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Library inductions and information literacy training

We believe that we can both save you time and improve the outcomes of students.  There are a number of ways in which we would like to work with you to achieve this.

  • New student inductions (early in Semester A)

  • Returning student updates and refreshers (early in Semester A)

  • Embedded information literacy workshops in taught sessions or year group tutorials 

  • Co-creating a session or developing self-directed learning materials

We have collaborated with the Student Success team to provide a menu of interactive sessions covering all aspects of academic study skills, personal effectiveness and employability to support WUC's graduate attributes.

Level 4 library sessions

 

Getting started

An introduction to a university library and the resources and services it provides. Students will be able to identify key starting points for finding information in their subject and understand how to access library resources and support.  We recommend timetabling this session between weeks 1 and 4.

Your first assignment

Introduces students to good information seeking habits and the strengths and limitations of different information sources, linked to a current assignment. Students will improve their understanding of the research landscape in their field and learn practical skills to help them find and manage information for assignments.  We recommend timetabling this session between weeks 5 and 7.

Level 5 library session

 

Research strategies

Covers more advanced search techniques on a range of platforms, improving students' confidence and efficiency at undertaking more complex literature reviews. Complements the Research Methods module.

Students can also book a 1:1 session with a librarian between TW7 and TW12 (Sem A) and TW1 and TW9 (Sem B).

Level 6 library session
 

Capstone survival - a Library and Digital Skills combined session

Provides students with additional information and digital tools and techniques to support them through their final year Capstone project.

The session will include handling large sets of results and managing references using Zotero; the dissertation/ Capstone project template, and how to keep up to date with research.

Library information literacy framework

We have developed a framework which introduces a scaffolded approach to helping students acquire new understanding and skills appropriate to their stage of study, from L3 (foundation year ) to L7 (postgraduate).  The framework supports students to develop good habits  around gathering and handling information.

View the framework and information on the theory that underpins it.

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