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Webinar – From Fixes to Foresight: Teaching, Learning and Library Considerations for the Fall, 30 July

A webinar discussing the newly released Jisc report ‘Technology-enabled teaching and learning at scale’ is taking place at 5pm on Friday 30th July 2021. The goal of the webinar is to have a collaborative discussion to help US and UK institutions think about what they can do now to plan to increase the quality of …

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Sharing information literacy teaching materials as open educational resources

This post has been written by the Information Literacy Group’s Chair, Jane Secker. In the last few months there has been a resurgence of interest from the academic community in open educational resources (OERs), which are teaching resources shared with an open licence. No doubt this is partly prompted by the pandemic as lecturers and …

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Digital resources to support online learning

Information professionals in the UK are playing an important role in helping universities to move to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Yvonne Nobis (University of Cambridge) have created an editable, shared document to support Higher Education colleagues identify and share useful digital resources to support online …

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Open Education Practices in Academic Libraries Survey – Your Feedback Needed

IFLA, the European Open Education Librarians Network and SPARC EU are seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries in Europe, and invite European academic library communities to share their practices!   “The ultimate goal is to use what we learn to strengthen OE and Open Education Resources (OER) in higher …

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Wikimedia in Universities: an untapped potential

Nick Sheppard works across Research Support and Research Data services at the University of Leeds promoting open research to improve discoverability and transparency of research outputs including publications, data, software and code. In 2018 Nick was awarded a Data Management engagement award* to explore linking research data with the Wikimedia suite of tools. In this …

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How digitally savvy are our new university students?

Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response …

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Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops

Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam …

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ILG represented at TeenTech Awards 2018

Representatives of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) attended the TeenTech Awards ceremony on 25th June 2018 at the Royal Society in London. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing on science, …

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New versions of Research Smarter resource sheets now available!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has issued new versions of its Research Smarter resource sheets, which are designed to help secondary school students research effectively and be information literate. The original set of leaflets was produced in early 2016, in collaboration with the TeenTech initiative, but these were largely intended to meet the requirements …

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An evaluation of research support material for school students

The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving. In February 2016, TeenTech and ILG produced this resource …

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