Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills Compare information in books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals I wonder what people thought about punks in the 1970s? Books Newspapers Magazines Academic journals If you wanted to find out, which sources do you think it would be most useful to look at? Newspapers are especially useful for contemporary public opinion Reveal the answer Punks CC agogo, Flickr
Using Library Resources Effectively Core Skills The Information Landscape will help you to understand what kind of information each of these contain.Information Landscape Compare information in books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals
What did the project change? From guidance documentation Interactive learning tool Benefiting Students Academic colleagues Library staff Self-directed study PDP Distance learners Collaborative partners Link to /embed within Moodle Tailor information to suit subject specialisms At partner institutions Enquiry desk staff Faculty Librarians Developed into an information literacy framework for library staff
How did we take this forward? Expectation that students will develop IL skills, so library staff should be skilled too Adapt the student framework to suit library staff Identify skills sessions for different groups of staff to support the IL framework In the Navy CC Rooners, Flickr
Staff Development Framework New programme of events Focused library skills sessions Development plans HMS Victory CC Wunderboy, Flickr Move to mandatory sessions Feedback and engagement Move to mandatory sessions Feedback and engagement Information literacy framework Supporting staff in secondments and new roles
Information literacy framework for library staff
8 focused skills sessions Enquiries staff Using the Internet Successfully The Reference Enquiry – What do our users really want? Using Google Scholar and Key Databases Effectively All Library Staff The Wiki Way The Library Website Using the Library Beyond Books Using Key Library Resources Effectively Developed directly from grouping the skills on the framework
Session Title: Presenters: Who the session is aimed at: Maximum number of participants: Outline of session: The aims of the session are: Learning outcomes: Pre-session preparation: Notes for presenters:
Evaluation Did they achieve aims and learning outcomes? Increasing: knowledge confidence engagement HMS Vernon figurehead Its always amazing to see how sessions turn up things one has never noticed before!
Where are we now? Programme has evolved – now have: Suite of library IL skills sessions Suite of library update sessions Plus Library Information Briefings Annually review our programme – much change e.g. RFID, digital literacy... Measuring impact
... and what about the student framework? Using it – taking elements in to the classroom and segmenting for the VLE Updating and developing it in light of many changes in UoPs library service Borrowed by others to adapt for VLE Develop for mobile accessibility Vintage mobile cinema takes a tour of the South West. From BBC Cornwall website
How can we spread the word? Breitling wing-walker Bi-plane at Rhyl Airshow 2011, Jasper180969 CC Flickr Friggens, Greta and White, Lisa. (2012). Leading change: developing information literacy frameworks for students and library staff. In: The road to information literacy. IFLA publications (157). De Gruyter Saur, The Hague, pp. 63-79.
Tops tips for a successful project 1.Make your project fit with library/ institutional strategic aims... 1.Make your project fit with library/ institutional strategic aims... To develop information literate graduates well able to exploit information for employment and citizenship as well as academic work 2. Acquire support from your line manager 2. Acquire support from your line manager 3. What will the project change? 3. What will the project change? Add value to the student experience
6. Collaborate with immediate colleagues and beyond 6. Collaborate with immediate colleagues and beyond A boat doesnt go forward if each person is rowing their own way, Swahili proverb A boat doesnt go forward if each person is rowing their own way, Swahili proverb 7. Sell it! Jingshen – Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity Work with those you can! 5. Project management – take it seriously 5. Project management – take it seriously Be the change you wish to see in the world, Ghandi 4. Will it impact positively on other processes? 4. Will it impact positively on other processes?
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