Saturday, February 11, 2017

Handbook for information literacy teaching

A recent discussion post reminded people that Cardiff University's Handbook for information literacy teaching was revised towards the end of last year (its 4th edition). It includes "new introductory chapters, on the strategic context of information literacy and advocating IL, to equip our librarians to open discussions with their academic colleagues on integrating information literacy into the taught curriculum. This new 2016 edition of HILT also brings a whole new chapter covering the understanding of approaches to learning, to help librarians to design effective learning activities which appeal to students who may prefer to learn in a variety of different ways.We also address emerging issues around the sustainability of IL teaching, such as achieving economies of scale through means such as collaborative teaching and moving some of our provision, such as library induction, into online formats. New technologies for creating online materials are introduced, along with case studies and examples reflecting some of the good practice which is happening at Cardiff in the creation of open and shareable resources." A few aspects are tailored to the context of Cardiff University (Wales), but mostly it is relevant to any academic library context.
Photo by Sheila Webber: frosted, Sheffield, February 2017

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