Information skills in education
Are you dissatisfied with the bibliographies your students hand in? Perhaps a library workshop will help them on their way.
The University Library organises workshops search-skills for courses and departments, for example as part of the course programme. The programme is determined in consulations with you. Possible items in such a programme:
- Tour of the library and/or relevant reading rooms.
- Searching for scientific/scholarly information on the internet (a.o. Google Scholar); setting criteria for assessing internet pages.
- Searching on subject in the Catalogue and the NCC.
- Using relevant files and/or full text resources; using the Catalogue.
- Setting up a search strategy.
There is a overview of all available workshops in the Overzicht cursussen Informatievaardigheid (pdf) (in Dutch).
Our Toolbox is also perfectly suitable to adapt to education, especially for first year students. The contents are based on international standards for information literacy. The different modules can be offered as self-tuiton at different times during the year. The Toolbox also has a number of tests in Blackboard (only available in Dutch), which you can copy to your personal Blackboard environment. See the Blackboard Course Catalog (in Dutch), under Bibliotheken. Contact your Subject Librarian or the Library Helpdesk.
Information skills can be a rather complicated concept. Thats why there are standards that are used to teach, test, standardize and maintain information skills. They have been recorded in a pamphlet on information skills (in Dutch only), aimed at administrators, managers, teachers and students in higher education. The pamphlet is written by the working group Normering Informatievaardigheden van het Landelijk Overleg Onderwijs Wetenschappelijke Informatie (LOOWI), part of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Beroepsbeoefenaren in de bibliotheek-, informatie en kennissector (NVB).