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The Aspiration that every graduate will be information literate. A case study from the University of Sheffield Lyn Parker and Peter Stubley. Outline. University Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy (LTAS) Departmental level (DLTAS) Library Strategic Review

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the aspiration that every graduate will be information literate

The Aspiration that every graduate will be information literate

A case study from the University of Sheffield

Lyn Parker and Peter Stubley

outline
Outline
  • University Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy (LTAS)
  • Departmental level (DLTAS)
  • Library Strategic Review
  • New Partnership Targeted Action
  • Future development

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learning teaching assessment strategy
Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy
  • Research-led learning environment
  • Vision of a Sheffield graduate
  • Fair, valid and reliable assessment
  • Launched July 2005

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library as stakeholder in the ltas
Library as Stakeholder in the LTAS
  • Obj 1: processes of knowledge creation
  • Obj 5: high-quality learning and information resources and become information literate
  • Obj 6: inquiry-based learning
  • Obj 8: ICT
  • Obj 9: applying research methodologies and techniques
  • Obj 18: independent responsibility for learning

Principles of Assessment 5: ‘…tasks should also ensure students have opportunity to develop range of generic skills…’

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learning and teaching at sheffield
Learning and Teaching at Sheffield

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library as a partner in cilass
Key themes:

Collaboration and community

Embedded information literacy learning

Creative use of ICT

new technology-rich learning spaces, part of the new Information Commons

Interdisciplinary engagement, initially within Arts, Law and Social Sciences

Library as a partner in CILASS

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department ltas production
Knowledge of current position informs aspirations, priorities and action planning

Academic planning identifies if/what resources are required

Annual review activities enable assessment of distance travelled as well as any new concerns/changes to priorities

Annual Review of L&T; IET

Professional accreditations

Student evaluations NSS

Produce DLTAS refer to current position, aspirations and objectives.

Academic planning coordinates resources required

Department LTAS production

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library strategic plan 2005 08
Library Strategic Plan 2005-08

Key themes:

  • Building the partnership for learning & teaching
  • Information literacy
  • Realising the Information Commons
  • Changing the shape of the University Library
  • New skills, new roles
  • Listening and talking to you
  • Enhancing the research environment
  • Working with the NHS

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theme 1
Theme 1

Building the partnership for learning and teaching

  • improving student access to learning resources
  • linking pedagogy with learning resources
  • targeting funds more effectively
  • developing a toolkit: coursepacks, digitisation, more copies of key texts

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theme 2
Theme 2

Information Literacy

  • developing critical appraisal skills along with information discovery and management
  • contributing to student employability
  • delivery via the VLE

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departments using isr
Departments using ISR

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feedback on new partnership
Feedback on New Partnership
  • “We strongly welcome the close collaboration… with colleagues in Library Services.” (Politics)
  • “… continue this important dialogue with the library team and … endeavour to ensure that more credit goes to them.” (English Literature)
  • “… the real differences will be seen in Levels 2 and 3 of this year's entry.”(Politics)
  • “… a marked improvement in these areas, when compared to other cohorts. And they enjoyedusing the resource.” (ScHaRR)

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future developments
Future developments
  • Working with individual departments on an information literacy framework
    • Structured throughout 4 years of a programme
    • Explicit Learning Outcomes for IL
    • Suitable assessments
    • Diagnostic tests, pre and post testing to measure impact

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strategic approaches
Top down

LTDG

Library Strategic Review

Holistic

New Partnership Targeted Action

Presentations to Departments, new lecturers

Bottom up

Word of mouth

Academic liaison

Pragmatic

Seize all opportunities that arise

Strategic approaches

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