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Journals and the job market: developing a workshop for university students. Joanna Dare (teachmeet abstract)

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Journals and the job market: developing a workshop for university students. Joanna Dare (teachmeet abstract)

  1. 1. Journals and the Job Market: developing a workshop for university students Joanna Dare, De Montfort University, jedare@dmu.ac.uk 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!

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