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Information Literacy activities

 

The Cambridge Information Literacy Network (CILN) Advisory Group exists to:-
  • Support the ongoing development of CILN Information Literacy projects and the extension of these projects into services across
  • Cambridge University Libraries Community and the College libraries.
  • Assist the co-leads for the Information Literacy strand of the University Libraries Education Programme with developing co-ordinated approaches to and priorities for information literacy projects and teaching across all University of Cambridge and College libraries.
  • Promotion and advocacy for information literacy topics within the University and beyond.
  • Support and contribute to training events available to all library staff on information literacy.
Below is a list of some of the current projects that the CILN Advisory Group are supporting.

If you would like to find out more, please email caminfolitnet@gmail.com.

In this strand of work we are considering models of academic advocacy for the Information Literacy framework, disseminating good practice and advice to library and academic colleagues in using the Information Literacy Framework and Information Literacy developments at Cambridge, and support library colleagues with developing their information literacy knowledge and practice.

If you would like to find out more, please email Lynne Meehan

We work with Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning in supporting to support and enhance education at Cambridge. For example, to support the move to teaching online in 2020, library staff developed a guide for Sourcing Online Readings

If you would like to find out more, please email Libby Tilley

We support the Cambridge University Libraries Copyright Group in their development of copyright literacy for students and staff. For example the Copyright Group have developed Copyright for Researchers Libguide.

For copyright queries please contact the Copyright helpdesk

The Information Literacy Group collaborates widely with other skills providers in the University and will frequently promote training provided by groups within the University. The Cambridge Digital Humanities is one such area.

We work closely with the Office for Scholarly Communication and Research Support Librarians on information literacy skills development for researchers.

Examples of guides and tutorials created by these teams include Research Skills and Engineering Library Information Skills

For more information on Researcher training, please email Bea Gini

More information coming soon

Induction introduces students to the services and resources available at Cambridge. It is also an important step in the student journey and is the basis for the information literacy skills students will develop while at University. We work with the Support and Enquiry group to develop inductions in our libraries.

For ideas on moving library inductions online, please watch the session delivered by Deidre Cijffers at our recent Cambridge Information Literacy Day

CamGuides is a set of resources for students beginning undergraduate, or taught Master's, degrees at the University of Cambridge. There are two separate versions:

CamGuides is designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees.

For more information on Camguides, please email Laura Moss

Libraries are proactively engaging with the proposals at the University to introduce a Foundation Year for students. More information about the wider project is available

If you would like to find out more, please email Libby Tilley

For 2020-2021 we have won a bid for funding for a project called 'Unlocking Libraries' to help improve the way in which we engage with the wider collegiate university to improve access to libraries for all.

If you would like to find out more, please email Libby Tilley

We have a number of ongoing projects, examples include Reflective Practice Toolkit, Sourcing Online Readings, and Reading on Screens guide

Students using computers to search for resources

All photos on this guide are from Alice the Camera

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