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  • April 20, 2010 welcome
  • April 20, 2010 Learning and teaching objectives: “ encourages students to study independently, taking responsibility for their own learning” “ enables students to acquire the necessary key, cognitive and subject-specific skills and enables students to acquire generic skills”
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  • April 20, 2010 ISD’s mission is to provide appropriate, efficient, effective and intuitive Information Services in support of the Research, Education, Enterprise and Engagement objectives of the University as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2008 – 12 Leitch report 2006 Higher ambitions from BIS department, 2009, which focused on skills development and employability we have an election in 3 weeks time JISC funded “thriving in the 21st century: learning literacies for the digital age” (2009) Data on literacies (information, digital, media) in HE – review of research, analysis of 15 HEIs and research Evidence: learners can become more critical, evaluative, self aware and self confident But self awareness is weak Active learning via authentic tasks works best CIBER (UCL ) for JISC & BL - briefing paper on “information behaviour of the researcher of the future” (2008) Information seeking behaviours Skimming, horizontal browsing, not spending very long on each page, squirreling but no evidence of actual reading But similar findings when looked at previous generation & use of CD-roms. Not just Google generation? Even more important to address? Team of US academics “how college students seek informaiton in the digital age” Dec 2009 Similar findings – but key thing to me was that tutors have big influence on information literacy behaviours of students. Need to work in partnership
  • April 20, 2010 One of my first tasks in the role was to undertake an audit of existing information skills provision Interviewed FLs and assessed online The subject specific sessions delivered by the FLs vary across schools and ranged from introductory lecturers to being involved in the design and delivery of modules. There is of course the support provided to individual students, researchers and lecturers delivered at point of need.
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  • April 20, 2010 Jan 2009 JISC published SMILE project which took the concepts of re-use and re-purpose when developing Library learning materials Efficiency Speed of development Efficacy SCONULs Seven pillars of IL - recognising need, how to address gap, strategies, locate and access, compare and evaluate, organise and apply, synthesise and create. Blooms taxonomy “knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation” Kolbs Experiential learning cycle - concrete experience>reflective observation>formation of abstract conceptions>testing in new situations Honey & Mumfords theorists, activists, pragmatists and reflectors
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  • April 20, 2010 Benchmarking of HEIs – Russell, 94 & Millieum +
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  • April 20, 2010 Benchmarking of other Libraries Olivia – Information, How do I find what I want, What to do with the information I find – managing info, Plagiarism awareness, referencing
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  • Presentation for Learning & Teaching 2010

    1. 1. Information skills to support academic success: future directions Jane Helgesen Information Skills Librarian April 20, 2010
    2. 2. Purpose of session <ul><li>New Information Skills Librarian role </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for Library to review Core Information Skills programme </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly this must dovetail with the objectives of Learning and Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Building on existing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity today to engage with and shape the direction of the Library’s Core Information Skills Programme </li></ul><ul><li>And also discuss wider Information Skills support </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Drivers for action </li></ul><ul><li>Existing position </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal for workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal for online </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    4. 4. Drivers for action <ul><li>Supporting Learning and Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving academic environment </li></ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Research on student informational & research behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing expectations of students </li></ul><ul><li>Information seeking behaviours of UEA Library patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Economic situation – maximise value for money for Library Resources </li></ul><ul><li>ISD plan </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    5. 5. Audit of existing provision <ul><li>Information Skills sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject specific – delivered by Faculty Librarians within Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Skills in Library – narrow offering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some Blackboard materials for specific courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open access webpages – brief introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly static, text based </li></ul></ul>April 20, 2010
    6. 6. Existing provision April 20, 2010
    7. 7. Proposed strategy <ul><li>Using concept from JISC project SMILE </li></ul><ul><li>“ Repurpose” and “Reuse” materials </li></ul><ul><li>Framework provided by Information Literacy model and Learning theories </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver using Blended Learning model </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for delivery partnerships across UEA </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation, reflection and development </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    8. 8. Proposed strategy April 20, 2010
    9. 9. Proposal – Core Information Skill Workshops <ul><li>Open to all on a voluntary basis </li></ul><ul><li>Increase topics covered </li></ul><ul><li>Focus some on specific type of patron or level of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on core information skills development and employability </li></ul><ul><li>Mixture of delivery methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture style – increase interactivity & laptops welcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops – space with PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videoed to create online repository </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships & Guest speakers </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    10. 10. April 20, 2010 Indicative programme – Core Information Skills Workshops
    11. 11. Proposal – online Core Information Skills course <ul><li>Online course with mix of content to meet varied needs and learning styles of UEA community </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced, serialistic course units </li></ul><ul><li>Each unit is autonomous, allowing participants to select for specific need </li></ul><ul><li>Include initial self-assessment task </li></ul><ul><li>Increase “dynamic” content </li></ul><ul><li>Include light-touch formative assessments and self reflection tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for comment & feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access from portal link or webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with other content creators e.g. DoS </li></ul>April 20, 2010
    12. 12. Inspiration April 20, 2010 Imperial - Olivia Bedford – The Invisible Library University of Leeds – Skills@Library
    13. 13. April 20, 2010 Indicative Core Information Skills online course
    14. 14. Discussion <ul><li>How can the Library support you? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the Library support your students? </li></ul>April 20, 2010

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