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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Video Delivery Partner</p> <p>Developing information and digital literacies with online reading listsStrategies for engaging the academic community </p> <p>Kerry WebbArts &amp; Humanities Liaison Team Manager / Course Support Co-ordinator2Library</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACTLIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACTCopyright University of Reading</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>2</p> <p>READING AT READING (the inevitable statistics)17,000 students UK and overseas campuses Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Johannesburg and IskandarThe Library -Holds over 1 million items in stockIs open 24/7 in term time (Main Library, Whiteknights only)Employs 140 staff, across the Main Library, Special Collections Service and Study Advice teamsHas a team of 17 subject Liaison Librarians, responsible for co-ordinating the acquisition of reading list materials </p> <p>3</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>3</p> <p>DRIVERS FOR CHANGEReading Lists annual survey: limited success in obtaining lists for the LibraryCopyright compliance and the need to streamline our existing processesAligning ourselves with University-wide T&amp;L strategiesCreating more efficient and effective workflows internallySpending our resources budgets in a more targeted mannerRemaining competitive amongst our peers</p> <p>4</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>4</p> <p>Potential barriersLack of academic engagementonline reading lists are spoon feeding students time needed for training on the systemexisting poor submission of reading lists to the Libraryexisting limited use of the Librarys scanning serviceproject overloadresistance to making reading lists public</p> <p>5</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>5</p> <p>Strategies employedPromoting specific advantages at:Student levelStaff level (Library and academic staff)University-wide</p> <p>Emphasising the pedagogical advantages that online reading lists can offer</p> <p>Encouraging early engagement with the system </p> <p>Engaging influential champions</p> <p>6</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>6</p> <p>Practical steps takenAligning online reading list creation with information and digital literacy skillsDelivering workshops to staff new to teachingUsing student survey data to promote good academic practice Providing statistical information to School Directors of T&amp;L to encourage good practiceExploring differing perspectivesDeveloping support materials for staff and students to encourage further engagement7</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>7</p> <p>8Practical steps: In more detail</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>8</p> <p>Info lit &amp; spreading the wordAligning online reading list development with information and digital literacy skillsEffective Reading Lists guidelines developed and promoted to all SchoolsPresentations delivered to relevant groups, including Boards of Study and School e-Learning Co-ordinatorsProviding specific examples of how Talis functionality can be employed to encourage skills and attributes outlined in established info and digital lit modelsPromotion of an example reading list to illustrate this in practice Using online reading lists to develop information and digital literacies 9</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>9</p> <p>Getting them earlyDelivering workshops to staff new to teaching as part of the Universitys compulsory HEA accredited Programme10</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>10</p> <p>Seeking opinion112nd Year undergraduates Find the length of some lists overwhelmingWould like some guidance on the difference between core and essential recommended and suggested readingFind annotations / guidance on the relevance of cited texts helpfulI would benefit from guidance on how to use certain texts, perhaps sub headingssome guidance between core and essential would be useful / recommended and suggestedlots of secondary reading can make it difficult to know which are most important </p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>11</p> <p>Using student survey data123rd Year undergraduates Appreciate a range of texts to chose fromAre generally happy at interpreting what is meant by essential and recommended Concerned over currency of some cited editions</p> <p>the extensive secondary list is useful for essays/examslists are old or its not clear its a chapter in a book, and the book title isnt givenI feel divisions on lecture topics could also be usefulI would rather have a wide range of books to explore</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>12</p> <p>Lies, damned liesProviding statistical information to School/Departmental Directors of T &amp; L Reporting on: Average number of items per list, per year groupNumber of lists published / in draftLinks to our Effective Reading Lists guidelinesNumber of scans and how these were accessedLinks to guidance on placing a digitisation request and info on the Librarys scanning servicePage views per list to illustrate student engagement</p> <p>13</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>13</p> <p>14Seeing it from both sidesExploring differing perspectivesStudent focus groups and surveys An open session for academics on the pedagogic value of online reading lists</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>14</p> <p>15Help and supportSimultaneously developing online guides and screencasts for students and staff</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>15</p> <p>Reflections and next stepsImprove academic engagement Encourage students to engage with their Talis lists Further develop our communications strategyPromote dashboard functionality to academic staff Measure impactCelebrate success!16</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>16</p> <p>17</p> <p>Thank you for attendingemail: k.j.webb@reading.ac.uk</p> <p>LIMITLESS POTENTIAL|LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES|LIMITLESS IMPACT</p> <p>17</p> <p>Video Delivery Partner</p>