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Developing information skills in library staff - Workshop by Rachel Beckett for CoFHE North West Cricle Meeting May 2009

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  1. 1. Developing information skills in library staff Rachel Beckett
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this session you will have considered </li></ul><ul><li>what information skills do library staff need? </li></ul><ul><li>why do they need them? </li></ul><ul><li>how can they be developed? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is information literacy? <ul><li>Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. </li></ul><ul><li>(CILIP) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What skills are we talking about? <ul><ul><li>Information literacy requires an understanding of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a need for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the resources available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to find information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the need to evaluate results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to work with or exploit results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ethics and responsibility of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to communicate or share your findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to manage your findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(CILIP) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Putting the skills into practice – information literacy support <ul><li>Information literacy support helps our customers make effective use of library resources </li></ul><ul><li>Support required varies according to the customer and their needs/expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Support is provided by a range of staff, at different levels and in a variety of forms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information literacy support <ul><li>How is it delivered? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is it delivered? </li></ul><ul><li>Who provides it? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What skills are needed? <ul><li>Formal support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. teaching sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Informal support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. enquiry desk, issue desk </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Skills development – case study <ul><li>NoWAL CLIP programme </li></ul><ul><li>2 CLIP units relate to IL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing your information skills (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and learning skills (6 credits) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Developing your information skills <ul><li>Need for information </li></ul><ul><li>Types of information suitable for given purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Find and evaluate information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Key concepts and planning search activities </li></ul><ul><li>Filter and select information </li></ul><ul><li>Issues which impact upon the way information is used </li></ul><ul><li>How technology has changed use of information </li></ul>
  10. 10. Training and learning skills <ul><li>How people learn </li></ul><ul><li>Different training methods </li></ul><ul><li>Training plans </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing individual needs within a training group </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of different learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation techniques </li></ul>
  11. 11. CLIP <ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>g.young@mmu.ac.uk (NoWAL) </li></ul>

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