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					Information Literacy
        Case Study
              at
   University College Cork

          Margot Conrick 2nd Feb '06
                      Contents

► Local   Context

► IL   Programme
    Past
    Present – Pilot Programme
    Future


► Ancillary   Plans
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               Definition


► ILis knowing when and why you need
 information, where to find it, and how to
 evaluate, use and communicate it in an
 ethical manner (CILIP)



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       SCONUL 7-Pillars model

► Diagnostictool
► Program planning
► Program design
► Performance measurement
► To construct an „ECDL‟ equivalent for IL


                Town, J.S. Wisdom or welfare?: The 'Seven Pillars' model (2000)
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          National Framework

► CONUL
► CONUL    Advisory Group on IL - 5th June 2002
► Report Feb 2004
  http://www.conul.ie/infoskills.html
► Policies – draft form – to be finalised
► Seminar Feb 2006

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        Library Strategic Plan


► UCC
  “ …The incorporation into the curriculum at all
   levels of an information management skills
   module provided by library staff”



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         UCC Library Framework

► Information   Services

► 10   Subject Librarians
► 42   IS Support Staff

► PRG   Recommendations/QIP
   Academic Liaison
   Information Literacy


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          QI/QA Review 2004
► PRG   Recommendations

   4.2 Subject Librarians should become the key
   points of liaison with academic departments and
   research units.

   4.3 Support for Information Skills (and e-
   learning) should be improved.

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               Summer IL WorkPlan
►   May 2005 - Summer Workplan drafted

     University Orientation Programmes
        ► Teams   – Co-Ordinators/Contacts

     Sub-Group on IL
        ►3   Subject Librarians + Myself

     GIST (General Information Skills Training) Programme
        ► New  Users
        ► Introduction to Library Services


     Targeted Curriculum-Embedded Modules

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                     Information Literacy
                      Programme at UCC
►   Stand-Alone
     GIST Programme
►   Integrated
►   Embedded – Layered at appropriate level
       U/G,
       P/G (Masters – Taught & Research)
       Doctorates – (Research),
       Post Docs,
       Lecturers.
         ► Medical   Degree, Business, Social Sciences
►   Planned Generic Research Module
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                   IL – Stand Alone
►   GIST (General Information Skills Training)
     Started 3rd Oct 2005
     Student Friendly
     6 Bite-sized Sessions (30 mins)
        ► 3 – Get Moving in the Library
        ► 3 – Let your fingers do the work
     Lunch Time in the Library
     Every day for 10 Weeks (Oct – Dec 2005)

►   Assessment
     Attendance Sheet on Library intranet

►   Evaluation
     Feed back sheet
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            GIST Feedback

► Course Meet Requirements – 92.6%
► Recommend – 100%
► Organisation – Excellent/V.Good 96.9%
► Duration (30 Mins) – 95.1%
► Group Size (8-10) - 92.4%
► Most Useful Topic – Renewing / Self-Issue

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                    Comments
► “Helped me overcome my fear of using Library.
  Enlightened me.”

► “Excellent   Presentation. Clear & Full OF Facts.”

► “Answered  all my questions, even more I hadn‟t
  thought of.”

     good that there are so many sessions on so
► “Its
  many dates. You will surely find a date that suits.”
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                          IL - Integrated
►   Subject Librarians requested by
      Student
      Class Rep, Departmental Rep, Faculty Rep

      Lecturer
      Department
      Library Rep

►   Information Skills Training Packages
      well established
      Subject-based
      Strength

►   Individual Database Training


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                     Statistics


     2003/’04                               2004/’05
► General Orientation                  ► General Orientation
► 5,030                                ► 5,460


► Post-Orientation                     ► Post-Orientation
► 3,076                                ► 3,237



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               IL - Embedded

► Integrated  into Teaching Curriculum
► Planned / Structured
► Module Handbooks
► Librarian / Academic / Student
► Assessed
► Credit Based

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 How To Embed into Curriculum
► Subject   Librarian sits down with Lecturer

► Subject   Librarian + Lecturer:
    ►Look at Course Modules
    ►Choose Module(s)
    ►Determine Learning Outcomes
    ►Agree & Design course
    ►Deliver Course
    ►Assess

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                     Preparation
► HEA Training of Trainers Funding
► Education Developer Consultant
   Irish Education Developers Group
► Innovative      Teaching Strategies
     Problem-Based Learning / Task Centred Learning

► Meetings/Consultation with Academic Staff
► Subject Librarian Team
   Working in 3 Groups
► Commenced          in Sept ‟05 – ongoing
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                             Pilot Programme
►   School of Clinical Therapies & Geology Dept.

►   Teaching Strategy
        Problem-Based Learning (PBL) & Task-Centred Learning

►   Facilitator
        Education Developer Consultant

►   Undergraduate Module(s)
        3rd Year SLT Assignments
        Credit Weighted
        1st Year Geology Assignment
►   Postgraduate Module
        M.Sc. Advanced Health Care Practice
        Professionally accredited Modular Masters
        4 Streams with 16 sessions in 1st semester
        Credit Weighted

                        Head of School – Partner & Participant
                        Academic Staff – Partners & Participants



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                     Follow-Up
► Work  done to be provided to Extern Examiners as
  part of Course Assessment

► Internal   Seminar
    Exchange of Experience & Resources
    Include Academic Feed-Back/Observations


► Brief   / Hand-Over to Relevant Subject Librarian (s)
► ????

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  2006/‟07 Programme Structure

► Feb   ‟06 - Database of the Month

► Oct/Nov     ‟06 - GIST 2006

► Nov/Dec      ‟06 - ASIST       (Advanced Searching - Information Skills
 Training)


► Jan/May‟07        - DMIST (Database of the Month – Information
 Skills Training)

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     Module at PhD & PostDoc

► Generic Course
► “Research & Information Skills”
► 12-14 Week
► University wide application
► 2006/‟07



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                  IL Skills
Acquire Transferable & Cognitive Skills

           Evaluate
► Critically
► Formulate Query
► Identify Quality Resources
► Manage Information effectively
► Use Information ethically

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                IL Web Pages

► Information Literacy
► 4 Entry Levels
   Student/Postgraduate/Researcher/Staff
► Structured  to meet needs at each level
► Comprehensive Information on Programmes
  and Activities
► Advancing IL

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              Academic Liaison

► Teaching    & Learning
   Portfolio Sessions,
   Lunchtime Seminars
   Awards
► Research    Fora
► Faculties
► Departmental       Staff Meetings
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      My Details

    Margot Conrick,
Head of Information Services,
 University College, Cork.

   Tel. No. +353 21 4902926
     E-mail margot@ucc.ie
Library Web: booleweb@ucc.ie
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