The developement of information skills to support a changing postgraduate research enviroment: an Irish experience


Fallon, Helen and Antonesa, Mary (2007) The developement of information skills to support a changing postgraduate research enviroment: an Irish experience. Sconul Focus (42). pp. 30-32.

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Abstract

This article begins by outlining significant changes which are taking place in the Irish university research environment. It goes on to briefly describe a project to identify postgraduate generic skills, necessary in this new research environment, which the Deputy Librarian of the National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth led. Following on from this, a generic skills module for postgraduates in science and engineering was designed and delivered by the science librarian and the faculty member assigned to developing a programme of generic skills for postgraduates in the sciences; this module is introduced. The article concludes with a reflection on the issues/challenges in providing generic information-literacy modules to postgraduates, in a time of a radically changing research environment in Irish universities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Information literacy: Information skills; Postgraduate information literacy; Postgraduate generic skills; librarians; libraries;
Academic Unit: University Library
Item ID: 975
Depositing User: Ms. Helen Fallon
Date Deposited: 12 May 2008
Journal or Publication Title: Sconul Focus
Publisher: Sconul
Refereed: Yes
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