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Aston University Library

2nd floor, Library Building

L215 & L216 (Workshop A&B)

B4 7ET

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The theme of our day is ‘Supporting online learners, what works? A discussion of innovative methods in providing distance learners with information literacy and library skills.’ It is a free event and is sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

Different modes of study are becoming increasingly common in education and at Aston University we are about to launch several online learning courses. This, coupled with the busy schedules of full time on-campus students, means that we may never encounter some students in the library. As librarians we are looking at how we provide these students with essential information literacy and library skills and to ensure their experience is of a similar quality.

This teachmeet is an opportunity to discuss what an ‘online learner’ is and what they want from a library.It will also aim to instigate discussion of the challenges in provision of information literacy support to online learners and gain an overview of the potential methods and good practice involved.

How will it work?

We are looking for a number of presenters to deliver 10 minute talks on a variety of issues relevant to the day’s theme, perhaps covering; case studies, demos of a new resource and its application, discussion of how online learning has affected the role of a traditional librarian and so on.

We would also welcome enthusiastic audience members that are willing to contribute to the afternoon’s discussions.

When;

1pm – 4pm on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

There will be refreshments served during the afternoon. Please notify us of any dietary needs.

Where?

The teachmeet will be held in room L215/L216, 2nd floor, Aston University Library, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET.

Aston University is a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street station, full travel information can be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/birmingham/transport-travel/

Hashtag: #Astonlib

Aston University Library is part of the Eduroam scheme but guest wi-fi log-ins will be available if needed. Attendees are encouraged to tweet along and continue the discussion online.

Contact: For any queries then please contact Richard Hopkins r.hopkins1@aston.ac.uk

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L215 & L216 (Workshop A&B)

B4 7ET

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