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Demonstrating the Value of Information Literacy to Staff and Students

Demonstrating the Value of Information Literacy to Staff and Students

part of the National Seminar Series


The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education & the TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus present a seminar on: Demonstrating the Value of Information Literacy to Staff and Students: part of the National Seminar Series

  • Date: Wednesday 11th June 2014
  • Venue: TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus (Room 029)
  • Time: 10:00-15:30

The aim of the seminar is to help staff to develop the necessary strategies and skills to support the development of information literacy (IL) in students transitioning from second level to third level. The seminar will begin by highlighting the importance of IL and will include an overview of best practice IL initiatives in Irish HE. The seminar will then review some strategies and resources that can be used in information literacy teaching to help those students transitioning to higher education. The event will focus on equipping participants with the skills to facilitate the development of students’ IL skills and will enhance practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of IL enabling them to demonstrate to students’ the relevance of IL competencies. The seminar will include testimonials from students and graduates on how they have developed their IL skills and how it has benefited their academic lives and their transition to employment and/or societal progression. The event will be recorded and can be available later via multiple platforms to be used as a resource to support ongoing development and initiatives in the area of IL. Learning Outcomes: Outline the value of information literacy skills to independent learning, academic development, employment and societal progression. Describe best practice strategies and resources that can be used in teaching and learning to develop students’ IL skills Reflect on personal attitudes and professional practice in relation to information literacy teaching and support.

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Speakers & Presentations

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List of Speakers and links to presentations


Presentation Title




1   Welcome and introduction to the day John O’Neill (Head of Lifelong Learning, TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus) 7 minutes John
2   Hitting the moving target: The transformation of information literacy instruction for first year students over a decade of change Dr. Claire McGuinness (UCD) 39 minutes Claire
3   Telling it straight: incorporating the student voice into your learning support strategy Siobhan Dunne (DCU) 24 minutes Siobhán
4   The Teaching of Information Literacy in Irish Secondary Schools Katherine Ryan (St. Andrew's College) 30 minutes Katherine
5   Importance of information literacy in terms of literacy / core academic skills Mary Antonesa (NUIM) (coming soon) (coming soon)
6   Supporting information literacy through a first year Learning to Learn module Dr. Gerry Ryder (TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus) 28 minutes Gerry
7   Value of information literacy as a transferrable skill - student /graduate / employer perspective Cathal Goslin (TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus) Eoin Dunne (TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus), Tom Rooney (Synergy Centre TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus), Philip Purcell (TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus), Mark Murphy (TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus) 36 minutes Tom, Philip, Mark.
    Questions and Answers Session   22 minutes  
    Final comments Philip Russell 7 minutes  

Videos of the presentations: complete playlist


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