Category Archives: Workshops

Free LibTeachMeet at University of Wolverhampton – Thursday, 10th July 2014

CILIP Information Literacy GroupThe CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free LibTeachMeet event that is being organised by Learning and Information Services at the University of Wolverhampton on Thursday, 10th July 2014.

The theme is information literacy skills and the new student. The event will focus on innovative information literacy and skills practice in relation to new students, explore how best to measure its impact and look at tools and techniques  that are out there for its promotion. The event is aimed at information professionals interested in bridging the transitional gap between Further and Higher Education, and all are welcome.

You can choose a 5 or 10 minute slot to present (in whatever manner you choose) to colleagues on the themes of the day, or attend as an audience member ready to join the discussion. Visit the event webpage to book a place.

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You can see some example materials from similar recent events on the Library TeachMeet wiki.

The LibTeachMeet will take place on Thursday, 10th July, 13:00-16:00. Registration will take place from 12:30-13:00. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Please let the organisers know if you have any dietary requirements.

The event will take place at the Harrison Learning Centre, MD Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY. The venue is only a short walk from both Wolverhampton train and bus stations.

For more information, please visit the event webpage or email: skills@wlv.ac.uk

Free LibTeachMeet at King’s College London Library – Thursday, 12th June 2014

libteachmeetThe Health Information Specialist team of King’s College London Library will be hosting a free London Library TeachMeet event on Thursday, 12th June 2014.

The theme of the event is: Enhancing the student experience through interactivity and engagement.

The organisers are looking for willing presenters who would like to share aspects of their teaching practice with the LibTeachMeet attendees.  Presentations will be 5 minutes in length, and can be about any aspect of using interactive tools and elements to increase student engagement and enhance their library experience.  For example, you may use games, problem-solving activities, discussion groups, treasure hunts, etc.  Presentations from all library sectors are welcome.

In addtion, there are two slots available for anyone who would like to run a short interactive session for the attendees, for example a game to be played in groups or a group discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up on the day for one of eight ‘flash presentation’ slots of 2 minutes each.

You can register for the event as either a presenter, activity facilitator or audience member. Presenters will be contacted by email to discuss their content.

The event will take place on Thursday, 12th June, 13.30-17.00.

The venue is Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London, Stamford Street, London. SE1 9NH.

Additional details are available from the London LibTeachMeet blog.

Free LibTeachMeet at Aberystwyth University – Wednesday, 4th June 2014

ILGThe CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free LibTeachMeet event that is being hosted at Aberystwyth University on Wednesday, 4th June 2014.

A Library TeachMeet is an informal get-together for librarians to share ideas and experiences of teaching. Everyone will have the chance to give short, five minute presentation on what they’ve been doing, or are hoping to do, with regards to information literacy. Activities and group discussions are very much encouraged. Alternatively, you are welcome to attend simply as an enthusiastic audience member.

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You can see some example materials from similar recent events on the Library TeachMeet wiki.

The event is scheduled to take place at Aberystwyth University from 14:00-16:00 on Wednesday, 4th June 2014, with an optional tour of Aberystwyth University Hugh Owen Library afterwards. Additional details are available from the Aber LibTeachMeet website.

For further information or to book a place, just email: ltmstaff@aber.ac.uk

 

Report on Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Library TeachMeet – 22nd January 2014

MMU LibTeachMeet, January 2014

MMU LibTeachMeet, January 2014

The organisers of this CILIP IL Group-sponsored event have kindly provided the following report:

Wednesday 22nd January was the inaugural CILIP ILG sponsored Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) LibTeachMeet. This saw a sold out gathering of 50 folks from around the country stuffing biscuits and snaffling the many freebies (kindly provided by numerous library suppliers) together in a room in the University’s brand new Business School.

Talks could be on anything related to information or digital literacy, and we saw a really good range of 10-minute presentations from a variety of brave souls!

First up was the sparky Ros Bell from the University of Manchester, running a super-quick Techknowledgy taster session. Ros’ Techknowledgy sessions are aimed at University staff and she took this opportunity to tell the LibTeachMeet about a few interesting resources to support group work, which many of us had never come across before: Yammer (a sort of ‘work Facebook’), Asana (recommended as a time management tool for groups and individuals) and Padlet (basically a blank wall to which people can post text, images, documents, etc.).

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Report on “From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century” – 31st January 2014

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Sarah Wolfenden, Subject Liaison Librarian at  Brunel University, has kindly provided a report on the free one-day conference held at the British Library Conference Centre on 31st January 2014.

On 31st January, I made my way to the British Library to attend the free conference, From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century, organised jointly by the M25  and the CILIP Information Literacy Group. The conference had sold out within two hours so I was feeling lucky to have received a place and was expecting good things. All the topics on the day, as you’d expect, focused on information literacy, and ranged from the broad and theoretical, e.g. Emma Coonan’s and Jane Secker’s impassioned lecture on ANCIL to the very specific and practical, e.g. games in libraries.

The conference opened with a look at the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition. I hadn’t heard of this before and it seemed that neither had many people in the room. We found out that it is a HEFCE funded project and is an informal network of librarians, pedagogists, career experts and similar whose aim is to take information literacy out of the higher education library and into the workplace. They do this by investigating the gap between higher education and employment by speaking to careers advisers, unions, organisations, etc.

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