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

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

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

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

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