Critical Reading Workshops: Introducing Freshers to Reading Academic Articles

The beginning of this academic year has seen a wealth of classes and inductions aimed at orienting students around Cambridge. In amongst all of this, the Critical Reading Group has been piloting a session to teach students how to critically read academic works. The Critical Reading Group formed eight months ago when a demonstration was … Continue reading Critical Reading Workshops: Introducing Freshers to Reading Academic Articles

Keeping on Keeping on

A keeping-in-touch day for Cambridge Librarians in a week of many, many other updates and information provision. A video of the afternoon will be forthcoming…. 2018-2019 A quick overview of ‘all the things’ CILN has achieved through the huge commitment by library staff across the University was provided to start with. We’ve completed BIG projects … Continue reading Keeping on Keeping on

Is reading for fun teaching information literacy? Reflections on the Cambridge EcoFiction Bookgroup

Written by Marian Via Rivera The idea: Last year we decided to try out something new in the MMLL library: running a bookgroup. As we expand our library teaching provision, we look for new ways to embed skills instruction into our activities. The main question was whether we needed to focus on our Faculty’s teaching, … Continue reading Is reading for fun teaching information literacy? Reflections on the Cambridge EcoFiction Bookgroup

Teaching with CamGuides for Undergraduates

This week I had the enormous privilege and great fun of working with the most magnificent group of Sutton Trust students. 26 of them, in Year 12, from a variety of schools, and all really keen on studying English Literature at Cambridge or universities like it. I wanted to use CamGuides for Undergraduates in the … Continue reading Teaching with CamGuides for Undergraduates

CamGuides evaluation, testing and editing

This post is by Amanda Hawkes, who along with Sheryl Wombell, organised a comprehensive independent review of the new CamGuides UG resource. With thanks also to Frankie Marsh for designing postcards and other promotional material an example of which is below. Following hot on the heels of the success of CamGuides for Masters students will … Continue reading CamGuides evaluation, testing and editing