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Helen Murphy wins the Cambridge University Press Technology Enabled Learning Prize for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

If you read this blog and follow us on Twitter you’ll already be very familiar with CamGuides and the wonderful work that Helen and the team achieved to produce the resource in time for the start of the academic year in 2019. And you’ll know that the resource has been well received by all across … Continue reading Helen Murphy wins the Cambridge University Press Technology Enabled Learning Prize for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots

Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots Image by StockSnap on Pixabay The curriculum mapping group of CILN was tasked with creating a timeline which would help librarians align their information literacy teaching to key ‘events’ across the academic year. Before we tackled obtaining key curriculum deadlines for every subject across Cambridge, we … Continue reading Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots

Registration for Teaching and Learning for Librarians Now Open

Teaching Skills Peer Support Course (Summer 2016). Photo by Kirstie Preest. Following our announcement about Teaching and Learning for Librarians in April, we are pleased to announce that registration for Cambridge library staff is now open! The course will be 9 months and will focus on enhancing teaching practices, developing a personal philosophy of teaching … Continue reading Registration for Teaching and Learning for Librarians Now Open

Whose impact is it anyway? CamGuides, assessment and learning

One of the biggest challenges for CamGuides for Masters was how to assess its impact. Sure, we could use analytics to look at page views and bounce rate and device type, and so on. I can tell you, for example, from the preliminary stats, that CamGuides for Master’s attracted significant interest – over 25,000 page … Continue reading Whose impact is it anyway? CamGuides, assessment and learning

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