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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
Information Literacy ‘reads’ worth having a look at…….. Interested in reading about how Information Literacy might impact you, your students or your service? Not sure where to start? A selection of articles which others have found useful have been collected on a group Library in Zotero. You can either go to Zotero and search in … Continue reading Read all about it!
CILN is rapidly approaching its first birthday, and if anything the amount of energy, activity and enthusiasm it is generating from across the Cambridge community is higher than ever before! Many of the original eight ‘strands’ of the project have completed their work, but in their place we have new strands, new projects, and new … Continue reading Happy birthday CILN!