information literacy

Pandemic IL Series: Let’s Go Digital – Highlights from the SURE programmes 2021

For the first time this year, the National Library Board’s Prove It! Contest went fully digital. An annual school event since 2013, student teams from 27 secondary schools put their information literacy and creativity skills to the test. Videos were created by the students, sharing their experiences of applying the S.U.R.E. (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) …

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Pandemic IL Series: Pain and Pride @ NTU

The move to virtual instructional workshops happened suddenly and quickly gave librarians little time to fully explore the features of these new mediums before implementation. This move especially highlighted the importance of teamwork and the need to set clear learning objectives for our workshops. Firstly, to understand the user experience better, we conducted many dry …

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Pandemic IL Series: Pain and Pride @ SIT

When the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Library Team tumbled down the COVID-19 rabbit hole, it soon became clear that the whole situation, although surreal, wasn’t as chaotic as it could have been. We were fortunate because we had already been prepared with frequent team-building activities and online work. As a strong team who was …

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Pandemic IL Series: Pain and Pride @ SUSS

Beaming faces at the instructional sessions has given way to black lifeless screens, like a dark curtain cloaking these sessions. However, continuing such classes was vital to the library. They gave us an opportunity to stay connected to the students, assuring them that even in a global pandemic, the library would be there for them. …

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Pandemic IL Series: Silver Lining in Pandemic Information Literacy

“Are you in the library? Can I come and sit with you during the online workshop just in case I need help?” A quiet request from a student popped up from the Zoom chat before the start of our first online workshop. Nearly two years on, online is now the default mode for library instructional …

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