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Information for Researchers - Skills Plus : Northumbria University. University Library. Success at university requires not only a good understanding of your subject, but also a range of academic skills that help you to further develop your knowledge.

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Employers are looking for these skills too and they often call them employability skills. The Library offers Get the Know-How face-to-face workshops to help you improve your academic skills as well as a self-paced Academic Practice online course. By participating in the workshops or undertaking the online course you can gain credit towards the Loughborough Employability Award.

This award recognises the development of valuable employability skills through participation in the many extra-curricular activities across campus. Subject Help Drop-ins. Training sessions. MMU Library Services - InfoSkills. Contents InfoSkills InfoSkills is the Library's information skills training programme.

MMU Library Services - InfoSkills

It offers you a smarter way of working as a student and can help you find the quality information you need for your assignments quickly - giving you time to enjoy the things you really want to do. How can we help? There is a huge amount of information available to you - in print and in electronic form. We can provide help in a variety of ways: presentations hands on workshops helpsheets one-to-one at enquiry desks online tutorials Why do I need information skills? Having good information skills means having the ability to: If you are able to do this, you could get better marks for your assignments. ^ Top of page Step 1: Define a topic and plan a search Always start off by making sure that you understand your assignment title.

Look at the assignment title and carefully pick out the keywords you need to use to search for information. Step 2: Get hold of information Go to the Library website. Contacts. A New Curriculum for Information Literacy. It’s a way of thinking about learning ANCIL aims to help undergraduates develop an advanced, reflective level of information literacy which will enable them not just to find information, but to evaluate, analyse and use academic material independently and judiciously.

A New Curriculum for Information Literacy

Download the curriculum and explanatory notes It’s a framework for evaluating the information skills training and support your students receive Students’ information needs are complex, and they evolve over the course of their time at university. This means that they need ongoing, ‘scaffolded’ support in developing their information-handling abilities, just as they need ongoing subject teaching. Use ANCIL tools to map your institution’s existing provision or to carry out a survey of how colleagues support information literacy development.

It’s a practical, learner-focused framework ANCIL divides information literacy into 10 aspects or ‘strands’ which encompass the whole process of study and research. Like this: Like Loading... Jiscdesignstudio.pbworks. 'Digital Literacies as a Postgraduate Attribute' is a JISC-funded project supported by the Developing Digital Literacies Programme.


The project is led by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London. Project team: Lesley Gourlay Martin Oliver Jude Fransman Wilma Clark Susan McGrath. A New Curriculum for Information Literacy. London South Bank University. We are delighted that you have chosen to study at LSBU, and want to make sure that you have everything you need to ensure that you can succeed whilst you're with us.

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The following section includes a whole heap of information about your course, including how you can re-enrol each year, access to your course details and timetable, and where you can go for help and advice. It even walks you through the graduation process! We've also compiled a range of resources that will help support your assignments, as well as details of where you can go and who you can talk to if you want to develop your academic and professional communication skills and/or skills in maths and statistics. Blackboard is a Virtual Learning Environment. This means that it contains links to sites which support your learning. A quick demonstration of the new features available within Blackboard are available for students and staff. SPLASH. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. PDF Version Print copies may be purchased from the Association of College and Research Libraries for $15.00 for a package of 10, including standard postage. Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge. Payments with a check should be sent to: Association of College and Research Libraries Attn: Standards Fulfillment 225 N. If you have additional questions about ordering the Framework, please contact us at 312-280-5277, or email

ACRL has a history of supporting librarians in understanding and using the association’s standards and guidelines. Check for upcoming ACRL eLearning webcasts and online courses. ACRL’s Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks are provided as a free resource to the academic library community. Contents IntroductionFrames Introduction Notes 1.