Academic library collaboration in supporting students pre-induction: the Head Start project

Fraser, James, Shaw, Karen and Ruston, Sarah (2013) Academic library collaboration in supporting students pre-induction: the Head Start project. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 19 (2). pp. 125-140. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2013.800755

Abstract

For higher education institutions in the United Kingdom there is a growing focus on improving student retention, encouraging academic engagement, and easing transition into university life. This article reports on the creation and outcomes of Head Start, a pre-induction online course created to provide students with a level of understanding of academic literacies including information literacy to aid preparation for university study. Information literacy librarians have reported that there has been a marked improvement in the confidence and information literacies of new starters taking the module. The article is of value for others wishing to support students at pre-entry.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: New Review of Academic Librarianship
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1740-7834
Departments: Services > Library and Student Services
Depositing User: James Stephens
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 13:36
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 16:57
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1497

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