SEIL: Student engagement with information literacy


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HEA Librarians Day 14th June 2006

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  • Academic Services Development Librarian. Work on new developments to support learning, teaching and research. Particularly been concentrating on supporting students in becoming information literate. SEIL – student engagement with information literacy is the University Library project funded through CILASS …
  • SEIL: Student engagement with information literacy

    1. 1. SEIL: Student engagement with information literacy Lyn Parker, Academic Services Development Librarian
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>CILASS and Library involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based learning and IL </li></ul><ul><li>Library toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Individual CILASS projects </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
    3. 3. Library as a partner in CILASS <ul><li>Collaboration and community </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded information literacy in Inquiry Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creative use of ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new technology-rich learning spaces, part of the new Information Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary engagement, initially within Arts, Law and Social Sciences </li></ul>
    4. 4. Inquiry-based Learning <ul><li>&quot;Modelling the process of research within the student learning experience&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>IBL can be used as the design principle for whole modules or programmes, teaching strategies will be designed to support the inquiry process. </li></ul><ul><li>The stimulus for an inquiry could, be an intriguing fieldwork problem, a complex `real-life´ case-study, or an interesting research question </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry is an active, self-directed, questioning and critical approach to developing knowledge </li></ul>
    5. 5. Embedding IL in the curriculum <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the Library’s information skills tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Extra support for literature searching </li></ul><ul><li>Additional tutorials to teach information literacy in the context of specific assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit Learning Outcomes and Assessment strategies </li></ul>
    6. 6. Library Toolkit <ul><li>Resource Lists ( TalisList ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-active dialogue re: availability </li></ul><ul><li>Course packs </li></ul><ul><li>Digitisation of key readings ( Eoffprints ) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Skills Resource (WebCT Vista ) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information literacy sessions and workshops </li></ul>
    7. 12. IL Projects: Philosophy <ul><li>Compulsory completion of “Guide to the Library catalogue” and “Effective searching on the Internet” </li></ul><ul><li>Students to attend one hour “Advanced Google skills” seminar </li></ul><ul><li>LDRA associate to train the trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Use annotated bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Will be seeking to adapt Information skills resource for Philosophy </li></ul>
    8. 13. Information literacy audit <ul><li>Information Studies, Human Communication Sciences and Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews/questionnaire with all module leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Map their practice onto the SCONUL “seven pillars” model </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas in programmes where IL skills development should be enhanced </li></ul>
    9. 14. Information Literacy Network – Engaging academics <ul><li>Partnership between CILASS, Library and DIS </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic community – IBL Blog </li></ul><ul><li>IL Resources, including online resource list </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on developing LTA strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Through Enquiry Alliance conference: workshop on IL and IBL – 29 th June 2006 </li></ul>
    10. 15. Feedback on work to date <ul><li>“ We strongly welcome the close collaboration… with colleagues in Library Services.” (Politics) </li></ul><ul><li>“… continue this important dialogue with the library team and … endeavour to ensure that more credit goes to them.” (English Literature) </li></ul><ul><li>“… the real differences will be seen in Levels 2 and 3 of this year's entry.”(Politics) </li></ul><ul><li>“… a marked improvement in these areas, when compared to other cohorts. And they enjoyed using the resource.” (ScHaRR) </li></ul>
    11. 16. What have we learnt to date? <ul><li>Embedding information literacy into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic approach – top down, bottom up? </li></ul><ul><li>Project money helps! </li></ul><ul><li>Jargon can get in the way </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/Partnership not ‘support service’ </li></ul>
    12. 17. Questions? <ul><li>Contact details: </li></ul><ul><li>Lyn Parker, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Pam McKinney, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Clare Scott, [email_address] </li></ul>