Information literacy for researchers

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Session I ran on 23 March in Manchester. Thanks to Moira Bent from Newcastle for all her contributions to this session

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  • 09:35EG and MB to speak alternately about who we are and our interest in information literacy for researchers
  • Led by EGThese are what we are going to explore with you today. Is there anything else you would like us to cover?
  • 09:45 Led by EGTalking in pairs/small groupsWhat are your favourite work and non-work websites?What is good/useable about them? How do you currently look for information on the internet?If time, ask them to share in plenary.Pull out what is important in looking for information
  • 10:00 Led by MB
  • Led by EGTake participants through first half of the Prezi highlighting:Major new approach to researcher developmentBuilds the UK research baseDevelops world-class researchersEnhances the personal, professional and career development of researchersDeveloped through UK-wide interviews with successful researchers in a range of disciplinesLed by Vitae in collaboration with the HE sector and other stakeholdersFramework of the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers Enables self-assessment of strengths and areas for further development Common framework across institutions in the UKUniversal language for communicating researcher capabilities4 domains, 12 sub domains, 63 descriptors
  • 10:20 EG to introducePlease complete the questionnaire10:30 MB to leadFeedback to plenary, tease out learning points
  • 10:40 Led by EGTake participants through other half of Prezi. Highlight how this tool can be used to prepare for meetings with your supervisor/PI
  • 10:50 Led by MoiraWordle from 7 pillars contentThinking about your answers to the information literacy questionnaire, go through the handout/RDF tool and think about what evidence you have got in each area. Document specific examples which illustrate these skills, give some examples to show specificity.
  • 11:20 Led by EGIn small groups (~4), talk through your evidence with others. Beg, borrow, steal from each other. Help each other to showcase your skills.Feedback to plenary: Spread of ability? Similarities? Make any additions to your own evidence.
  • 11:35 Led by MBWe all need to learn and develop all the time. What are your areas for development? (from questionnaire and RDF exercises). How important are they to develop? Can you prioritise them? (individual exercise)
  • 11:55 Led by MoiraTalk through your priorities for development with a partner. Help each other to identify ways you could develop these skills e.g. training course, peer advice, learn from supervisor, practice on your own. Feedback to plenary: What did you find? Any good sources of development to share?
  • 12:10 Led by EGYou have decided on your priorities for development and how you will upskill. What is your goal for each area? What are your first steps? Have a clear objective (SMART). Clearly define the steps you will take (think of everything you could possibly do to achieve your objective). Arrange steps in chronological order and put a date by which you will complete each step (try to set weekly goals or targets). What will you do in the next week, next month, next quarter, long term? Decide when you will review progress. How will you know you are successful? Complete the action planning handout to decide what you are going to do to develop your information literacy skills.
  • 12:25 Led by EGRemind what we have covered today: How we look for information on the internet 7 pillars and RDF as developmental frameworks Information literacy questionnaire Evidencing your skills using the RDF Areas for development Action planningThank you for your input and enthusiasm. Happy to answer any questions
  • Information literacy for researchers

    1. 1. Information literacy for researchers<br />
    2. 2. About us<br />
    3. 3. Objectives<br />Identify your strengths in information management <br />Identify areas for future development of your information literacy<br />Provide a language to evidence your information literacy skills to current and future employers<br />Prepare for one-on-one reviews with your supervisor or principal investigator about your development as a researcher<br />Others?<br />
    4. 4. Favourite websites<br />Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asimulator/3258082746/<br />
    5. 5. SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy<br />
    6. 6. Researcher Development Framework<br />http://prezi.com/z47y1q5jxgbo/rdf-workshop-for-vitae-conference-2010/<br />
    7. 7. 7 Pillars & RDF<br />
    8. 8. How information literate are you now?<br />Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/2898771233/<br />
    9. 9. RDF Personal & Professional Development Tool<br />http://prezi.com/z47y1q5jxgbo/rdf-workshop-for-vitae-conference-2010/<br />
    10. 10. Evidencing your skills<br />
    11. 11. Talking it through…<br />
    12. 12. Areas for development<br />
    13. 13. Talking it through<br />Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bujiie/5440377935/<br />
    14. 14. Realising your potential<br />
    15. 15. Image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayneandd/4450623309/<br />

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