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Integrating information
literacy into degree
programmes in UCD
Challenges that success brings
Ursula Byrne Lorna Dodd
Head...
What this session will cover….
• UCD – an overview
• Changes in Education
• Information Skills Steering Group
• What exact...
5 libraries
3000 study places
100,000 information queries a year
Library budget €11m (4% of University budget)
140 staff (FTE) – (17 Liaison Librarians)
Resources budget €3.35m
13,962 attendances at IS sessions
= 561.5 Hours
= 707 attendances at EndNote
1.3m volumes
(80% on open access)
Access to:
50,000 journals
340 databases
500,000 e-books
Changes in Education
• Increasing gap between 2nd
and 3rd
level
• Shift toward semesterisation &
modularisation
• Inter-di...
Changes in Education
• New approaches to teaching
– Collaborative work
– Group project
– Self-directed learning
– Evidence...
Information Skills Steering Group
– coordinating IS function
– Setting targets
– Identifying resource needs
– Advising sen...
Information Skills Steering Group
4 SUB-GROUPS
– Library wide Induction group
– Online Information Skills Group
– Informat...
Information Skills for Undergraduate &
Taught Postgraduates
Provide skills that enable students become self-
directed in t...
“What exactly do you do?”
• Increasingly difficult to teach all information to
students
• Need to teach students to be abl...
Delivery of IS within programmes:
Methodology
Similar approach in terms of layout and language used
within the academic Co...
IS Programmes 2006/2007
School of Economics Undergraduates 10 x 1hour
School of Economics Postgraduates 4 x 1hour
SILS Pos...
IS Programmes 2006/2007
Co-ordinator for each programme
Developed “expertise” in different areas
Share drive for storing a...
Information Skills Web-pages
Same information in a different
medium
Support Virtual learners
Examples:
- Start your assign...
Example of Programme:
School of Economics 2006/2007
3rd year undergraduates
10x 1hour
Laptop trolley – Carter
25 Dell D600...
Example of Programme:
School of Economics 2006/2007
53 students registered
Average attendance - 80% (High 93% - Low 60%)
W...
Example of Programme:
School of Economics 2006/2007
Worksheets :
Booklet
Built up references to add to EndNote Library
98%...
Example of Programme:
School of Economics 2006/2007
Evaluation: 68% Response from feedback forms
Of those who responded:
W...
Challenges
• Numbers: 19* Librarians
61 hours IS delivered in Programmes
20,181 undergrads/taught post grads
• TIME
• Time...
Challenges
• Traditional Librarian vs. Teaching Librarian
• Commitment to other Groups
– PBL; Large Class Project
• “Exper...
Questions?
ursula.byrne@ucd.ie
lorna.dodd@ucd.ie
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Integrating information literacy instruction (ILI) into degree programmes at University College Dublin (UCD) – challenges that success brings. Byrne

  1. 1. Integrating information literacy into degree programmes in UCD Challenges that success brings Ursula Byrne Lorna Dodd Head of Academic Services Liaison Librarian Humanities & Social Sciences Health Sciences UCD Library. UCD Library
  2. 2. What this session will cover…. • UCD – an overview • Changes in Education • Information Skills Steering Group • What exactly do you do? – Marketing • Example of a programme • Challenges
  3. 3. 5 libraries 3000 study places 100,000 information queries a year
  4. 4. Library budget €11m (4% of University budget) 140 staff (FTE) – (17 Liaison Librarians) Resources budget €3.35m
  5. 5. 13,962 attendances at IS sessions = 561.5 Hours = 707 attendances at EndNote
  6. 6. 1.3m volumes (80% on open access) Access to: 50,000 journals 340 databases 500,000 e-books
  7. 7. Changes in Education • Increasing gap between 2nd and 3rd level • Shift toward semesterisation & modularisation • Inter-disciplinary approach • Emphasis on development of life-long learning skills
  8. 8. Changes in Education • New approaches to teaching – Collaborative work – Group project – Self-directed learning – Evidence-based learning – Problem-based learning • Shift away from didactic teaching means changing role for libraries & librarians
  9. 9. Information Skills Steering Group – coordinating IS function – Setting targets – Identifying resource needs – Advising senior management
  10. 10. Information Skills Steering Group 4 SUB-GROUPS – Library wide Induction group – Online Information Skills Group – Information Skills for Academics and Postgraduates – Information Skills for Undergraduate & Taught Postgraduate **
  11. 11. Information Skills for Undergraduate & Taught Postgraduates Provide skills that enable students become self- directed in their learning – Appreciation of range of information resources – Ability to create a research strategy – Develop skills to exploit information effectively – Ability to critically evaluate the information found – Ability to record references effectively & ethically – Bibliographies; EndNote
  12. 12. “What exactly do you do?” • Increasingly difficult to teach all information to students • Need to teach students to be able to find and evaluate information themselves • Need for students to learn about ethical use of information – Plagiarism – Evaluation – Interpretation vs. repetition – Referencing
  13. 13. Delivery of IS within programmes: Methodology Similar approach in terms of layout and language used within the academic Community • Programme Overview • Learning outcomes/competencies • Lesson plans • Worksheets • Power-point presentations • Evaluation and Review
  14. 14. IS Programmes 2006/2007 School of Economics Undergraduates 10 x 1hour School of Economics Postgraduates 4 x 1hour SILS Postgraduate 6 x 1hour SILS Undergraduate 9 x 1hour College of Business & Law – Quinn 12 x 2 hour College of Arts & Celtic Studies 4 x 2hour UCD Centre for Teaching & Learning
  15. 15. IS Programmes 2006/2007 Co-ordinator for each programme Developed “expertise” in different areas Share drive for storing all programme overviews, lesson plans, worksheets, presentations etc
  16. 16. Information Skills Web-pages Same information in a different medium Support Virtual learners Examples: - Start your assignment – research question – Evaluating Websites – Citation Styles in UCD – Plagiarism
  17. 17. Example of Programme: School of Economics 2006/2007 3rd year undergraduates 10x 1hour Laptop trolley – Carter 25 Dell D600 laptops Compatibility in rooms Data projector availability Availability
  18. 18. Example of Programme: School of Economics 2006/2007 53 students registered Average attendance - 80% (High 93% - Low 60%) Worksheets Assessment strategies: Attendance/participation – 15% Worksheets 40% - Detailed Project outline: 45%
  19. 19. Example of Programme: School of Economics 2006/2007 Worksheets : Booklet Built up references to add to EndNote Library 98% submitted worksheets Average mark achieved = 37/40
  20. 20. Example of Programme: School of Economics 2006/2007 Evaluation: 68% Response from feedback forms Of those who responded: Worksheets - 75% helpful 11% too difficult – 3% too easy Well thought out/organised - 87% strongly agree Now use Library resources more effectively: 94% Apply what they learned to other courses: 75%
  21. 21. Challenges • Numbers: 19* Librarians 61 hours IS delivered in Programmes 20,181 undergrads/taught post grads • TIME • Time-tabling / Venues • Correction of assessments *17 Liaison Librarians
  22. 22. Challenges • Traditional Librarian vs. Teaching Librarian • Commitment to other Groups – PBL; Large Class Project • “Expertise” • Problem of visibility ! • Sustainability
  23. 23. Questions? ursula.byrne@ucd.ie lorna.dodd@ucd.ie

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