Introducing the Reflective Practice Toolkit

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

CamGuides and engagement with faculty staff at MMLL

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

Them or us? Ethical considerations when reviewing Information Literacy provision

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

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

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

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

CamGuides for Undergraduates is on the horizon

CamGuides is a freely-available, online resource to support students with their transition to a new level of study at the University of Cambridge. In particular, it aims to introduce the information literacy and academic skills they will develop during their degree. In 2018 CamGuides for Master’s was launched. It is now the turn of CamGuides … Continue reading CamGuides for Undergraduates is on the horizon