Do you know what some librarians do in the library besides being available in the information points? If you are studying a program, there is always a schedule where there is information search in the library or Information Literacy. Many of the students who have been to the workshops have gained one and another Eye-opener
In the library we are these five librarians who educate students in information literacy. From the left: Birgitta Karin Sara Christel and Lena.
We plan the occasions together with the teachers for all program students, and the education takes place in three stages. We often have both lecture and workshop so the “tools” to seek their information can be used directly. What is meant by information literacy or information searching? Well, it’s all about finding out right in the library, searching efficiently online, and in databases, how to see different types of articles for source criticism and reference writing.
Among the students who came at the scheduled times, responding to our evaluations, we have received the comments:
“Very good with both theory and practice, many useful search terms and methods for finding information faster and more efficiently”
“Nice to know where to look !! “Now I can search much better”
“Awesome! got many useful tips! and great work afterwards “Looking for more ways and getting better on searching” “superfun!”
“Did me motivate to start searching for articles!”
“Very good and useful information, clearly presented!”
“The exercise was relevant and the questions made me reflect and want me to develop”.
“Relevant databases, I learned how to find topics”
“Reference writing is top notch! Can save a lot of time. Then it is absolutely important to define and combine keywords to help you find what you’re looking for ”
“How to use the subject headings! I did not have a clue before! ”
Here you can read another blog post about the information literacy education:
Text & Picure: Lena Wadell