Image by StockSnap from Pixabay This post aims to detail publications that may be interested in pieces from librarians, and their requirements. There are a wide variety of journals and magazines that you might wish to publish in. Each will have differing criteria on scope of topics, length of article, style (e.g. conversational or academic), … Continue reading Would you like to write for publication?
By Meg Westbury and Kirstie Preest This post discusses a pilot 10-month course for Cambridge library staff called Teaching and Learning for Librarians that started in September 2019 and aims to strengthen librarians’ core pedagogical practices. (Earlier posts on this blog discuss development of the course and when it opened for registration.) Librarians and pedagogy. … Continue reading Teaching and Learning for Librarians
By Clare Trowell Alison Hicks’ presented at the CILN Forum and one of the assessment ideas she mentioned was using minute papers. I thought this sounded like a great idea for assessing students in large groups. A minute paper is a short and informal writing assessment which typically occurs at the end of the lecture. … Continue reading Using the Minute Paper as a Classroom Assessment Technique
It’s been really interesting to read the submissions and blog posts for Thing 1. We asked “What is Information Literacy” and the task asked you to reflect on what informs, and contributes to, information literacy in your context. I’ve picked a few snippets and included a full submission to give you a flavour of the … Continue reading Framework Five – Thing 1
This month we’d like to promote a really useful guide to reflective practice. The Reflective Practice Toolkit introduces the basics of what reflective practice is, its benefits, how to integrate it into your everyday life and the basics of reflective writing. Being able to reflect is a valuable skill. It helps you to think about … Continue reading Introducing the Reflective Practice Toolkit
At MMLL, we emailed our new undergraduates and our Directors of Studies at the very beginning of October to introduce the Library and the subject librarians, and I also took this opportunity to promote CamGuides. The email was written in a friendly ‘welcome to Cambridge’ style and was pitched as ‘this will help with your … Continue reading CamGuides and engagement with faculty staff at MMLL
I have recently acquired the word ‘assessment’ in my job title. A relatively strong and seemingly rigid word (I would often rather talk about ‘evaluation’ – more on similar semantics later!) but commonplace and usually understood in the library world, particularly amongst our US counterparts. ‘Assessment’ = ‘measurement’, assessing a service = evaluating that service. … Continue reading Them or us? Ethical considerations when reviewing Information Literacy provision