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Cathy Walsh, Director of Library and Learning
Services, University of East London.
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Supporting the transition to higher education
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Easily navigable
Open/web based
Dip in and dip out model for ‘strategic
learners’
Accessible – ‘the student...
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Staffordshire Assignment Survival Kit
Cardiff Information Literacy Resource Bank
Leeds Skills@Library
OU Safari
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Focus on level one students
Can be used at any level
Focus of ‘academic integrity’ alongside
information lite...
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Project managers - Learning Designer and
Learning Technologist from E Learning team
Subject Librarians – develope...
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Videos ‘in their own words’
Evaluative workshops during the process
Feedback to improve and develop
What do you think is most useful on the site?
 The videos of the experiences from other students and the guides
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The student and staff advice on the videos and the
guides/demonstrations
The videos are invaluable as short inter...
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Updates - ongoing
Approached for re – use (creative commons
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Usage by collaborative partners - bui...
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Embedded – skills module and staff
interested in developing assessment within it
Videos widely used by teac...
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Over 400 suggestions - most popular:
What would you like to see in the new Stratford
Library?
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Every time I come into the library I bump into someone from my course and
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Presentation of plans to Student Experience
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Meeting with Architects
Furniture workshop
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It's a library for the 21st century!
It feels like a real library
It's just fantastic!
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The library is beautiful
It's a marvellous building - modernized. A very good environment for
students and...
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.
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Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.

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A paper given at the ALISS xmas event 2013 by
Cathy Walsh, Director of Library and Learning Services, University of East London.

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Information skills and the student voice: working together to promote information literacy at UEL.

  1. 1. Cathy Walsh, Director of Library and Learning Services, University of East London.
  2. 2.       Supporting the transition to higher education Need to review information literacy materials – under used and not engaging enough Inspired by open learning resources and employability tool Wanted interactivity Resource to suit different learning needs and styles 24/7 support
  3. 3.        Easily navigable Open/web based Dip in and dip out model for ‘strategic learners’ Accessible – ‘the student voice’ Credible – the academic voice/the librarian’s voice Engaging students Academic context: not just focused on ‘library’ but how these skills will improve academic performance and achievement
  4. 4.     Staffordshire Assignment Survival Kit Cardiff Information Literacy Resource Bank Leeds Skills@Library OU Safari
  5. 5.      Focus on level one students Can be used at any level Focus of ‘academic integrity’ alongside information literacy For anyone at any level Can be used as a whole or ‘dipped into’ for relevant videos
  6. 6.    Project managers - Learning Designer and Learning Technologist from E Learning team Subject Librarians – developed the content (ownership by this team was vital) Co-ordinated and overseen by Learning Designer – ensuring consistent style and approach
  7. 7.    Videos ‘in their own words’ Evaluative workshops during the process Feedback to improve and develop
  8. 8. What do you think is most useful on the site?  The videos of the experiences from other students and the guides  Simple, easy to follow layout  Links to other useful resources from text pages.  I particularly like the Search Tools  Most useful I would say is the layout, I think it is easy to use and navigate. I like the variety of resources on there. I think there is something for everyone.  Demos and guides  Guides to referencing
  9. 9.    The student and staff advice on the videos and the guides/demonstrations The videos are invaluable as short interactive information. The assignment title area is invaluable in getting student to really think about what they are being asked to do, what question means and what is being asked of them. I think this section really helps to be focus directly on the task in hand. The section on sources of information is excellent, provide a great break down on how to search easily and properly to get the best possible information that is trustworthy and relevant
  10. 10.       Updates - ongoing Approached for re – use (creative commons licence) Usage by collaborative partners - builds links with library Academic staff use individual videos SLs use parts of it for induction and information skills teaching Most used – referencing and academic integrity
  11. 11.       Embedded – skills module and staff interested in developing assessment within it Videos widely used by teaching staff Regularly updated and refreshed Links to live chat etc Quizzes widely used Referencing and plagiarism materials popular
  12. 12. March 2010 Over 400 suggestions - most popular: What would you like to see in the new Stratford Library?  1. More books & journals  2. Silent study rooms with & without PCs  3. More PCs  4. More group study rooms  5. 24 hour coffee shop/vending machine  6. Clean toilets/clean library  7. Individual study carrels  8. More/reliable printers
  13. 13.           Every time I come into the library I bump into someone from my course and I want to find out what ‘There needs to be clarity at the beginning’ ‘Creating an environment that people know where they need to go and what the choices are’. ‘I’d like to come in, decide where I’m going and just go straight there’ ‘Students need to know what is expected of them from the moment they walk in’. ‘I agree we should be green, but we have to be warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer. Natural light and ventilation is important but ultimately what’s more important?’ ‘Study is so influenced by temperature.’ ‘..nothing too extreme – something a bit serious with no distractions.’ ‘Nice to have bright funky designs but the library needs to be more serious.’ ‘Everything needs to be streamlined. I don’t have time to queue – I like selfservice’.
  14. 14.     Presentation of plans to Student Experience Committee Meeting with Architects Furniture workshop Individual students from School of Architecture/Engineering on site
  15. 15.         It's a library for the 21st century! It feels like a real library It's just fantastic! I'm sorry I'm leaving Really, really excited, wonderful! Can't wait to use the study rooms Fab. Spacious. Much better than previous library – this is more fit for purpose. PCs way faster and much more pleasant atmosphere and environment to study in Fantastic, very impressive, lots of space to study Nice isn't it - can't keep away
  16. 16.       The library is beautiful It's a marvellous building - modernized. A very good environment for students and members of staff Lovely building. Great space for students to study and collaborative work Very warm and welcoming very nice area - I love it! Very good learning environment with new computers, spacious with automatics door for easy access What a fantastic building it's amazing you did all that in two weeks

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