<ul><li>UC&R: Aston University </li></ul><ul><li>November 18 th  2004 </li></ul>Nigel Morgan Shwmae! Welcome to Effective ...
Outline of session <ul><li>Self-assessed reflection quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation and demonstration of “ the Cephalo...
Please fill in your  Library Induction Quiz sheet Thanks!
Library Induction Quiz - Inductometer <ul><li>Scores: </li></ul><ul><li>7-9 Induction Dinosaur </li></ul><ul><li>-  come o...
Induction: <ul><li>“ An initial experience, an exposure that introduces one to something previously  mysterious  or  unkno...
Introducing  the Cephalonian Method What is it?
It’s an accepted fact that library induction is “boring”.   So why bother revamping our sessions? <ul><li>Traditional meth...
What qualities did we want our new-style induction to have?   <ul><li>An interactive format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>illusion...
Where did we get our inspiration? And WHY are you reading out questions from those coloured cards?
The Cephalonian Method explained Basic introductory information  Finding reading list items  Services and facilities Misce...
 
<ul><li>Biosciences Study Centre </li></ul><ul><li>PC rooms in Science Library  </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft applications  ...
<ul><li>2 week loan - 25p / day  </li></ul><ul><li>1 week loan – 50p / day </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight loan - £1 / hour  <...
<ul><li>Use  Voyager  to place reservations </li></ul><ul><li>E.g.  </li></ul><ul><li>Germann , W. & Stanfield, C.  Princi...
What really irritates us? <ul><li>Eating & drinking  </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive noise  </li></ul><ul><li>Personal stereos...
What are the advantages of  using the Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>A good icebreaker </li></ul><ul><li>Works well with larg...
What are the potential pitfalls? <ul><li>Unpredictability for presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Problematic if too few attend </...
So, how did the students react to the Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>“ Really good idea, made it more fun to watch presentati...
“ Did you think that this session provided an effective introduction to the library?” Yes 98% No 0% Don’t Know  2%
“ How did you rate the session overall?” <ul><li>-  19%   8  –  37% </li></ul><ul><li>9  -  23%    10  -  12% </li></ul>7 ...
“ Do you think it will be beneficial to attend the next info skills session?” Yes 81% No   4% Don’t Know  15%
How and why did we incorporate music and what did we choose? <ul><li>Positive effect on mood / atmosphere </li></ul><ul><l...
Student “hot picks” <ul><li>“ We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place”  – The Animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Want to Break Free”...
Who else has used the Cephalonian Method and how successful has it been? <ul><li>Manchester Metropolitan University </li><...
Where can I find information on the  Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>Webb, J. & Powis, C. 2004.  Teaching information skills: ...
How can the Cephalonian Method be developed in the future? <ul><li>Incorporate virtual tour </li></ul><ul><li>VLE quiz </l...
Suggestions from students: <ul><li>“ Not sure of library venues so a quick tour could help” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Better eff...
<ul><li>UC&R Aston University  </li></ul><ul><li>November 18th  2004 </li></ul>Nigel Morgan And that was the Cephalonian M...
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Effective Induction Cardiff Cephalonian

  1. 1. <ul><li>UC&R: Aston University </li></ul><ul><li>November 18 th 2004 </li></ul>Nigel Morgan Shwmae! Welcome to Effective Induction: Introducing the Cephalonian Method
  2. 2. Outline of session <ul><li>Self-assessed reflection quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation and demonstration of “ the Cephalonian Method” </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Please fill in your Library Induction Quiz sheet Thanks!
  4. 4. Library Induction Quiz - Inductometer <ul><li>Scores: </li></ul><ul><li>7-9 Induction Dinosaur </li></ul><ul><li>- come out of your cave, the ice age is over!! </li></ul><ul><li>10-15 Induction Hamster </li></ul><ul><li>- maybe it’s time to jump off that wheel? </li></ul><ul><li>16-23 Induction Grafter </li></ul><ul><li> - good work, but room for improvement? </li></ul><ul><li>24-28 Induction Dynamo </li></ul><ul><li>- would you like to lead this session please? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Induction: <ul><li>“ An initial experience, an exposure that introduces one to something previously mysterious or unknown ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( Webster’s International Dictionary) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Introducing the Cephalonian Method What is it?
  7. 7. It’s an accepted fact that library induction is “boring”. So why bother revamping our sessions? <ul><li>Traditional methods needed revitalising </li></ul><ul><li>Get information across more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>To inspire ourselves! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- inject some spontaneity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy policy </li></ul>
  8. 8. What qualities did we want our new-style induction to have? <ul><li>An interactive format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>illusion of being “student driven” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interesting, informative, lively, entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>- attention grabbing! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Careful use of humour </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of theatricality and unpredictability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where did we get our inspiration? And WHY are you reading out questions from those coloured cards?
  10. 10. The Cephalonian Method explained Basic introductory information Finding reading list items Services and facilities Miscellaneous      
  11. 12. <ul><li>Biosciences Study Centre </li></ul><ul><li>PC rooms in Science Library </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft applications </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard, Internet, & email </li></ul><ul><li>Networked printing payment: </li></ul><ul><li>Laser printing (b&w) - 6p per A4 sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Colour printing - 20p per sheet </li></ul>My Mum’s e-mailed me a photo of Miguel, my pet iguana. Where can I print him out?
  12. 13. <ul><li>2 week loan - 25p / day </li></ul><ul><li>1 week loan – 50p / day </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight loan - £1 / hour </li></ul>Phew! What if I don’t renew or bring the stuff back on time?
  13. 14. <ul><li>Use Voyager to place reservations </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Germann , W. & Stanfield, C. Principles of human physiology . San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. 2002. </li></ul>None of the books I need are on the shelf. How do I get hold of them?
  14. 15. What really irritates us? <ul><li>Eating & drinking </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive noise </li></ul><ul><li>Personal stereos </li></ul><ul><li>Loud talkers </li></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones ! </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones !! </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones !!! </li></ul>
  15. 16. What are the advantages of using the Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>A good icebreaker </li></ul><ul><li>Works well with large groups </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages interaction / discussion within small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable for different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the presenter to be creative! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no two sessions are ever the same </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achieved our objectives </li></ul>
  16. 17. What are the potential pitfalls? <ul><li>Unpredictability for presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Problematic if too few attend </li></ul><ul><li>Lacks “spatial orientation” value </li></ul><ul><li>General shyness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t audition students! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audibility </li></ul><ul><li>Colour perception issues </li></ul><ul><li>ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! </li></ul>
  17. 18. So, how did the students react to the Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>“ Really good idea, made it more fun to watch presentation” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Very well presented..loved it….Bravo!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was a creative way of introducing the library. Student’s participation was a smart idea!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was a bit weird” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who is the guy in the photos? Can I have his phone number?” </li></ul>
  18. 19. “ Did you think that this session provided an effective introduction to the library?” Yes 98% No 0% Don’t Know 2%
  19. 20. “ How did you rate the session overall?” <ul><li>- 19% 8 – 37% </li></ul><ul><li>9 - 23% 10 - 12% </li></ul>7 8 10 9
  20. 21. “ Do you think it will be beneficial to attend the next info skills session?” Yes 81% No 4% Don’t Know 15%
  21. 22. How and why did we incorporate music and what did we choose? <ul><li>Positive effect on mood / atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>An aid to learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Mozart effect” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santana / Latin American classical guitar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking Heads / Paul Weller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J.S. Bach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Brightman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Age / Inspirational </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Student “hot picks” <ul><li>“ We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place” – The Animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Want to Break Free” – Queen </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bat out of Hell” – Meatloaf </li></ul><ul><li>Hip hop / Jungle / Metallica / Punk Rock </li></ul><ul><li>The national anthem (?) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anything is good to stop lectures being boring!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ More music would be fun&quot; </li></ul>
  23. 24. Who else has used the Cephalonian Method and how successful has it been? <ul><li>Manchester Metropolitan University </li></ul><ul><li>Barnet College </li></ul><ul><li>Community College, Shoreditch </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwall College, Saltash </li></ul>
  24. 25. Where can I find information on the Cephalonian Method? <ul><li>Webb, J. & Powis, C. 2004. Teaching information skills: theory and practice. Case Study 11, pp. 123-5. London: Facet Publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Morgan, N. & Davies, L. 2004. Innovative induction: introducing the Cephalonian Method. SCONUL Focus 32. (in press) </li></ul><ul><li>Rowlands, A. 2004. Innovative inductions. CoFHE Bulletin 104 (October) p. 2. </li></ul>
  25. 26. How can the Cephalonian Method be developed in the future? <ul><li>Incorporate virtual tour </li></ul><ul><li>VLE quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Better graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Participation Technology (APT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Ask the Audience” features </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Suggestions from students: <ul><li>“ Not sure of library venues so a quick tour could help” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Better effects – eg. Annoying mobile phone ring” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Add video clips” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hold the induction later in the day – 9.00am is too early to concentrate!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cheesy music and snacks” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pom Pom girls and lap dancers please!” </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>UC&R Aston University </li></ul><ul><li>November 18th 2004 </li></ul>Nigel Morgan And that was the Cephalonian Method! Thanks for your attention!

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