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Transformative collaboration: shaping the future of information literacy at the University of Limerick

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posted on 2024-06-06, 13:09 authored by Ailish LarkinAilish Larkin, Mags PhelanMags Phelan

"This talk describes how developments at UL in 2023, both in the Library and outside of it, brought about collaborations that changed how the Library provides information literacy instruction to undergraduate programmes.

The developments were:

a) UL Library recruited a permanent Learning Designer.

b) A new university VLE (Brightspace) was introduced and the Library was involved at all stages in its rollout.

c) The Library was asked to collaborate on a re-design of a module for all 1st year BA Arts students.

This talk will describe how Librarians collaborated with the new Learning Designer to design and develop a series of information literacy learning resources for the institutional VLE. The addition of the Learning Designer role ensures that the resources are developed using effective pedagogical and instructional design principles. The development of the learning resources in the VLE facilitates integration of the Library’s resources into the curriculum. This embedded approach has fostered collaborative teaching with faculty, with the Library contributing to the delivery of a first-year BA Arts module earlier this year. This enables the Library to take a more active approach to information literacy instruction.

Overall, the talk will focus on the benefits gained and the change enacted by the Glucksman Library through a joined-up approach to the design and delivery of information literacy instruction."



2024 CONUL Conference

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