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Laura Woods is a Subject Librarian at the University of Huddersfield. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? In the autumn term of 2020, we ran a series of online drop-ins for students, using Microsoft Teams. We ran one per month, each on a specific theme: October – “Meet Your Librarian”: introductory Q&A […]

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In this guest blog post, Liz White talks about the planning involved in moving Library Induction online for FE students during the current pandemic. Liz is Assistant Academic Librarian at the University of Derby and the Further Education Sector Representative for the Information Literacy Group. Introduction As Assistant Academic Librarian at Buxton and Leek College I found myself earlier this year, […]

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Many thanks to the Information Literacy Group’s FE Rep, Liz White, for sharing this interesting podcast from VOCTeach, plus news about their FE Symposium. A heads up about the latest VOCTeach blog post. Do share with your FE colleagues! If you are unfamiliar with VOCTeach, this is an organisation that aims to bring Further Education and vocational education teams together to […]

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Diane Scott, Library Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen, introduces an online information literacy challenge for students that she created with the Google suite of tools. After completing my MSc in Library and Information Studies at RGU in Aberdeen in 2014, I worked part time in the healthcare sector at an NHS library for 18 months. I then […]

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In July 2020, the CILIP Information Literacy Group released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, subsequently wrote to the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, to draw her attention to this statement and to invite further discussion, A response has now been received, and is published below. […]

Teaching


We’ve recently been collating a series of case studies that outline different approaches taken to delivering information literacy teaching online, and are delighted to announce an accompanying TeachMeet event where you can both hear from several of the contributors and share your ideas with others.  Join the Information Literacy Group for a free online session where a range of practitioners will […]

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Isobel Ramsden is a Senior School Librarian at Channing School What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I’ve run two 45-minute information literacy sessions for eighty Year 11 students (in groups of twenty at a time) and one 45-minute information literacy session for eleven Year 12 Geography students. I was asked to produce two sessions for a […]

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Ian Clark is a Librarian at the University of East London and supports the academic subject of Psychology. I’ve been an academic services librarian for Psychology at the University of East London for six years. As well as working with staff and students within the School, I oversee the library’s social media team, including our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube […]

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Heather Lincoln is a Liaison Librarian at Imperial College London. She supports the academic subjects of Business, Education, Culture and Communication. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have taught plagiarism sessions to 500 Business MSc students using the flipped classroom method, which was adapted to be completely delivered online. I recorded […]

Teaching


Susan Merrick is a Teacher-Librarian at ACS Egham International School in Surrey. In this case study, she discusses her experiences in delivering online information literacy support for secondary school students. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have taught online Zoom classes, both with other teachers and by myself, to groups in lower secondary and […]