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Information literacy services: planning
and development in the midst of change
April 2018
Follow us
@RCSnews
Welcome to our Masterclass
• Introduction to us
• Introduction to exercise
• Useful apps and tools for project planning
• ...
Introduction to us
Introduction to exercise…
What do you
know?
What can you use? What do users
want?
What’s the
impact?
How can you relate th...
1. What we knew
• ‘…the ability to know when there is a need for
information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, an...
2. What we could use
• Existing library blog
• Current Awareness Updates
• RCS online Members Newsletter
• RCS YouTube
• S...
3. What our users wanted…
• How-to literature search videos
• Subject guides?
• Blogs
…and what we did
• Published blogs on: literature searching, critical
appraisal, evaluating a journal article for CPD, usi...
4. What was the impact?
Useful tools for project planning
Useful IL tools for remote audiences
Free online video software – Adobe Spark
How we use Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark guide
How to Make a video – the basics
• Login to Adobe Spark at https://spark.adobe.com/sp/
• Select ‘create ...
Using PowerPoint
Example Video Screen Capture
– logging into RCS Homepage
(first step in accessing online resources)
PowerPoint guide
1. Open PowerPoint
(PowerPoint 2016 or the 2015 updated version of PowerPoint
2013)
1. Navigate to ‘Inser...
Adobe Spark tips
Pre-plan what you want to say
• How big is the topic – does it need to be broken into
multiple videos?
• ...
Any questions?
• Email us at kmorrison@rcseng.ac.uk or
sgibbs@rcseng.ac.uk for further information - or to share
ways you ...
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Planning information literacy training for remote users - Morrison & Gibbs

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Planning information literacy training for remote users - Morrison & Gibbs

  1. 1. Information literacy services: planning and development in the midst of change April 2018 Follow us @RCSnews
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Introduction to us
  4. 4. Introduction to exercise… What do you know? What can you use? What do users want? What’s the impact? How can you relate this back to your workplace?
  5. 5. 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 Information Literacy • Literature search training • Systematic review support • Critical appraisal • How to access e-resources
  6. 6. 2. What we could use • Existing library blog • Current Awareness Updates • RCS online Members Newsletter • RCS YouTube • Social media ie - where our members are already looking…
  7. 7. 3. What our users wanted… • How-to literature search videos • Subject guides? • Blogs
  8. 8. …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!
  9. 9. 4. What was the impact?
  10. 10. Useful tools for project planning
  11. 11. Useful IL tools for remote audiences
  12. 12. Free online video software – Adobe Spark
  13. 13. How we use Adobe Spark
  14. 14. 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 Bonus tip • Insert a home-made video!
  15. 15. Using PowerPoint Example Video Screen Capture – logging into RCS Homepage (first step in accessing online resources)
  16. 16. PowerPoint guide 1. Open PowerPoint (PowerPoint 2016 or the 2015 updated version of PowerPoint 2013) 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 Video’ 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!
  17. 17. Adobe Spark tips Pre-plan what you want to say • How big is the topic – does it need to be broken into multiple videos? • 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? What videos? Use PowerPoint video capture!
  18. 18. Any questions? • Email us at kmorrison@rcseng.ac.uk or sgibbs@rcseng.ac.uk for further information - or to share ways you have implemented these tips or the handout!

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