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The Impact of Information Literacy: How to Demonstrate Evidence

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Presentation given by Marta Bustillo, UCD College Liaison Librarian, during ERASMUS Library Staff Week, 27 June 2017, at UCD Library, University College Dublin, Ireland.

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The Impact of Information Literacy: How to Demonstrate Evidence

  1. 1. INFORMATION LITERACY H O W T O D E M O N S T R A T E E V I D E N C E T H E I M P A C T O F Marta Bustillo UCD JUNE 2017
  2. 2. "The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library" A L B E R T E I N S T E I N
  3. 3. T H E C O L L E G E L I A I S O N L I B R A R I A N S ' T E A M
  4. 4. T O O L S F O R M E A S U R I N G W H A T W E D O FEEDBACK Helps us develop strategies to make our information literacy sessions more effective A more in-depth report on each session we deliver A university-wide Client Relationship Management system that helps us track interactions with our users INFORMATION SKILLS RECORD UNISHARE
  5. 5. 1. FEEDBACK FORM. Students fill in feedback forms after every information skills session. We also gather feedback for our online tutorials
  6. 6. "Covered lots of information that I did not know existed. Widened my knowledge of what resources I have access to and how to use them." "Really clear explanations.  The opportunity to interact with the tutorial was extremelybeneficial" "Succinct, clear and interactive. Makes academic searching not as boring and as tedious as I used to think it was" "Extremely useful for my current and future projects. Make it mandatory because I think my classmates (who weren't there) missed out!" W H A T O U R U S E R S S A Y
  7. 7. A report on all the information skills sessions delivered by the various departments in the Library 2. INFORMATION SKILLS RECORD.
  8. 8. I N F O S K I L L S R E C O R D S T A T I S T I C S
  9. 9. A means of tracking the queries received by the Library on various topics 3. UNISHARE.
  10. 10. S O M E U N I S H A R E S T A T I S T I C S Subject Query - Patron Type [1 Sept 2016 – 22 Aug 2017]
  11. 11. S O M E U N I S H A R E S T A T I S T I C S
  12. 12. Numbers don't tell the whole story
  13. 13. THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT Photo: New America
  14. 14. Pilot module C A S E S T U D Y : S O C I E T A L C H A L L E N G E S Pilot module 150 students Information Skills embedded in  module syllabus
  15. 15. Pilot module C A S E S T U D Y : S O C I E T A L C H A L L E N G E S 12 weeks VLE Integration Digital badges = Traceability
  16. 16. Pilot module . . . . . S O W H A T I S I M P A C T ? 12 weeks Helping improve students' grades? Improving student retention rates? Raising the university's international rankings? Empowering our users to become well-informed and responsible citizens?
  17. 17. THANK YOU! Marta Bustillo UCD JUNE 2017

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