InfoSkills is the Library’s dedicated information literacy skills programme, which teaches your students the skills they need to locate quality academic information for their assignments.
Your subject librarian can tailor the session around a particular assignment, subject, or resource, and organise the format to meet your students’ needs including:
InfoSkills training is a core employability skill; your students will not only be learning vital information skills for their studies, but also for their future employment.
Fact: Last year, 89.7% of students who have attended an InfoSkills session said they felt more confident afterwards in finding information to support their studies.
The library has developed a range of online videos, tutorials, guides and help sheets to assist your students navigate, use, and get the most out of the learning resources available.
The following types of resource are available:
These include basic help on using the catalogue, reserving books, as well as more in-depth help on using individual databases and guidance on searching for information (within the InfoSkills tutorial) and evaluating resources (within the Internet detective).
It is easy to embed these into your unit Moodle areas, but if you’re not sure how to do this or if you require something more specialised, just get in touch with your subject librarian for assistance.
Fact: Library Services has its own YouTube Channel with an increasing amount of videos explaining and demonstrating how to access and use our electronic resources at: www.youtube.com/user/MMULibraryServices