Educating & Collaborating
it is important that students have the skills needed to allow them to use the variety of information resources available and to retrieve, evaluate and use that information successfully.
Students are expected to develop their learning and do research beyond what is set by academics to show understanding of their subject area. This requires students to search, find and evaluate information independently. To do this effectively they require good information skills. I, in collobration with other library staff provide information skills instruction on:
Collaboration with academics takes the shape of evaluating, collecting, and delivering resources to assist them in delivering the best possible instruction to their students. My collaborate initiatives with academics ranges from simply gathering resources for a requested topic, to working with an academic on selecting resources and utilizing them in the classroom, to instructing and co-teaching. Collaboration with academics led to the embedding of the sessions into the Learning and Innovation Skills (LIS) module, a mandatory component of all first year programmes. The most recent collaboration involved the direct liaison with the School of Business to link specific assignments with tailored information literacy sessions.
Information Skills Instruction is designed to help learners gain the skills of finding, evaluating and using information more competently.
Library instruction is delivered to:
Using a variety of teaching methods and formats, including:
The Evolution of Information literacy in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Library: a Collaborative Process between the Library and Academic Staff presented at the CONUL conference Athlone 2016. Margaret Waldron, Bernie Lally, Maura Stephens, Kathryn Briggs, Helen Flatley.