Library Vines: developing Information Literacy six seconds at a time

Groves, Antony (2016) Library Vines: developing Information Literacy six seconds at a time. In: LILAC 2016, 21-23 March, University College Dublin.

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What is the smallest building block we can use to create the information literate student? Is it possible to deliver meaningful instruction in six second bursts? The proposed workshop will explore these questions, arguing that it is achievable using Vine.

Building on the 2015 article (and successful conference workshop) for Multimedia Information & Technology, this practical session for LILAC 2016 will introduce delegates to Vine. Vine is a freely available app that allows the creation of six second videos that can be shared through Twitter, Facebook, and other channels.

The workshop will begin by presenting a case-study from the University of Sussex Library, demonstrating how we have used Vine to communicate and promote our teaching in an innovative way. It will explain how we have continued to develop our use of Vine at Sussex, moving from simply promoting library training sessions to delivering essential search skills via innovative six second screencasts. These micro-tutorials take a new approach to disseminating vital information to users, sacrificing depth for breadth with this particular channel. For example, our Vine about using the tabs on the Library Search discovery tool teaches one vital skill and the video has looped over 1,200 times. The 25 Vines that we have created to date have looped over 16,000 times in total. Although it is not possible to deliver complex support in this manner, this quick-fire approach to sharing information can complement and re-inforce other teaching practices.

Attendees will be shown how to use Vine in a variety of ways; from a tool for the basic promotion of events to the advanced creation of short screencasts. The presentation itself will also use the Vine website as an engaging presentation platform, demonstrating to attendees how it can be used creatively in the classroom. We will share our experiences of what has worked well when making Vines and what has not, helping delegates to avoid some of the pitfalls we have encountered ourselves. Attendees will then be given the opportunity (and support) to create Vines of their own. The workshop will finish with a screening of the Vines that participants have been able to create in the session.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: Professional Services > Library
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0719 Libraries (General)
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Depositing User: Antony Groves
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 09:00

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