Information Literacy

Trial by Fire, Boot Camps and Brown Bags: How Do We Learn to Teach?

By Rajen Munoo Abstract:Remember teaching your first instruction class? What worked and what bombed? How much preparation time did it take you? What was the student’s reaction? Did you get any help? Very often, librarians are required to teach with little or no formal training and this can cause a lot of anxiety and stress. …

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Collaboration on a Research Literacy Module for Project Work

By Mary Ellis Abstract:Project Work (PW) is a Singapore Ministry of Education initiative introduced after the launch of “Thinking Schools. Learning Nation” in 1997. Consisting of four components: Knowledge application, communication, collaboration and independent learning, students work in groups to research a topic for a written report and oral presentation. Information /research literacy skills are …

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Embedded Librarian at Singapore Polytechnic: A Case Study

By Francine Chu Abstract:The School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS) at Singapore Polytechnic welcomed an embedded librarian in October 2016. The librarian worked with several lecturers on a key initiative of the school to use existing resources and content to develop e-learning packages for continuing education and training (CET) courses. The librarian was involved …

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Information Literacy: Diagnostics, Interventions and Assessments

By Debby R. Wegener Abstract:At the Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Library the librarians have been teaching Information Literacy (IL) and gathering feedback on these sessions for many, many years. While the students always profess to have enjoyed these sessions, what really needs to be ascertained is whether or not they have actually learned anything. The thought …

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The Embedded Librarian(s) at the National University of Singapore: The Journey Continues

By Wong Kah Wei and Magdeline Ng Tao Tao Abstract:This paper aims to share the current state of embedded librarianship at National University of Singapore (NUS). The embedded librarian initiative started since 2016 at NUS with surprising positive outcomes and movements. The first embedded librarian was offered a joint appointment with Ridge View Residential College …

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Active learning in the classroom: a review of legal research teaching at Singapore Management University for first year undergraduates

By Elizabeth Naumczyk, Chai Yee Xin and Samantha Lim Abstract:When the Singapore Management University’s first-year law curriculum was redesigned to concentrate all its legal research teaching in the Legal Research and Writing course, the Law Librarians were presented with a fresh opportunity to revisit and revamp how they taught legal research. Instead of using the …

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Flipping Library Instruction: Singapore Polytechnic Library’s Experience

By Lim Xiu Ru Abstract:In line with Singapore Polytechnic’s adoption of the flipped classroom pedagogy in 2015, this paper focuses on the transition of library instruction from a traditional to a flipped approach. The librarians at Singapore Polytechnic experimented with various methods to move library instruction to Business School students from one-shot to ‘just-in-time’ delivery …

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Delivering research skills to all first-year students: The Temasek Polytechnic example

By Ruby Seng and Georgiana Glass Abstract:Starting from April 2018, all first-year Temasek Polytechnic students have to take a common subject, namely, Communication and Information Literacy. As librarians were involved in the curriculum development meetings with lecturers right from the beginning, they proposed to create a self-directed online tutorial which was integrated into the curriculum. …

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