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INFORMATION LITERACY AND LIFE LONG LEARNING: IDENTIFYING AND MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT MEETING CHINA EUROPE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL LIBRARY SHANGHAI, 19-22 SEPTEMBER 2006.

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INFORMATION LITERACY AND LIFE LONG LEARNING: IDENTIFYING AND MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

MEETING

CHINA EUROPE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL LIBRARY SHANGHAI, 19-22 SEPTEMBER 2006

Explore, Enrich, Excel! Engaging our business school students in information literacy programmes: NTU Library's collaborative model

Presented by:

AKBAR HAKIM HAJI HARUN

Head, Business Collection & Services

Consultant Instructional Librarian

Nanyang Technological University [email protected]

20 September 2006


Vision and mission
Vision and Mission MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT


Information literacy programme model

Tools MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Information LiteracyProgramme Model

Resources

Programmes


Instructional Programmes MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Num of progs

Num of progs

TOTAL

ARSLR

TOTAL

Target group

LO – Library Orientation

ISSW – Information Searching Skills Workshop

RSW – Resource Specific Workshop

DLRW – Doing Library Research Workshop

ARSLR – Advanced Research Seminar (Literature Review)

ST – Subject Tutorial

Key to programme type


Primary objectives
Primary Objectives MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

  • To track the acquisition, development and application of information literacy skills and competencies of students from the point of their entry into the university and subsequently, upon their graduation and entry into the economic workforce

  • To empower students with the necessary information seeking skills to EXPLORE, find and exploit information that they need for their study, research and work

  • To equip students with an added intellectual skill for lifelong employability

  • To ENRICH the lifelong learning experiences of students

  • To support and encourage students to EXCEL in their research and scholarship


Learning outcomes
Learning Outcomes MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Understand the PROCESS of information literacy and effective information use

  • Be familiar with the RANGE of information sources and their characteristics and use

  • Understand the use and VALUE of information and information resources in the context of their subject discipline and society at large

  • Be able to source and SEARCH for information using the right techniques and tools, and EVALUATE and ORGANISE the information suitably for presentation and use

  • Make good USE of NTU Library and its systems, as well as other libraries, and the internet


The programmes model
The Programmes Model MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Information Searching

Skills Workshop

Subject

Tutorial

1st and 2nd year

undergraduates

Advanced Research Seminar

(Literature Review)

Final year

undergraduates

Resource Specific

Workshop

Postgraduates

Instructors

Administrative Support

E-Learning Platform

Doing Library

Research Workshop

Enablers

Nanyang Business

School

Library Instructional

Services Division

Business

Librarians

Centre for Educational Development - edveNTUre


Implementation
Implementation MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

Implementation schedule of the information literacy programme for a 3-year business degree programme in NTU


Enablers

  • Librarians – MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTTEACH

    • i. Business librarians

    • ii. Instructional librarians

    • Competencies & knowledge

    • Advocacy

  • Library Management - LEAD

    • Clear goals & direction

    • Support

    • Advocacy

Enablers

  • Collaborative Partners – SUPPORT

    • Nanyang Business School

      • Dean’s Office

      • Academic Divisions

      • Programmes/Research/

      • Administrative Offices

    • Library Instructional Services Division

    • Centre for Educational Development

  • Advocacy

  • Support

  • 4. Technology – CONNECT

    Infrastructure

    Network

    Learning tools and

    platform


    Issues for the immediate future
    Issues for the Immediate Future MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

    Changing Educational

    Landscape

    Diversified Students’

    Learning Styles

    Matching Programme Type and Delivery Mode to Students’ Profiles

    Learning Tools

    – Leveraging on Technology

    Students’ Assessment


    Major challenges
    Major Challenges MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

    A challenge to motivate and ensure that business librarians continually advance their knowledge in information literacy, scholarly communication process and pedagogical developments

    A challenge to ensure that all library programmes offered are of quality and meet standards set and benchmarked

    A challenge to convince faculty and students of the importance and need for information literacy programmes to be integrated into their course works and curricula


    Conclusion
    Conclusion MEETING NEEDS IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

    VISIBILITY

    The library has positioned itself visibly in the business school’s overall value chain with footholds to support academic and research programmes via collaborative and cooperative relationships

    with the school’s academic divisions and administrative offices

    REACH

    The library is expanding the reach of its information literacy programmes to all courses offered in the business school, having now a working model that can be translated and implemented into the learning and research environment of these courses

    EMBED

    In striving towards an information literate university, the mission to achieve is to explicitly embed the library’s innovative information literacy programmes and activities into the curricula of all undergraduate and graduate programmes in the business school


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