Planning information literacy training for remote users - Morrison & Gibbs
Information literacy services: planning
and development in the midst of change
Welcome to our Masterclass
• Introduction to us
• Introduction to exercise
• Useful apps and tools for project planning
• Tools for remote information literacy delivery
• Making videos to support training: a quick tutorial
Introduction to exercise…
What do you
What can you use? What do users
How can you relate this back to your workplace?
1. What we knew
• ‘…the ability to know when there is a need for
information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and
effectively use that information for the issue or problem
at hand...“ What is the NFIL?". National Forum on
• Literature search training
• Systematic review support
• Critical appraisal
• How to access e-resources
2. What we could use
• Existing library blog
• Current Awareness Updates
• RCS online Members Newsletter
• RCS YouTube
• Social media
ie - where our members are
3. What our users wanted…
• How-to literature search videos
• Subject guides?
…and what we did
• Published blogs on: literature searching, critical
appraisal, evaluating a journal article for CPD, using
Clinical Key to put together academic presentations
• Created a suite of training videos on: library services for
RCS staff, logging on to our databases, conducting a
literature search, accessing full-text journal articles
through the Current Awareness Updates
• …and more to come!
Adobe Spark guide
How to Make a video – the basics
• Login to Adobe Spark at https://spark.adobe.com/sp/
• Select ‘create new video’
• Choose a type of video
• Choose theme
• Choose music
• Insert images/icons from Adobe Spark
• Insert a home-made video!
Example Video Screen Capture
– logging into RCS Homepage
(first step in accessing online resources)
1. Open PowerPoint
(PowerPoint 2016 or the 2015 updated version of PowerPoint
1. Navigate to ‘Insert’ tab
2. Select ‘Screen Recording’
3. Navigate to what you want to capture, select area of screen
you want to capture, and press record
4. When happy with video, go to File, Export, and select ‘Create
Note: This may take some time to save, and it will also save
the whole presentation. However, when imported into Adobe
Spark, you can trim the video down.
6. To upload into Adobe Spark, simply drag and drop the video
into the slide you want!
Adobe Spark tips
Pre-plan what you want to say
• How big is the topic – does it need to be broken into
• Write a quick storyboard – how does the lesson flow?
what is the point of each slide?
• Work out what you need ahead of time no available
within Adobe Spark itself – what screen captures?
Use PowerPoint video capture!
• Email us at email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information - or to share
ways you have implemented these tips or the handout!