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How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university


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Presentation given at Digital Natives: Engaging libraries in the future of their learning event for school librarians on 17 Nov 2010

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How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university

  1. 1. How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university Jo Alcock Evidence Base Birmingham City University
  2. 2. Who is Tom?
  3. 3. How can you help Tom? Digital literacy: What is digital literacy? How can you support digital literacy?
  4. 4. What is digital literacy? Helen Curtis, University of Wolverhampton
  5. 5. Fresher’s Week Tom’s Experience • Busy social calendar • Making new friends and keeping in touch with old friends • Online social networking to supplement face to face socialising
  6. 6. How can you help? • Responsible social networking – School policy? – Support appropriate use (e.g. privacy) • Digital identity – This Is Me resource • Protecting reputation online – CommonCraft video
  7. 7. Lecture 1 Tom’s Experience • Multiple module guides to understand – Learning outcomes – Module requirements • Reading and resource lists to support studies – Different types of resources – Required vs. recommended reading
  8. 8. How can you help? • Using the VLE – School VLE/intranet – Online tools • Familiarisation with module guides – Copies of subject guides in the library – Exam board specifications – In house module guides • Using resource lists – Topic resource lists, even with fiction
  9. 9. Visit to library Tom’s Experience • Using catalogue – Searching for reading list items • Browsing shelves and locating items • Online resources – Finding e-books and e-journals
  10. 10. How can you help? • Library activities – Quizzes – Rewards and certificates • Searching for known items – Using the catalogue – Treasure hunts • Understanding classification schemes – Order in the Library game
  11. 11. First assignment Tom’s Experience • Lots of time spent finding resources • Needs to find a way of filtering out some of the resources • Need to incorporate research into assignment
  12. 12. How can you help? • Time management – Assignment Survival Kit • Constructing effective searches – Keyword activities • Evaluating information – 5 Ws Information Source Evaluation Matrix – Spoof websites – Internet Detective • Referencing and plagiarism – Fundamentals of referencing
  13. 13. Your homework • 3 things you are going to investigate or implement to improve the digital literacy skills at your school
  14. 14. Foundations to success
  15. 15. Thank you for listening Jo Alcock @joeyanne All resources available at: Images from IconFinder