Journals and the job market: developing a workshop for university students. Joanna Dare (teachmeet abstract)
Journals and the Job Market: developing a workshop for university students
Joanna Dare, De Montfort University, email@example.com
As subject librarians at De Montfort University (DMU), we are conscious that the Library
provides access to a vast amount of information which is potentially of great help to students
looking for a job after graduation and wishing to develop in their chosen profession or career.
We were concerned, however, that students associate these resources solely with assignments
and are not aware of their value beyond their academic studies. With a view to promoting
these resources more widely, and building on efforts by colleagues to bring information
literacy onto the employability agenda within the University, we developed a workshop on
“Journals and the Job Market” which we offered during the University’s Employability Week
in November 2013.
This session looked in particular at how to research a company or organisation and how to
find job-related information in print and online journals.
This Teachmeet presentation will cover:
o A brief overview of the role of the Library in teaching information literacy
skills linked to employability at DMU
o How we developed the session
o The issues we encountered during its development
o Tips, ideas and techniques which we picked up from delivering the workshop
We hope to share our experience and pick up some ideas ourselves!