Tag Archives: Information Literacy

LILAC 2014 – Day Three

The Student Guide to Social Media: a Case Study in Collaboration This was an interesting presentation about a collaboration between librarians and learning technologists from three different universities, who worked together in order to create an online social media guide … Continue reading

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LILAC 2014 – Day Two

Keynote Presentation: Dr Alison Head – Truth Be Told: How Today’s Students Conduct Research Our second day at LILAC started with a keynote speech from Dr Alison Head, a research scientist from the Information School at the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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LILAC 2014 – Day One

In April I had the opportunity to attend my first LILAC conference, which was hosted this year by Sheffield Hallam University. It was a much bigger event than any I’d been to before, spanning three full days of presentations, social … Continue reading

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Library Camp 2013

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the annual Library Camp unconference at the brand new Library of Birmingham. The new library has a very interesting layout and there are lots of unusual angles and different kinds of spaces, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Library School Work Placement: Part IV

This blog entry is part of a series of four posts about my two week work placement at University College School’s Enav Library. Information Literacy It was very encouraging to see how well information literacy training was embedded into the … Continue reading

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Library Camp 2011

On Saturday 8th October the first ever UK Library Camp ‘unconference’ was held in Birmingham, attended by 175 librarians. The idea behind an unconference is that there is no formal, pre-determined programme of events, and instead the attendees pitch ideas … Continue reading

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Catching up with my blogging: some recent highlights!

I feel that I have been neglecting my blogging a bit lately, but this has not been for lack of interesting things to report! Some of the highlights from the past couple of months include:             —A trip to Oxford with the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Information Literacy Training

Last week at work, a student came to me for help with her dissertation bibliography. She wanted to know the correct format for her references, so I told her that this would depend on what referencing system she was using … Continue reading

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Library Inductions and Information Literacy

One of the most interesting tasks that I’ve had so far during my trainee year has been delivering library inductions to new undergraduates. As I am not a particularly confident public speaker I was somewhat nervous about this, but I … Continue reading

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