which items are the most relevant to your essay? • Which items would be no use? • Which item has the most academic authority? • Which items might have bias? • Which item is the most current?
  34. 34. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
  35. 35. How are books arranged in the library?
  36. 36. 004.19 PRE Books are arranged….. Computing Design Design Animals Animals Computing History History History 004.19 ABE 004.19 CR0 004.19 PRE
  37. 37. Take a chance on me Marks Attendees Non-attendees Commonest mark 65% 50% Highest mark 90% 75% Lowest mark 40% 40% Bibliography commonest mark 7/10 5/10 •Survey of CCM2426 students •66 attendees, 22 non-attendees
  38. 38. “If you put me to the test, if you let me try………” Search tools used Attendees Non-attendees Google 68% 63% Wikipedia 38% 27% Summon 68% 40% Library catalogue 30% 59% Evaluation criteria Attendees Non-attendees Current 89% 59% Relevant 76% 59% Academic authority 67% 41% Easy to read 24% 45%
  39. 39. On and on and on •Roll-out framework •Develop activities •Improve attendance •Revalidation •Moodle
  40. 40. The winner takes it all • Successful collaboration • Changes have worked • Teaching is more fun • Impact… ...Library training gets you better marks!
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturalturn/3264726560/ Mamma Mia it’s…………… Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://bit.ly/GamesMDX
  42. 42. When all is said and done • Boyle, S. (2011) Using games to enhance information literacy sessions, Presented at LILAC 2011. http://www.slideshare.net/infolit_group/boyle-using-games-to- enchance-information-literacy • Kleine, M. (1987), What is it we do when we write articles like this one-Or how can we get students to join us?, Writing Instructor 6, 151. • Markless, S., (2010), Teaching information literacy in HE: What? Where? How?, presented at King’s College London, 9/12/10. [Notes taken at the event.] http://bit.ly/OurGames
  43. 43. Tearoom

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