Enhancing studentsâ learning and research with NTU libraryâ s innovative information literacy programmes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106213
Title:
Enhancing studentsâ learning and research with NTU libraryâ s innovative information literacy programmes
Author:
Haji Harun, Akbar Hakim; Koh, Jean Ping-Hoon
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Enhancing studentsâ learning and research with NTU libraryâ s innovative information literacy programmes 2006, :229-229
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
Description:
Full version of paper. Printed proceedings carried only the abstract.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106213
Submitted date:
2007-06-12
Abstract:
The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library has been pioneering and initiating bibliographic instruction and information literacy programmes since the inception of the university as a technological institute back in 1981. The evolving academic and research landscape since then, coupled with technological advancements in the provision of information resources and services, has provided the impetus for NTU Library to develop a structured information literacy programme with the aim of enhancing studentsâ learning and research. The objectives of the programme developed are clearly stated and closely aligned to the universityâ s as well as the libraryâ s mission statements. This paper provides a historical perspective and traces the development of this programme over the years. A model of the programme as it is currently offered to students is presented. Discussion will focus on a number of aspects: information literacy standards consulted, identification of studentsâ learning outcomes, a spectrum of delivery mode and methodology, evolving and expanding content development, as well as, formative and summative feedback. The paper also looks at the enablers of the programme, which include librarians, library management, faculty members, schoolsâ administrative units, external instructors and trainers, and technology. The paper concludes with a look at the future of the libraryâ s information literacy programme beyond 2006 and will address crucial issues which impact upon the implementation and running of the programme across all schools in the university. Issues like profiling of students, matching programme type and delivery mode with these profiles, leveraging on emerging technologies as learning tools and integrating studentsâ assessments can be further researched. A deep insight and understanding of these issues will in return stimulate further the development by the library of a more innovative and creative information literacy programme for the university.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Literacy; Academic Libraries

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaji Harun, Akbar Hakimen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoh, Jean Ping-Hoonen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-12T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:38Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-06-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnhancing studentsâ learning and research with NTU libraryâ s innovative information literacy programmes 2006, :229-229en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106213-
dc.descriptionFull version of paper. Printed proceedings carried only the abstract.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library has been pioneering and initiating bibliographic instruction and information literacy programmes since the inception of the university as a technological institute back in 1981. The evolving academic and research landscape since then, coupled with technological advancements in the provision of information resources and services, has provided the impetus for NTU Library to develop a structured information literacy programme with the aim of enhancing studentsâ learning and research. The objectives of the programme developed are clearly stated and closely aligned to the universityâ s as well as the libraryâ s mission statements. This paper provides a historical perspective and traces the development of this programme over the years. A model of the programme as it is currently offered to students is presented. Discussion will focus on a number of aspects: information literacy standards consulted, identification of studentsâ learning outcomes, a spectrum of delivery mode and methodology, evolving and expanding content development, as well as, formative and summative feedback. The paper also looks at the enablers of the programme, which include librarians, library management, faculty members, schoolsâ administrative units, external instructors and trainers, and technology. The paper concludes with a look at the future of the libraryâ s information literacy programme beyond 2006 and will address crucial issues which impact upon the implementation and running of the programme across all schools in the university. Issues like profiling of students, matching programme type and delivery mode with these profiles, leveraging on emerging technologies as learning tools and integrating studentsâ assessments can be further researched. A deep insight and understanding of these issues will in return stimulate further the development by the library of a more innovative and creative information literacy programme for the university.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectInformation Literacyen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.titleEnhancing studentsâ learning and research with NTU libraryâ s innovative information literacy programmesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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