Mbonambi library orientation strategy sharing experiences

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Mbonambi library orientation strategy sharing experiences

  1. 1. University of Johannesburg •47 500 students 2010 •13 000 expected 2011
  2. 2. AGENDA Orientation Team Orientation Phase 1 Orientation Phase 2 Orientation Phase 3 Lesson Learned Plans Conclusion
  3. 3. THE TEAM The team consist of a representative from each campus Activities • Hold meetings • Standardization • Innovative ideas • Submit report to the Training Librarian • Identify gaps
  4. 4. Phase1 CD for all the campuses • Facilities • Services • Information considered important • Distribution of O! material • Screen presentation CD/Video play
  5. 5. PREPARATIONS • Receive list of venues and number of students expected per venue • Checking of CD before the start date • Allocation of venues to Library Staff participating per day • Library Staff – CD overview • Organize access to the e-learning system
  6. 6. ATTENDANCE : NUMBERS PER CAMPUS 2010 TABLECampus Attendance Enrolments Difference APB 1193 2453 1260 APK 2320 5165 2845 DFC 798 1790 997 SWC 493 1526 1033 TOTAL 4799 10934 6135
  7. 7. PHASE 2 TRAINING IN DEPTH • Generic training in using catalogue and databases linked to research process. • LIBRARIANS-Liaise with Faculties for Groups • One on one training • Ongoing training throughout the year
  8. 8. PHASE 3 Aim: Extended Orientation  Build a relationship with the faculty  Support students’ academic work  Create information competency skills related to a specific subject  To contribute to teaching & learning activities of the University of Johannesburg
  9. 9. What we have done so far? Project 1. MAPS (Mastering of Professional & Academic Skills) • Generic information skills for students in extended courses offered on EDULINK • The librarian works together with the instructional designer • Learning modules : Economics, Education , SET & Humanities
  10. 10. List of courses on Edulink Education Economics
  11. 11. Library Course Content • Tt A student is compelled to work on all the units, should respond to all questions including the survey and observe the final submission date
  12. 12. Summative assessment report
  13. 13. STUDENT : ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR APK & SWC TABLE Student: Assessment Report Start & closing date Course No of students Completed Ass Not completed MARCH -15/03/2010 - 04/05/2010 Education 500 363 137 JULY- 13 & 17 /07/2010 – 28/08/2010 Economics 419 309 110 Humanities 173 130 43 SET 224 128 96 Total 1316 930 386
  14. 14. STUDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT GRAPHIC FORMAT 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Education Economics Humanities Set No. Stu Compl Ass Not Compl
  15. 15. PROJECT 2: Subject specific information skills. • Pilot project with 1st year Engineering students in 2009/2010 • Information Librarian and Instructional Designer • Information skills development integrated into an Engineering assignment
  16. 16. CONTEXT Subject Introduction to Engineering Design First semester course Student 1st year Engineering Unfamiliar with research, library and information skills
  17. 17. EDULINK
  18. 18. QUESTION LAYOUT Content Question Set Question 1: True or False Library Web Page: •Library Rules •Library Hours •Different campuses 12 from 30 questions Question 2: Matching Question Research ethical issues: •Copyright •Plagiarism •Turn-it-in 3 compulsory questions Question 3: Fill in the blank UJLink (catalogue): •Referencing information (books & journals) •ISBN 3 from 7 - books 1 from 3 - journals
  19. 19. EXAMPLE – QUESTION & FEEDBACK
  20. 20. STUDENT FEEDBACK – OVERALL STATISTICS 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Quiz too long Quiz length OK Need more time to complete the quiz Find better time slot in semester for quiz Complaints about wrong system marking Complaints about faulty examples Complaints about unclear instructions Complaints about confusing examples Questions too difficult/challenging Questions not challenging/easy/boring Need help - orientation/introduction Need help - tutors/library staff/lecturer Need training - computer literacy Need follow-up training Positive learning experience Negative learning experience 2010 2009
  21. 21. STUDENT RESPONSE - POSITIVE “The overall experience of learning is excellent.” “... very useful for learning how the library environment works.”
  22. 22. LESSON LEARNED •Immediate feedback •10% portion of semester mark •Students value library skills •Strong relationship with Faculty •Librarian acquiring skills: Blended Librarian
  23. 23. LIBRARY PLANS FOR EXTENDED ORIENTATION
  24. 24. Your own sub headline Puzzle 2x2 Winning all the way
  25. 25. DIFFERENCE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE MAKE A

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