Information literacy developments at TUT Library. Gerda Koidla Deputy Director , TUT Library.
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DeputyDirector, TUT Library
The teaching library mission must be to ensure that all graduates of the university are througly familiar with the information resources and tools in their respective fields of study, trained in their effective use, and beyond that, prepared to conduct a search for information resources in any field of inquiry
Information literacy education has long been a priority at TUT Library.
We are the only library in Estonia that has managed to deliver continuous library user training for about 50 years already.
Through a series of initiatives the library staff have achieved success in integrating information literacy in the university academic curricula.
Training information skills is a major part of the work of our subject librarians in information department.
Web-based courses for
All first-year bachelor and diploma students
„Generic Information Search Skills“, in the autumn term
One part of the university compulsory subject
UTT0010 „Organization of Studies“ . Gives 1,0 credit points
Course is divided into 3 parts:
- general information about the TUT Library, e-Library
- traditional and electronic information sources
- web-based information search in the working environment designed by our system administrator, (consisted of two modules – answers` module and evaluation module)
1634 first-year students passed the course in 2009. Our subject specialists delivered lectures and exercises to 81 groups in amount of 372 hours.
Web based courses for the students of master studies programme
„Specialized Information Retrieval: Information Technology SR05050“ (1,5 credit points)
Integrated into TUT academic curricula in the university master programme (2000 – 2009)
Thanks to new (3+2) curricula – free choice course
Specialized Information Retrieval: Chemistry and Materials Technology SR05051 (1,5 credit points)
In TUT master programme 2000 – 2009
From study year 2009/2010 continues as compulsory subject KYF0100 (4,0 credit points)
The selected subject of the faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology. The compulsory subject of the faculty of Science
The Library`s subject specialist of chemistry gives practical exercies of information search for students, lecturer delivers the lecture
Students of master studies`programme
The aim of this general course is to give knowledge and skills for the search of subject information.
One part ofthesubject “BasesofResearchWork”
Doctoral degree students
- Specialized Information Retrieval course for students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
The course gives skills for the search of the research information, once in a year
One part ofthesubject “BusinessInformatics”,
50 students passed thecoursein 2009
One part ofthesubject “IntroductiontoStudies”,
20 students passed thecoursein 2009
foreign students in all faculties