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    STEP - Library Workshop for Academic Staff
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    “What has the Library ever done for us?” – An interactive workshop exploring the Andersonian Library’s current Information Literacy (IL) activities and how the Library can best support you and your students.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic Staff

“What has the Library ever done for us?” – An interactive workshop exploring the Andersonian Library’s current Information Literacy (IL) activities and how the Library can best support you and your students. 

SCONUL states that information literate people will demonstrate:  ‘…an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.’

In this session we will begin with a brief introduction to the concept of information literacy. We will then turn to current information literacy activities undertaken by the Library, focussing on the work being done to develop a strategic and consistent approach across library users of all levels and disciplines. Finally we will engage in a discussion about the ways the Library can support you and your students.

Learning objectives:

·         Build on your understanding of Information Literacy (IL) and its place in wider society.

·         Grow your awareness of Information Literacy activities currently delivered by the Library.

·         Have an opportunity to take part in broader discussions about how IL can be embedded into teaching.

 Testimonial:  “I asked Lorna for support because I realised the more and more that my students get lost in the vast amount of information available to them today. I carved out the problem, explained the module to Lorna and she came back to me with an excellent outline. The session with Lorna was a great success. Lorna used top edge teaching tools like Kahoot to engage with the students. This and some other gadgets have been a great way to gamify to learn how to use databases. In the student feedback, this session was mentioned as helpful. The close collaboration with Lorna and myself allowed for an organic integration of a learning tool into my class and helped improving the standard of referencing in the student’s essays.”



Delivered By: Lorna McNally - Andersonian Library

Prerequisites

None

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.