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Presentation by James Atkinson and Fiona Paterson, City University London given at the ALISS xmas 2015 event Libraries and innovations in Learning.

Presentation by James Atkinson and Fiona Paterson, City University London given at the ALISS xmas 2015 event Libraries and innovations in Learning.

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The (Treasure) map to induction: using pirates to make a library introduction more fun

  1. 1. www.city.ac.uk/library The (Treasure) Map to Induction: Using pirates to make a library introduction more fun James Atkinson - Senior Information Assistant (User Services) Fiona Paterson – E-Access Administrator October 2013
  2. 2. Outline • Developing the Idea • Production and Testing • Delivery • Reflection • Quiz!
  3. 3. Background to Project Session for introducing 1st Year Nurses and Midwives to Resources Reasons for trying something new -Time allocation cut by 50% -Practical rather than lecture -Eager to implement ideas seen elsewhere
  4. 4. Setting the Scene Students already had a general induction to the library Needed to be easy to replicate Session had to start with setting up Elsevier Clinical Skills account Resources to be covered: CityLibrary Search, Print Books, e-books, e-journals, Visible Body, Elsevier Clinical Skills, BMJ Best Practice
  5. 5. Brainstorm • Bingo • Spot the difference • Matching game • Storytelling • Case studies • Metaphors • Quizzes bingo!
  6. 6. Planning Comparisons of Prezi and Adobe Presenter to find best solution Video to introduce and set the scene Theme – Pirates! Topic suggestions – Diabetes or Heart Disease
  7. 7. Production - Videos Video - One to introduce, one to wrap up - Script writing - Collaboration with LEaD - Location hunt
  8. 8. Production – Quiz Adobe Presenter -Matching resources to question types Treasure Map Handout
  9. 9. Trial Run 1 Test with group from Library staff Feedback: -Good mix of difficulty in questions -Gets navigating -Font issues -Some questions need re-wording -E-book limited access
  10. 10. Making the Video Costumes sourced Rehearsed extensively beforehand Filmed at the Ye Olde Mitre pub (early in morning) Ran smoothly (except for a few fluffed lines) Left with LEaD to edit
  11. 11. Trial Run 2 • Day before the sessions • Ran smoothly… • …but disaster struck later in the day!
  12. 12. Delivery • Introduction and Clinical Skills signup • Play Introduction Video • Quiz, including Prize Giving • Conclusion Video • Gathering of Feedback 1st
  13. 13. Reflection Challenges: - Broken resource and need to workaround - Setting up Elsevier Clinical Skills - Staff to Student Ratio
  14. 14. Feedback • 109 Students out of 400 completed feedback form • Feedback good but mixed comments • Issues highlighted: Signup issues, time constraints, clarity of instructions, number of presenters, technical problems • Small percentage felt it was childish
  15. 15. Future Plans Running again with different theme Further use of Adobe Presenter for online inductions
  16. 16. The Quiz https://city.adobeconnect.com/treasure
  17. 17. Questions
  18. 18. Photo credits • Madelinetosh (2008) crimson bonnet. Available from https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=bonnet (Downloaded: 11 December 2015).

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