With information available in many formats, and of varying quality, it is essential that students know how to effectively and responsibly make use of various types of information and data. Our information skill modules help students to develop these skills, and therefore the modules are a good start to becoming information literate. As a lecturer you can easily embed (parts of) these modules in your Canvas courses, where relevant and when needed (see also the Advice on which skills to use page).
But if you feel your students need extra support the library offers customized training sessions for BA3 and master students and PhD candidates. As an instructor or staff member of the EUR (or an external educational institution) you can request a group training session tailored to the needs of your group in terms of time, level and subject. This may be on how to do a literature review, the stages of the search process, search techniques, but also an instruction on how to manage your data, and how to track your research impact. The training usually consists of a presentation plus assignments, including convenient handouts to take home. Best practice has shown that information literacy skills are best developed within the context of the academic curriculum.
Location: During COVID-19 restrictions online via Teams or Zoom. Polak building (20 participants per group) or, in consultation, a computer room on campus Woudestein or ISS.
The duration of a training session depends on the group size and type of training.