Information Literacy Skills for Students

The Library’s Learning and Teaching team has been busy developing a suite of FLO topics to help students learn information literacy skills they need to succeed at university.

In exciting news, the first topic is now available, with a second topic to be released in the next couple of weeks.

From readings to referencing: information literacy basics is aimed at getting students through their first few weeks at uni. Students will learn how to navigate their readings in FLO, understand citations for different resources, decipher findit@flinders, and use ebooks. They’ll start to learn about academic information by watching Library World and get a crash course in fake news. They’ll also read advice about getting started with their first assignments, using sources they’ve been given as a starting point for finding even more.

If you would like your students to access this topic, please embed this URL [] wherever appropriate in your FLO topic. While the topic is best completed as a whole, each lesson is independent – this means that you can set one lesson, one module, or the whole topic. Students will be prompted to self-enrol and will receive a ‘badge’ when they have completed all lessons.

The second topic we are developing, Searching with confidence: intermediate information literacy, is aimed at first year students or anyone who is new to research, and steps students through the research process. Students learn how to analyse their question, find out what to search for, how to run a search and finally how to evaluate the information they find. This topic should be available by the end of Week 3.

If you have any questions about using these topics or scaffolding further activities, or if you have feedback for us, please contact us using the ‘Embedding library skills in my topic’ form in Service One.

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