The development and use of online information literacy activities to engage first year health students during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Gillian Siddall

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The article discusses the development of online tutorials to support the Academic Librarians’ information literacy instruction during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. The content and development of the activities are presented in relation to information literacy (IL) standards. At the University of Northampton, the first-year students each receive two IL sessions from an Academic Librarian that support their information skills development. The first session focuses on identifying an information need and how to search for relevant information. The second session supports students to understand the referencing process and how to use information ethically. The IL sessions are based on the principles of Active Blended Learning and focus on providing interactive and engaging workshops for students. The activities were designed to support the students on health programmes who began their studies in April 2020 and the students who were receiving their final IL session. The reflections on the IL sessions highlight lessons learnt during the online delivery.

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SIDDALL, Gillian. The development and use of online information literacy activities to engage first year health students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 194-203, june 2022. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/COV-V16-I1-5>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/16.1.3146.
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COVID-19 special issue