Presentation on theme: "University of Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 3rd ILTWG meeting Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar."— Presentation transcript:
University of Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 3rd ILTWG meeting Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar RINGIDEA, London, 10.12.2013.
The University of Mostar comprises Faculties: –Agriculture –Economics –Civil engineering –Medicine –Law –Mechanical engineering and computing –Social Sciences and Humanities –Natural Science and Education –Health studies –Academy of fine arts – Pharmacy Institutes for: –Agriculture –Economics –Civil engineering –Croatian language, literature and history –Latin language –Law –Mechanical engineering –Social researches Other: –University library –Student Hostel (Hall of Residence) –Student Union and Student Associations, –Student Services –University Sport Facilities
University of Mostar – facts More than 16000 students 1000 teachers and associates From 2005/2006 the University established three Cycles according to Bologna In 2006 the first generation was enrolled in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities In 2008/2009 the first generation was enrolled in the second cycle
The studies are composed of following three levels: FIRST CYCLE SECOND CYCLE UNDERGRADUATE STUDY DOCTORAL STUDY MASTER STUDY Bachelor 3-4 YEARS 180-240 ECTS 1-2 YEARS 60-120 ECTS Master 3 YEARS 180 ECTS PhD THIRD CYCLE
University organisational structure – present state Faculties are still legal bodies Employment at faculty level Students’ enrollment at faculty level Small number of services (offices) at university level (Office for international cooperation, QA office) Commissions at university level: –For Bologna process –For normative activities –For interuniversity cooperation –For finance, investment and development
Libraries at University University library + faculty libraries Total of 40000 literary units, 5650 different titles Total of 850 m 2 of space 14 employees
University library Trained staff with certification exam Part of COBBIS Co-operative Online Bibliographic Systems and Services reference model of a system representing the platform for the national library information systems of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
University library Service of database search Access to online databases: –EBSCO –ARDI (free access for 3 years) – NEW
Faculty Libraries Offer –Books –Journals –Handbooks –Graduaton, master, PhD thesis of former students
Faculty Libraries Some of them part of COBBIS: –Law faculty –Agriculture faculty –Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Access to databases –Economics: EBSCO –Medical: OVID, SPRINGER (partial access); WEB OF SCIENCE (interlibrary exchange)
Other sources of information Individual (faculty) web sites: –General information –Important announcements –Learning materials
Student side Library activity – not so good Not familiar with existance of COBBIS Not familiar with other databases Quick solution: google search
Student side Negative student habits with information gathering: –“Copy-paste” method –Unorganized collected information –Lack of effort at information search
Academic staff Searching and using electronic databases (domestic and international) Using other libraries (e.g. Croatian) Individual efforts, not institutionally supported (financial reasons)
Administrative staff Subscription to official papers and gazettes Accounting seminars (obligatory for certified accountants)
The concept of IL Mostly unmentioned Unknown by general public No special programs or initiatives for IL per se
IL in disguise Within courses at some faculties –methodology of scientific work –introduction to seminar paper etc.
IL news Study program „information sciences” at Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Started in academic 2011/12 –Oriented at searching, evaluating and selecting information with basic skills of their description, protection and presentation
Perceived needs Public identification of IL concept Better introduction of IL to students (and academic and administrative staff) Practical work with students to enhance their IL
Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar Two options for embedding IL into curricula: –Elective course and (or) –Include chapter(s) concerning to the IL in the syllabus of existing subjects related to the matter: methodology of scientific work introduction to seminar paper etc.
Approving at the highest level: –Technical issues of changing curricula because faculties are still legal bodies: Commision(s) Faculty Councile Senat of University –It is easier to include IL in existing curricula (no needs for changing curricula, only syllabus of some subjects) Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar
Opportunity for integrating IL: –Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities decided to offer the students of a study program Information Sciences a course named: Basics of Information Literacy. –University of Mostar has a rule that students from all faculties can choose one elective course from other study program, no matter from which Faculty of the University of Mostar (for example: student of Mechanical Engineering can choose an elective course at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities from study program Information Sciences). Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar
Steps of integrating IL: –Embedding IL course into the curricula of study program of Information Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities –Offer this course to the other students from other faculties like “elective course from another Faculty of University of Mostar” –Parallel with this above – changing syllabus of some subjects that are appropriate to include IL in their content. Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar
Promotion/Dissemination: –Flyers –Circular e-mails –Web sites of faculties –Translated and published documents on Information Literacy –etc. Process of integrating Information Literacy into the education system at University of Mostar
University of Mostar Thank you for your attention!