The Info-Lit project

Raewyn Riach, John Quinn

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Abstract

The library service at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been awarded £3,200 by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) to fund a film project that will promote the relationship between learning and library services.

The £3,200 grant is awarded from the Innovation and Development Fund (IDF), which is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) on behalf of the Scottish Government. The IDF is open to libraries at further and higher education institutions and specialist libraries.

The film, called ‘The Info Lit Journey’, will document the journey that students make as they go through their programme of study, highlighting how librarians and library staff can assist students at different levels of study and the range of learning support resources available through library services.

Students from the School of Media, Culture and Society will be responsible for producing the film, with support from department and library staff. When complete, it will be used as a marketing and induction resource for the university and will be distributed via the university’s website, social media and virtual learning environment.

Raewyn Riach, Liaison Librarian at UWS library said:

“We hope this project will improve the relationship between students and the university library service, helping more students to recognise the value of libraries to their learning journey. The student-led approach is a core part of its value, offering students the chance to learn new skills and experience of working on a professional project.”

Pamela Tulloch, chief executive at SLIC said:

“We selected this project because it recognises and promotes the relationship between the service and users. Ensuring that libraries offer what users need, particularly in this digital age, is a core part of service delivery across Scotland. We were also impressed that the students have been given such a core role in delivery of the project. This will help improve knowledge and understanding among the student body about the library service and hopefully encourage more people to use it.”

Notes to editors:
• Issued by Clark Communications on behalf of SLIC. For media enquiries contact Angela Hughes 0141 548 8028 / 07970 184 198 angela@clarkcommunications.co.uk
• The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library matters. For more information on SLIC visit www.scottishlibraries.org
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017
EventScottish Library & Information Council Showcase and AGM - Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Oct 201710 Oct 2017

Conference

ConferenceScottish Library & Information Council Showcase and AGM
Abbreviated titleSLIC Showcase and AGM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period10/10/1710/10/17

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