Like Sandy from SHU, Adam covers a variety of subject areas.
Summon has been a huge enabler for Middlesex and has freed time up to do other things during teaching sessions.
* sessions aren’t always embedded in teaching
* teaching opportunities can be inconsistent
* teaching can sometimes be repetive
* timing of sessions can be bad
* lack of info skills — computing students don’t always know how to search!
* teaching methods and “death by Powerpoint”
Librarians and teaching…
* we spend too much time being generic
* tool based and didatic
* can be uninspiring
* too much content
* less is more — quality not quantity
* don’t try to clone students into mini-librarians!
* learning by doing
* learners, not the taught
* separate training for different databases
* things get missed
* dull and confusing
* no time for Kleine topics
* lots of time saved during teaching
* have a go approach
* inspires confidence
* “Summon is better than Google because…”
* rolling out the new info lit framework
* developing activities
* improving attendance
* the changes have worked!
* teaching is much more fun!
* Summon saves time!