Making Life Easier for Academics How librarians can help staff weather the technological storm

Godwin, P (2005) Making Life Easier for Academics How librarians can help staff weather the technological storm . JeLit 2(2).

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Abstract

Academic staff are the key to influencing student acceptance of information literacy. Therefore librarians need to concentrate on academic perceptions and interest in information literacy. There are many reasons for academic apathy and disinterest. There is a need to improve the awareness and skills of academic staff. National and institutional training solutions seek to address the shortfall. Some research shows that academics prefer to be trained individually. The London South Bank University method facilitates this. Originally designed to publicise electronic access, Desktop Library Visits prove to be an effective way of encouraging information literacy to staff and persuading them to enhance student skills. The method is simple, adaptable for the promotion of other services and transferable to other institutions.