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Do fish ride bicycles? Reflections on the recent CILN workshops

Library staff from across the network met on 15th May for an update on current work, as well as a sneak preview of the brand new Undergraduate version of CamGuides, to be launched this summer. Workshops then looked at measuring the impact of UG CamGuides, developing a Critical Reading workshop, trialing a draft ‘lesson plan’ … Continue reading Do fish ride bicycles? Reflections on the recent CILN workshops

Literacy lessons from LILAC

Literacy Lessons from LILAC by Claire Sewell LILAC is a firm fixture on the information conference calendar and an event that many of us at Cambridge aspire to attend at least once in our careers. Focusing on information literacy and teaching, the event has grown to become the premier information literacy event across a range … Continue reading Literacy lessons from LILAC

Snippets from our LILAC diaries

The Cambridge contingent at LILAC was HUGE this year – we had fun, we talked, we ate lots of cake and we learnt one or two things as well. Impressions of LILAC from attendees ranged widely: The profoundly situated, contextual and iterative nature of information literacy. Also how embodied the process is, posing interesting challenges … Continue reading Snippets from our LILAC diaries

Meeting with Engineering academics

Meeting with Engineering academics by Lynne Meehan, Engineering Librarian With CILN into its first year, The Engineering Library team were looking for ways to embed the CILN framework into our training. Until this point, despite contributing to various strands of the CILN project, we had yet to investigate how we incorporate and embed CILN into … Continue reading Meeting with Engineering academics

Introducing Teaching and Learning for Librarians

Introducing Teaching and Learning for Librarians By Meg Westbury Adoption of the CILN Framework has started many wonderful conversations around Cambridge about the role of information literacy in teaching and learning at the university. As Cambridge libraries prepare to ramp up what we teach, we are also starting conversations about how we teach, recognising that … Continue reading Introducing Teaching and Learning for Librarians

CamGuides UG – interviewing and filming students

The CamGuides UG project is on target to launch in July 2019. The team have been busy recently writing content and in March, several library staff helped to interview students in order to create video content for the resource and provide the important ‘student voice’. Two staff who were involved in the interviews share their … Continue reading CamGuides UG – interviewing and filming students

Mapping the CILN IL Framework at Murray Edwards College

Using the CILN framework within your teaching and learning is not meant to be prescriptive, they said, and can be used as much or as little as you like.  This was great news and I felt very relieved that I did not need to redesign and create new information literacy sessions from scratch.  Instead, I … Continue reading Mapping the CILN IL Framework at Murray Edwards College