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LibTeachMeet - Librarians sharing teaching ideas 



What's a TeachMeet?


TeachMeets are informal gatherings of (originally) teachers, designed to allow the sharing of ideas. Library TeachMeets are for librarians who teach! Find out more about the history of Library TeachMeets in the article "TeachMeet: Librarians learning from each other" by Niamh Tumelty, Isla Kuhn and Katie Birkwood.




Upcoming Library TeachMeets:


Please post upcoming LibTeachMeets below in chronological order below - this is a free wiki so you will need to request to join:


Seeing the Bigger Picture:

Information Literacy skills for Art and Design


Date: Tuesday 10th June 2014


Time: 14.00 to 16.30 (Registration from 13.30)


Venue: Learning Development Zone, Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University, Leicester


We would like to invite presenters and enthusiastic audience members who have a particular interest in information literacy skills for Art and Design students to take part in a free Teachmeet event to explore some of the issues and ways of approaching teaching to this group of students.


The event will be hosted by the Art and Design team from Academic Liaison, Directorate of Library and Learning Services, De Montfort University, Leicester, and will be held in the Learning Development Zone of the Kimberlin Library. Tea and coffee will be provided.


This teachmeet is aimed at information professionals working with students in creative disciplines, including Art, Design, Fashion, Textiles, Architecture and the Performing Arts.  We would like participants to share innovative ideas and examples of good practice in teaching information literacy skills to these students.  This will be an informal, friendly, interactive event combining short presentations, poster displays and individual and group activities.


If you would like to attend you can choose to be either a micro presenter, a nano presenter or an audience member ready to join the discussions. Micro presenters will be given five minutes to present their topic, followed by five minutes for questions from the audience. Nano presenters will bring a poster on their topic and give a two minute presentation followed by two minutes for questions from the audience. Enthusiastic audience members will join the discussions and engage with the presentations and activities.


This event is free, but places must be booked in advance through EventBrite at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seeing-the-bigger-picture-information-literacy-skills-for-art-and-design-tickets-11301359671. If you would like to present could you please email us with details of your theme, idea or example of good practice so that we can prepare a schedule for the day.


To advise us of your presentation content or if you require any further information please contact Carol Keddie, Senior Assistant Librarian for Art and Design cakeddie@dmu.ac.uk or Sharon Laverick, Subject Librarian for Art and Design slaverick@dmu.ac.uk



London LibTeachMeet 2014


Thursday 12th June 13.30-17.00, King's College London


We are very pleased to announce that the Health Information Specialist team of King's College London Library will be hosting a London LibTeachMeet for 2014.


When and where:

Thursday 12th June 13.30-17.00

Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s College London, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH.

The theme this year is: Enhancing the student experience through interactivity and engagement 



We are looking for willing presenters who would like to share aspects of their teaching practice with the LibTeachMeet attendees.  Presentations will be 5 minutes in length, and can be about any aspect of using interactive tools and elements to increase student engagement and enhance their library experience.  For example, you may use games, problem-solving activities, discussion groups, treasure hunts etc.  Presentations from all library sectors are welcome.  


As well as the presentations, we have two slots for anyone who would like to run a short interactive session for the attendees (approximately 20 minutes), whether it is via a game to be played in groups, or perhaps facilitating a group discussion.


There will be 8 ‘flash presentation’ slots of 2 minutes each which attendees can sign up for on the day, so if you would like to take this up, please let a member of the registration team know upon your arrival.


Booking now open!  You can register as either a presenter, activity facilitator or an audience member. Presenters will then be contacted by email to discuss their content.


Further information and a link to register can be found on the London LibTeachMeet blog http://www.ldnlibtm.info/. Subscribe here http://www.ldnlibtm.info/feed/. Or follow us on  Twitter https://twitter.com/ldnlibtm (hashtag #ldnlibtm)


We look forward to seeing you!




Employability and Graduate Skills


The University of Hertfordshire is holding a Library TeachMeet on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

It is a free event sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

What is our theme?

'Information Literacy meets …Employability and Graduate Skills


We are hoping to focus on presentations which cover how information literacy skills can be taught as part of a wider graduate attribute skills package, specifically to enhance the employability prospects of the students.


We are keen to explore the theme with other professionals who are also working towards similar agendas in their own institutions. By sharing ideas, good practice and expertise the event would provide a great learning and networking opportunity for all.


Get involved! We are looking for presentations from all sectors about any aspect of employability including:


  • Integration into user education
  • Different and innovative approaches to training
  • Alignment of online training with graduate attributes
  • Examples where information skills have been successfully demonstrated to make a positive impact on students for example looking at relevance, student engagement, feedback and timing.  


You can sign up as either a presenter or as an audience member. Please select the right ticket for you!




The event will take place in the Law Court Building, There will be a tour of the de Havilland Campus available from 1.30pm,

We look forward to meeting you!  You can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/uhteachmeet



Learning and Information Services at the University of Wolverhampton would like to invite presenters and audience members to a free event based around the theme of Information literacy skills and the new student. Sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy group this is an opportunity to exchange innovation and good practice across sectors in a friendly and informal environment.


What is our theme?

Our theme is Information literacy skills and the new student. We hope to discuss what makes up innovative information literacy and skills practice and the new student, explore how best to measure its impact and what tools/techniques are out there for its promotion. This Teachmeet is aimed at information professionals interested in bridging the transitional gap between Further and Higher education and all are welcome.


How does it work?

You can choose a 10 or 5 minute slot to present (in whatever manner you choose) to colleagues on the themes of the day or attend as an audience member ready to join the discussion. Please go to our Eventbrite page to book a place.



The Teachmeet will take place on Thursday 10th of July 1-4pm. Registration will take place from 12.30-1pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.



Harrison Learning Centre, MD building, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY. We’re only a short walk from both Wolverhampton train and bus stations. A map can be found here; www.wlv.ac.uk/lib/info/learning_centres/harrison.aspx  Parking details (public, disabled or staff) can be found on our interactive campus map.


For more information please contact us at; skills@wlv.ac.uk


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