Case studies

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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – David Bedford

David Bedford is an Academic Support Librarian at Universities at Medway, and is based at the Drill Hall Library. In this case study he reflects on his experiences of switching his usual teaching practice to synchronous and asynchronous modes of online delivery. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? …

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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Sarah Smyth

Sarah Smyth is an Assistant Librarian at Ulster University, supporting staff, students and researchers across Ulster University Business School. In this case study she shares her experience of leading subject-based support sessions remotely, using a variety of media. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? Since lockdown, I have …

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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Lesley English

Lesley English is the Faculty Librarian (Teaching and Learning) at Lancaster University. In this case study she shares her experience of delivering student MSc Dissertation Writing workshops online using MS Teams. Twitter: @LUni_lesley   What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have delivered MSc Dissertation writing workshops. These …

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Case Study: Online Learning and Critical Reading – Eleanor Barker & Veronica Phillips

Eleanor Barker and Veronica Phillips work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. In this case study they share their experience of translating their face-to-face critical appraisal teaching to an online learning environment.     Where are you both based and what are your roles? We both work for the Medical Library at …

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Case study: shifting your IL teaching online – Hossam Kassem

In this guest post, Hossam Kassem from the Open University (OU) presents the first in a series of case studies compiled by Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey from the CILIP Information Literacy Group to illustrate how different institutions have shifted their information literacy teaching online as part of the response to the COIVD-19 pandemic.  What …

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Guest Post: Choose your own lecture: an interactive approach to student engagement

Laura Woods is Subject Librarian for Computing & Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK. The below is a case study Laura had intended to present at the LILAC conference this year, before it was unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic..   In the autumn term of 2019, I decided to take …

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Empowered for Life: Critical thinking for young people

Our latest guest post has kindly been provided by Alex Clegg, Communities Coordinator at Sense About Science, an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. A teacher at a conference I recently spoke at described how her pupils on their route from history …

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Fifty shades of bias

Danielle DeRise is a Lecturer in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this guest post, she considers how perceptions of bias can influence our engagement with information. For many semesters now, I’ve been engaging my university writing students in conversations about our increasingly digitalized lives. …

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