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CULTIVATE THE GROUND
BEFORE THE PLANT
Developing an organic environment for
implementing successful information
literacy t...
 Background
 Case study: working with
Essex Business School
 What we learnt
 Future aspirations
WHAT WE’RE GOING TO
TA...
THE
BACKGROUND…
 Arrival of new Director of
Library Services at Essex
in June 2015
 New Library Services
strategy in June 2016
 Library...
RE-VAMPING OUR IL TRAINING
TREASURE HUNTS
WE REPLACED OUR TRADITIONAL-STYLE LIBRARY
INDUCTION TOURS FOR NEW STUDENTS WITH:
STUDENT AMBASSADOR-LED TOU...
NEW LIBRARY INDUCTIONS
NEW TOOLS AND APPROACHES
WE ALSO STARTED USING
CLASSROOM-BASED IL SESSIONS
IN OUR
NEW TOOLS / APPROACHES
TO TEACHING IL
COLLABORATION
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
THE STORY OF ESSEX BUSINESS SCHOOL & LIBRARY
CASE STUDY
PROLOGUE
HOW IT ALL STARTED
I KNEW NOTHING …
 Researched
organisational
chart
 Informal interview
 Follow up with a
prototype of an
online resource
 Tailored using...
GROWING
COLLABORATIONS
 More online resources
 Reading list training for academic staff
 Workshops for students
 Module-embedded sessions
 D...
Works
hops
EVE
NTS
Onli
ne
reso
urce
s
VALUE OF INFORMAL CHAT
Blah blah blah
What are you
talking about?
FIND A STUDY
BUDDY PROJECT
AGAIN WITH A CHAT
EBS
Wanted to
promote peer
learning &
considering
creating a
student
communityy
Library
Interested in
su...
ORGANIC GROWTH …
EBS
LIBRARYTEL
STUDENT
SUPPORT
ITS
TDC
Pulled in various
peer mentors and
student
ambassadors to
lead the online
community
STUDENT-LED
WAITING IS PAINFUL
FINALLY …
 The first
impression of the
library
 Did the first
impression change
after working
together?
 Pros and cons of
working...
 Value of informal conversations
 Be concrete
 Be patient
 Be ready to listen and help out with
wider projects
LESSONS
FUTURE ASPIRATIONS
 Continue to collaborate with the
University’s Academic Skills & TEL
Teams and the Essex Business School
 Develop our re...
ANY QUESTIONS?
Ai Gooch
aito@essex.ac.uk
Esther Wilkinson
ewilkin@essex.ac.uk
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
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Cultivate the ground before the plant: developing an organic environment for implementing successful information literacy training - Gooch & Wilkinson

  1. 1. CULTIVATE THE GROUND BEFORE THE PLANT Developing an organic environment for implementing successful information literacy training Ai Gooch & Esther Wilkinson
  2. 2.  Background  Case study: working with Essex Business School  What we learnt  Future aspirations WHAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
  3. 3. THE BACKGROUND…
  4. 4.  Arrival of new Director of Library Services at Essex in June 2015  New Library Services strategy in June 2016  Library Services reorganisation, including new post of Student Engagement & Learning Support Manager IT STARTED WITH…
  5. 5. RE-VAMPING OUR IL TRAINING
  6. 6. TREASURE HUNTS WE REPLACED OUR TRADITIONAL-STYLE LIBRARY INDUCTION TOURS FOR NEW STUDENTS WITH: STUDENT AMBASSADOR-LED TOURS SELF-GUIDED VIDEO TOURS
  7. 7. NEW LIBRARY INDUCTIONS
  8. 8. NEW TOOLS AND APPROACHES WE ALSO STARTED USING CLASSROOM-BASED IL SESSIONS IN OUR
  9. 9. NEW TOOLS / APPROACHES TO TEACHING IL
  10. 10. COLLABORATION
  11. 11. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
  12. 12. THE STORY OF ESSEX BUSINESS SCHOOL & LIBRARY CASE STUDY
  13. 13. PROLOGUE HOW IT ALL STARTED
  14. 14. I KNEW NOTHING …
  15. 15.  Researched organisational chart  Informal interview  Follow up with a prototype of an online resource  Tailored using feedback IT STARTED SMALL…
  16. 16. GROWING COLLABORATIONS
  17. 17.  More online resources  Reading list training for academic staff  Workshops for students  Module-embedded sessions  Drop-in sessions  Exam preparation events  An online student community GROWING COLLABORATIONS
  18. 18. Works hops EVE NTS Onli ne reso urce s VALUE OF INFORMAL CHAT Blah blah blah What are you talking about?
  19. 19. FIND A STUDY BUDDY PROJECT
  20. 20. AGAIN WITH A CHAT EBS Wanted to promote peer learning & considering creating a student communityy Library Interested in supporting students learning environment
  21. 21. ORGANIC GROWTH … EBS LIBRARYTEL STUDENT SUPPORT ITS TDC
  22. 22. Pulled in various peer mentors and student ambassadors to lead the online community STUDENT-LED
  23. 23. WAITING IS PAINFUL
  24. 24. FINALLY …
  25. 25.  The first impression of the library  Did the first impression change after working together?  Pros and cons of working with the library  Any advice for librarians? EBS PERSPECTIVES Dr Samer Gharib Academic Skills Officer @ EBS Learning Team https://youtu.be/5vke-JW8a3g
  26. 26.  Value of informal conversations  Be concrete  Be patient  Be ready to listen and help out with wider projects LESSONS
  27. 27. FUTURE ASPIRATIONS
  28. 28.  Continue to collaborate with the University’s Academic Skills & TEL Teams and the Essex Business School  Develop our relationship with other academic departments  Get IL skills training embedded into the core curriculum for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses WE’RE HOPING TO…
  29. 29. ANY QUESTIONS?
  30. 30. Ai Gooch aito@essex.ac.uk Esther Wilkinson ewilkin@essex.ac.uk OUR CONTACT DETAILS

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