Graduate Information Literacy Skills
PG6009 – Graduate Information Literacy Skills
Co-ordinator: Margot Conrick, Head of Information Services, UCC Library
To give postgraduate students an introduction to the principles and practice of Information Literacy, as applied to PhD research; to enable postgraduate students to audit and update their Information Literacy Skills by expanding and acquiring a portfolio of Information Literacy Skills; to develop those skills which will enhance the quality of their research and expand their career opportunities in our knowledge-based economy.
Learning Outcomes:Develop effective strategies to locate and access relevant information Analyse and critically evaluate research findings (yours & others) Demonstrate and apply a range of these skills as part of your wider research portfolio Develop effective approaches to keep up to date with the latest research in your area Manage your research information saving valuable time and effort Identify the legal and ethical issues relating to the use of informationPublish and present information in an effective way Justify the application of these information literacy skills to your specific research
Target Audience: PhD & Research Masters
Duration: 20 Hours
Credit weighting: 5 credits
Proposed Start Date: Jan/Feb 2010
Timetable: To be confirmed
Registration: Email Richard Bradfield at
Phone: +353 21 4902926
Places will be limited in the formal module and so early application is advisable.
Students who register for the module will undertake a series of face-face sessions and work through an on-line set of course materials, and for award of 5 credits will complete a short assessment on the relevance of what they have learned to their own research. Students who do not register for the module may also access the on-line course at www.informationliteracy.ie and may find the material useful for their research.