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Measuring Value: the impact of information literacy and its evaluation

Measuring Value: the impact of information literacy and its evaluation

A conference organised by Library and Learning Resources, Birmingham City University to be held on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD 


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A conference on Measuring Value: The impact of information literacy and its evaluation will be held at the Curzon Building, Birmingham City University, adjacent to Eastside Park and Millennium Point in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 May 2016. This conference will consider the various ways in which the teaching of information literacy has made a difference particularly in connection with the three conference themes: student progression, supporting research students and enhancing employability. These themes will be explored in three parallel sessions during the day. There will be an optional tour of Curzon Library which opened in August 2015 at the close of the conference. We invite you to join us.




Keith Walker and Stephen Robertson (Edinburgh Napier University)

Contextualising information literacy to assessment criteria
and measuring the impact on students

Lorna Dodd (Maynooth University)

Supporting the development and assessment of critical
skills in a new undergraduate curriculum

Sarah Taylor (University of Bolton)

Organic Information Literacy:
supporting the developing researcher at the University of Bolton


  • MORNING SESSIONS (Delegate to choose one session)



Mandy Smith and Mary Betts-Gray (Cranfield University)

Finding out what researchers "really, really want!": the structured interview

Maria Mawson (University of Sheffield)

Demonstrating the value of information literacy for employability

Siobhan Cottam and Cat Taylor (University of Leicester)

Widening Participation and Transition to Higher Education


  • AFTERNOON SESSIONS (Delegate to choose one session)



Helen Moore and Jenny Pacheco (University of Sheffield)

Supporting our researchers via the ‘Doctoral Development
Programme’, both face to face and online

Holly Singleton (Coventry University)

Taking advantage of Add+Vantage - library engagement with
employability modules at Coventry University

Erica Swain (Cardiff University)

How did the freshers fare?  Measuring progress using a ‘before
and after’ evaluation of online compared with face-to-face library induction


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