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1 Sharing success across national boundaries: the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching Nigel Morgan LOEX of the West, Calgary June 12 th 2010

2 Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching Outline: What it is and what it is for What it contains How we set about creating it How it has spread its wings What you can do with it!

3 Great Britain Wales Cardiff London

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5 A user-friendly handbook which supports librarians by equipping them with skills and techniques to –promote information literacy –prepare learning outcomes –deliver and evaluate appropriate learning experiences. What is the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching?

6 Distinguishing features –non-prescriptive –consistent style and tone –pioneering? –concise / practical –current (now in 4 th edition!) –defies trends and fashions! i.e. it appears in PRINT!

7 Provides cornerstone of IL librarians training Equips new / experienced IL librarians with skills Ensures consistency of quality in IL instruction across library sites Encourages, supports & empowers librarians Why is the Handbook considered necessary and who writes it?

8 The Handbook team

9 1.Information Literacy: Key issues 2.Library Orientation 3.Lesson Planning 4.Lesson Formats 5.Teaching Technologies 6.Lesson Delivery 7.Assessment 8.Evaluating your Teaching What kinds of content and materials does the Handbook contain?

10 hints and tips example lesson plans practical exercises marking schemes student feedback forms case studies... and much more! Its a complete toolkit for IL librarians What kinds of content and materials does the Handbook contain?

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13 Used plain English Complied with guidelines for the visually challenged Chose simple layout and structure Practical emphasis (further reading suggestions point to the theory) Ensured it is attractive to use What did we do to make the Handbook user friendly?

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15 New decade, new look

16 Content reviewed after each internal evaluation (3 to date) Externally evaluated to –assess whether the Handbook was transferable –identify what changes needed to improve its usefulness beyond Cardiff University Made available on web due to demand from IL community How has the Handbook been evaluated and how have we responded to feedback?

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18 Used across the UK McGill University, Canada St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland University of Stockholm Stop Press: Spain Finnish translation launched in Helsinki, April Now in 2 nd edition. Where has the Handbook travelled?

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20 IL-opettajan käsikirja on osoittautunut erinomaiseksi käytännön työkaluksija sopii kaikille, jotka haluavat kehittää opetustaan. Käsikirja on erityisen yödyllinen niille, jotka ovat vasta aloittelemassa uraansa IL- opettajina tai joilta puuttuu opettajan pätevyys. Suosittelen kirjaa kaikille IL- opetuksessa toimiville." Päivi Hollanti, Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu

21 HILT has proved to be a wonderfully useful hands-on tool for all interested in developing the quality of their teaching. It is particularly useful for those of us who lack formal pedagogical training and for those just starting out as IL-teachers. I recommend this handbook to everyone involved in IL-training. Päivi Hollanti, Police College of Finland, Tampere, Finland.

22 Available for any educational institution to use / amend / adapt / repurpose Its for sharing –Use content for non-profit making purposes –Creative Commons licence permits use and adaptation of materials providing Cardiff University is acknowledged. How can the Handbook be of use to you?

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24 Thank You!


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