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The “subject savvy” librarian?: making IL skills relevant at Kingston University Lyn Porteous Gill Sims Kristy Widdicombe. Collaboration with Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Setting the context. Teaching Fellowship Building confidence early in course

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The “subject savvy” librarian?: making

IL skills relevant at Kingston University

Lyn Porteous

Gill Sims

Kristy Widdicombe


Collaboration with Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


Setting the context

  • Teaching Fellowship

    • Building confidence early in course

    • Presence in first year designated ‘academic skills’ module

    • Parity across all fields

    • Contribution to independent learning


Phased Information Skills

As easy as one, two, three…

  • 3

  • Embedding IL at

  • all levels

  • From

  • pre-sessional to

  • post-graduate

  • 1

  • Initial Induction

  • - Interactive workshop

  • in induction week

    • Finding

    • Information

    • leaflets

2

Academic

Skills Modules

at Level One

- Subject

approach to IL

skills

- Workbooks


Making it relevant

  • Embedded into the subject area

  • Becoming “subject savvy”

  • Building bridges – the importance of collaboration


Case study 1: Film Studies

  • Calling the Shots Library Workshop

    • “Show and tell”

    • Introducing subject keywords

    • Beginners guide to searching

    • Assessed self-guided workbook

    • Feedback & evaluation


Speaking to them in their own language?


From the general…


To the specific…


Subject savvy?

  • Be introduced alongside teaching staff

  • Attend lectures and become more aware of the curriculum

  • Collaborate with academic staff and attend meetings

  • Be aware of current research interests

  • Familiarise yourself with the key terms of the discipline


Library Skills Workbooks


Case study 2: Key features of Politics approach

  • Self-guided workbooks

    • Based on essay question

    • Short answers

    • Not just multiple choice

  • Compulsory part of assessment portfolio

  • Online submission

    • Instant and tailored feedback


  • Embedding IL skills into the VLE

    Library Skills Button


    Case study 3: Psychology

    • Introductory worksheet

      • Compulsory

      • Marked by librarian

    Lecture linked to topic

    • Assessment

    • Handed in as part of Portfolio:

      • Tasks

      • Worksheet

    • Seminar tasks

      • Set by librarian

      • Discussed by tutors

    • Independent research early in course


    How are we developing this?

    MENU

    • Further collaboration between library and academic staff:

      • Masterclasses

      • Liquid liaisons

      • Induction Podcasts

    • Compulsory assessment

    • Consult students

    • Prior learning of students


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