Library and Academic Skills Orientation Workshops

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Sally Ashton-Hay; Jill Dombrow; Irene Sachs
Email of contact person:
Who are your partners?: 
Library staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by other department/s
High demand from students
Supports university obligations/initiatives
First year experience initiatives
Social Inclusion initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Teaching/learning management plan
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
Room availability and suitability
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What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Academic Skills Development and the Library combined to present a series of integrated workshops at the beginning of the session for new students. The workshops combined information literacy information with academic skills information for students at the beginning of their study.

What are the weaknesses?: 

Room availability

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

Develop online resources from these workshops for external students and internal students who missed the workshops or want to revisit the skills and information

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

Information and academic skills literacies; study skills; time management; analysing task questions; researching on data bases; academic standards in higher education

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