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The role of libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills. Aspects, concepts and case study. Bauer

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The role of libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills. Aspects, concepts and case study. Bauer

  1. 1. 1 LILAC 2008 The Role of Libraries in supporting the development of Information Literacy and Collaborative Skills. Aspects, concepts and case study March 18th 2008 Sonja Hierl Lydia Bauer, Nadja Böller, Prof. Dr. Josef Herget Swiss Institute for Information Research, HTW Chur
  2. 2. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 2 CO-AUTHORS Prof. Dr. Josef HergetNadja BöllerLydia Bauer
  3. 3. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 3 “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think” Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
  4. 4. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 4 AGENDA 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society 2. Concepts in higher education 1. Comprehensive Blended-Learning Environment 2. Knowledge-enhancing Helix 3. Libraries‘ Role supporting the development of Information Literacy 1. Libraries as Instructors for Key Qualifications 2. Libraries‘ Role in the knowledge-enhancing Helix 4. Case Study & Conclusion
  5. 5. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 5 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society Today‘s information society  Teamwork and networking  Knowledge exchange  Technologies and media  Collaboration (Web2.0) →Key competencies are crucial in our society →Thus, they need to be actively taught and developed in academic education
  6. 6. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 6 Professional Competence KEY QUALIFICATIONS Information Competence Media Competence Social Skills Personal Empowerment Methodologica l Expertise 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  7. 7. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 7 Professional Competence KEY QUALIFICATIONS Information Competence Media Competence Social Skills Personal Empowerment Methodologica l Expertise Challenges:  Key qualifications need to be taught at an early point in academic education  Key qualifications need to be developed as basis for further studies  Traditonal forms like lectures, exams or writing papers don‘t meet the requirements of an eLiterate society Our approach towards resolution:  Use of didactical approaches like cognitive apprenticeship [Collins, Brown & Newman 1989] and situative learning [Wenger & Lave (1991)]  Blended Learning as framework for meeing these challenges  Comprehensive learning environment 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  8. 8. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 8 Four generations  Mature: 1900-1946  Baby Boomers 1946-1964  Generation X 1965-1982  Generation M 1982-1991 But: do they  think the same?  value the same things?  learn in the same ways?  want or need the same type of training? [Hudson/Whisler 2007] 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  9. 9. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 9 Mature Baby Boomers Generation X Generation M Net Generation Birth Dates 1900-1945 1946-1964 1965-1981 1982-1991 Description Greatest Generation Me Generation Latchkey Generation Millennials Attributes Command & Control Self-Sacrifice Optimistic Workaholic Independent Skeptical Hopeful Determined Likes Respect for authority Family Community involvement Responsibility Work ethic Can-do attitude Freedom Multitasking Work-Life balance Public activism Latest technology Parents Dislikes Waste Technology Laziness Turning 50 Red tape Hype Anything slow Negativity [Hudson/Whisler 2007] 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  10. 10. [Hudson/Whisler 2007] Computers and the Internet: Change in percent of 8-18 year-olds who have: 73% 25% 47% 21% 10% 86% 39% 74% 31% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% A computer at home Two or more computers at home Internet access at home A computer in their bedroom Internet access in their bedroom 2004 1999 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  11. 11. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 11 Instructions: Match the left part with the activity on the right! By age 21, the average person will have spent: sent 200’000 spent 20’000 hours spent 10’000 hours spent 10’000 hours spent > 5’000 hours Reading Watching TV Playing video games Emails Talking on a cell phone [Prensky 2004, Hudson/Whisler 2007] 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  12. 12. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 12 What is the consequence? Because our students read less …  …should we force them to read more?  …or should we incorporate the technology and lead them to resources using “their” media? 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society [Hudson/Whisler 2007]
  13. 13. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 13 People engaged in Social Computing  are young (16-24 Years) [Forrester: Social Computing Comes of Age, S. 1-4, September 2007] 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  14. 14. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 14 People engaged in Social Computing  are young (16-24 years)  have been online for (at least) 7 years [Forrester: Social Computing Comes of Age, S. 1-4, September 2007] 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  15. 15. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 15 What does that say for the future: → 2012 a total of 80% of the European adult internet users will have been online for 7 years (+) What does that say for teaching  Our students are young and probably have been online for at least 7 years  Our students probably are actively involved in social computing and collaboration  They probably are used to producing their own content online →Thus, the challenge to teach them in IL/ML tasks is even more important →Thus, the students‘ expectations differ from yesterdays students‘ expectations 1. Context: Our eLiterate Society
  16. 16. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 16 DIAMOND = Didactical Approach for Media Competence Development 2. Concepts in higher education Design Framework Integrated Didactical and Methodological Approach Architecture and Technology Multiple Key Qualifications Oscillating Dynamic Pedagogical Concept Sustainable Curricular Integration DIAMOND
  17. 17.  2. Concepts in higher education 2.1 Comprehensive Blended-Learning Environment       Traditional Lecture   Accompanying Tutorial  eLearning Website, Topic Maps  Literature Assignments  Collaborative Writing  Peer2Peer Learning & Communication  eLearning Platform
  18. 18. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 18 2. Concepts in higher education 2.2 Knowledge-enhancing Helix
  19. 19. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 19 wiki ipkt 2. Concepts in higher education 2.2 Knowledge-enhancing Helix
  20. 20. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 20 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL Libraries  have the mission of instructing IL or at least supporting the development of IL  have the competence to do so But…  are not always perceived as competent partner in IL issues [http://acrlog.org/2007/08/06/library-resources-must-not-be-e-learning-tools/]  are often seen as sole gateways to information resources
  21. 21. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 21 Problems in the instruction of IL by libraries  Cooperation between different departements/faculties?  Obligatory integration of IL-courses in curricula?  Combination with media competence?  Combination with Web2.0 concepts? → No durable, successful learning process ensured for students (and scientists) 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL 3.1 Libraries as Instructors for Key Qualifications
  22. 22. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 22 Competence centers in the learning network  Active support of the learning process of both students and researchers  Assuring high quality information of secure and relevant sources → The library supports the development of key qualifications by offering services that are tailored to customers‘ needs. The libraries‘ visitors are actively and situatively instructed in IL issues in their usage context 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL 3.1 Libraries as Instructors for Key Qualifications
  23. 23. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 23 Library Services 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL 3.1 Libraries as Instructors for Key Qualifications Traditional New Services Library Catalogue Professional Portals Bibliography Search Engines Encyclopaedias / Reference books Mailinglists Statistics Newsletter Biography Alerting Services Teaching Material Newsfeeds Thesauruses / Classifications Social Networks (Chat, Forums, Weblogs) Print Journals Electronic Journals Document Delivery Services Electronic Document Delivery Services Databases (Literature, Reference, Full texts) FAQs Special Collections Wikis Interlending, Lending Social Tagging Book Exhibitions Reference Services User Trainings Virtual Agents Buchaufstellung Virtual Communities (eg Second Life)
  24. 24. Catalogues, Thesauruses, Document Delicery, Data bases, Encyclopaedias, Statistics, Bibliographys, E-Journals, Print Journals, User Trainings User Trainings User Trainings Catalogues, Thesauruses, Document Delicery, Data bases, Encyclopaedias, Statistics, Bibliographys, E-Journals, Print Journals, User Trainings Weblogs, Chat, Wikis, User Trainings Weblogs, Chat, Wikis, Literature Management Software, User Trainings 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL 3.2 Libraries’ Role in the Knowledge-enhancing Helix
  25. 25. Need for action  Obligatory training courses for students  Applying and practising information retrieval strategies  Cooperation between faculties: trainings tailored to the faculty when required by students and researchers in their research provess  Involvement of teachers and teaching assistants in order to identify students‘ requirements  Library Marketing: professional performance and appearance (Website, Promotion)  Continual adaption of library services‘ contents to the continually developing media and information systems  Online-tutorials and elearning-modules  Motivated and committed library staff  Advanced training of library staff in the instruction of IL/ML and didactical abilities [Brändli 2006] 3. Libraries‘ Role for supporting the development of IL 3.2 Libraries’ Role in the Knowledge-enhancing Helix
  26. 26. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 26 4. Case Study and Conclusions Our Experience  The DIAMOND concept has been successfully applied to first semester teaching (in information science) during 4, the knowledge-enhancing helix during 5 years  Continually further improvement and development of DIAMOND  Students asked for the implementation of the approach in higher semesters  At the moment:  Comprehensive evaluation of the concept  Cooperation with our university library planned for this fall: 1 staff member who‘ll be in charge of implementing the instruction of IL/ML competencies embedded in the curricula of all faculties  Transfer of the concept to other classes
  27. 27. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 27 4. Case Study and Conclusions Transferability  Generally possible  The concept has already sucessfully been implemented in other classes (in parts)  Transfer to other faculties will happen in cooperation with our university library
  28. 28. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 28 4. Case Study and Conclusions Conclusion  Embedding the development and instruction of IL and ML into curricula by the cooperation of libraries and different faculties  No „stand-alone“ introductions to IL / ML  Meeting the students‘ actual needs for IL competencies when they are right into the process of working with information an new media
  29. 29. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 29 “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.“ Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
  30. 30. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 30 Bibliography Literature  Abfalterer, E. (2007): Foren, Wikis, Weblogs und Chat im Unterricht, Werner Hülsbusch, Innsbruck.  Alley, L.; Jansak, K. E. (2001): Ten keys to quality and assessment in online learning. In: Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, 13(3), 3-18.  Brändli, L. (2007): Gesucht - gefunden? Optimierung der Informationssuche von Studierenden in wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken, in: Herget, J.; Hierl, S.; Boeller, N. (Hrsg.) Churer Schriften zur Informationswissenschaft, Schrift 21  Chau, T.; Maurer, F. (2005): A case study of wiki-based experience repository at a medium-sized software company. In: International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Canada, S. 185-186.
  31. 31. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 31 Bibliography Literature  Fresen, J.W. & Boyd, L.G. (2005) “Caught in the web of quality” International Journal of Educational Development, 25, pp. 317-331.  Forrester Research (2007): Social Computing Comes of Age  Friedlander, A. (2002): Dimensions and Use of the Scholarly Informaion Environment. Introduction to a Data Set Assembled by the Digital Library Federation and Outsell, Inc. Digital Library Federation and Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, D.C.  Hapke, Thomas (2005): ‘In-formation’ of Better Learning Environments - the Educational Role of the University Library
  32. 32. Bibliography Literature  Hudson, C. C.; Whisler, V. R. (2007): Contextual Teaching and Learning for Practitioners. In: Proceedings of EISTA 2007, Orlando, USA, 12.-15.07.2007  Mönnich, M. (2006): Soziale Kompetenz in der postindustriellen Gesellschaft. Einschätzung ihrer praktischen Relevanz und gesellschaftlichen Funktion, Nordersted, Books on Demand GmbH.  Prensky, M. (2004): Digital game-based learning, St. Paul, MN Paragon House.  Wagner F.; Kleinberger Günther. U. (2004): Was ist neu an den Kompetenzen für neue Medien? In: Wagner F.; Kleinberger Günther U. (Hrsg.): Neue Medien - Neue Kompetenzen? Texte produzieren und rezipieren im Zeitalter digitaler Medien. Bonner Beiträge zur Medienwissenschaft, Band 3, Lang, Frankfurt.
  33. 33. LILAC 07 Role of Libraries in supporting the development of information literacy and collaborative skills Sonja Hierl, Swiss Institute for Information Research 33 Bibliography Graphics  http://www.elearning-timesacademy.com/pic/icon_BA.jpg  http://www.wsiconsultants.com/dynamic/upload/elearning -icon.gif  http://theappleblog.com/wp- content/uploads/2007/08/numbers-icon.png  http://grafikdesign.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/desktop- 20pc-20icon.jpg  http://www.hamminger.net/Portals/0/icons/forum- icon.png  http://www.ssvrotation-badminton.de/images/wiki_icon.jpg
  34. 34. 34 Thank you very much for your attention! Sonja Hierl Lydia Bauer, Nadja Böller, Prof. Dr. Josef Herget Swiss Institute for Information Research, HTW Chur

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