Information Literacy Skills Development:
2nd & 3rd Year Undergraduate
"95% of courses provide 2nd & 3rd year undergraduate students with an information literacy skills development opportunity led by a librarian".
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How we measure thisWe count how many 2nd & 3rd year undergraduate courses we offer, and how many of these have had information literacy skills development sessions run by our librarians.
How often we measure thisThese figures are updated annually, and cover the period 30th June 2019 - 1st July 2020.
CommentsOur Subject Librarians are proactive in offering synchronous information literacy skills development opportunities across all courses. This figure shows the impact of the pivot to online teaching and support for all Subject Librarians following the March Covid-19 lockdown as a response to the blended learning approach. Asynchronous learning materials were added to Canvas.
Take-up varies according to individual subject disciplinary needs and course timetabling. Many courses request an information literacy development opportunity session at Levels 5 (Breadth) and/or Level 6 (Depth) involving guidance on searching a wider range of subject-specific resources as students move through their student journey and undertake more independent learning and undergraduate major projects.
We aim to support students’ development of the learning literacies in an agile way though timetabled subject support within a course, LibGuides, materials on Canvas and 1:1 appointments. Additional generic support is available through Study Skills Plus.
Page Last Reviewed: 15th February 2021 by Andrew Boulden.