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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

The “subject savvy” librarian?: making

IL skills relevant at Kingston University

Lyn Porteous

Gill Sims

Kristy Widdicombe


Collaboration with faculty of arts social sciences

Collaboration with Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


Setting the context

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

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

Making it relevant

  • Embedded into the subject area

  • Becoming “subject savvy”

  • Building bridges – the importance of collaboration


Case study 1 film studies

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

Speaking to them in their own language?


From the general

From the general…


To the specific

To the specific…


Subject savvy

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

Library Skills Workbooks


Case study 2 key features of politics approach

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

    Embedding IL skills into the VLE

    Library Skills Button


    Case study 3 psychology

    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

    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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