LILAC 2019
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April 24, 2019 at 09:41AM
Made it to #lilac19 and will try to tweet as much as possible over the next few days
April 24, 2019 at 09:47AM
Our first #lilac19 keynote is from Sandeep Mahal, Director for UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature
April 24, 2019 at 09:53AM
#lilac19 Currently reading Agatha Christie's Sleeping Murder @NottmCityOfLit
April 24, 2019 at 09:54AM
An interesting reading list emerging from #lilac19 thanks to our opening keynote Twitter exercise
April 24, 2019 at 09:58AM
Flashing back to the People’s Network and the impact that it had. Especially important when combined with trained library staff - this can really help to improve info lit skills #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:01AM
Why was Nottingham chosen as a City of Literature? - it had a long history of being rebellious, a rich heritage and a wonderful network of libraries and bookshops #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:08AM
Literacy can help to address some of the biggest social challenges including a higher than average level of unemployment and illiteracy #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:08AM
RT @724PhillipsK: #lilac19 building a better world with words @NottmCityOfLit
April 24, 2019 at 10:10AM
Literacy rates in Nottingham are less linked to language barriers and more linked to social barriers as evidenced by the fact that the lowest literacy rates are amongst the white working classes #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:14AM
Reading for pleasure has a positive influence. We will not solve the problems of illiteracy unless we instill a general love of reading
April 24, 2019 at 10:16AM
RT @WoodsieGirl: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to Nottingham! What an icon, we 💖 Dolly #LILAC19
April 24, 2019 at 10:17AM
Lots of excellent projects going on in Nottingham to encourage literacy - writing workshops, events for refugee creative writers and pop up stories in the park #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:20AM
So far both Dolly Parton and Keith Richards have made an appearance in the opening keynote at #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:23AM
Launching a new library gives Nottingham the chance to embody public imagination - we need to both preserve the mission of a library and use it as a chance to look again at spaces and services #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:25AM
No matter what happens, in ten years time libraries will still be vital as a way to ensure equality, promote literacy and educate children and adults #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:29AM
Keynote concludes with a call to work together both as librarians and members of society to help preserve the open access to knowledge which we all enjoy today for the future #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 10:34AM
RT @LisaSparkle: Wonderful quote. @readwithsandy #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:17AM
Next session is the problem of data literacy with Sheila Corrall who says that this topic gets more complicated each time she presents on it #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:20AM
There is no consensus on what it means to be data literate and who should take control of data education as it impacts so many people in their daily life #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:27AM
Here are lots of popular books on data coming from outside the library sector = it’s a much wider concern than just libraries #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:34AM
Increased focus on open data in a range of sectors from government to business to education. This is reflected in the wide range of literature on data literacy available #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:36AM
Interesting concept of data as a second language. We need to be data literate to understand how things work #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:39AM
Wide range of data literacy who are potential partners for libraries #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:46AM
Most data literacy education focuses on academic data but there has been some success with using students personal data as examples - helps to make the lessons more relatable #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:52AM
Question from the floor about disciplines and how to teach data literacy. Maybe we should take the holistic approach and then allow people to choose which parts are applicable #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:58AM
Data literacy is both a lifelong and an evolving skill which means that we can’t teach it and be done, we need to keep coming back to it and making sure knowledge is up to date #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 11:59AM
RT @Elizabe07188873: Learning some new buzz words around data literacy #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 12:19PM
Next session from @WoodsieGirl talking about using the VLE to promote the library - very relevant to current work at Cambridge #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 12:22PM
Information stored outside the VLE is less likely to be used as students are used to using it for other information. They expect the information and help they need to be available where they are when they want it #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 12:30PM
@WoodsieGirl recommends both Powtoon and Adobe Spark as video tools to make engaging how-to videos #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 01:32PM
Back after lunch at #lilac19 for a session on games and blended learning
April 24, 2019 at 02:12PM
I’ve completed phase one of the game with three publications and a grant (although one publication is in a predatory journal!) #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 02:38PM
Now in this very popular session #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 02:45PM
Feminist pedagogy looks at both what we teach and how we teach it. Student centred teaching over the traditional lecture model #LILAC19
April 24, 2019 at 03:33PM
Another session at #lilac19 looking at one shot education in libraries
April 24, 2019 at 03:43PM
In a virtual learning environment we (as teachers) have to work harder to achieve the same learning environment as we would have face to face #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 03:46PM
With online learning ‘teaching into the abyss’ is a big problem #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 03:48PM
With online education, trust in what you do best and try to move this online #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 04:40PM
Final session of the day is all about copyright education #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 04:44PM
‘Welcome to Hell: Publisher Copyright Transfer Agreements’ must win the title for best session name, surely? 😀 #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 04:53PM
The magic ingredients for teaching copyright are a collaborative mindset and time for copyright experts and teaching librarians to work together #lilac19
April 24, 2019 at 04:57PM
"Copyright is dull, let's make it fun with active pedagogy, gamification and other tricks". An excellent take home message from this session! #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 07:18AM
Getting ready for #LILAC19 day two accompanied by Audrey Hepburn and Carrie Fisher. Let's hope I can embody their grace and wit during my session! 😂
April 25, 2019 at 08:15AM
RT @amystraker: Getting ready for day 2 of #lilac19. Funky stationery? Check!
April 25, 2019 at 09:29AM
Gearing up for #lilac19 day two. Presenting just before lunch so tweets will slow down
April 25, 2019 at 09:42AM
Opening keynote on day two of #lilac19 comes from @RuthCarlyle, Head of Library and Knowledge Services & Technology Enhanced Learning, Midlands and East
April 25, 2019 at 09:44AM
Health literally is where information literacy gets real - it’s about major life decisions rather than an essay mark #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 09:48AM
@RuthCarlyle makes the point that health is not good at creating instinctive language and terminology can be a major barrier #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 09:54AM
People are living longer with more health conditions which they need to understand. The current low levels of health literacy are a growing problem #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 09:55AM
We are dealing with a deficit in the functional level which is a huge problem - we cannot then move through the stages #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 09:57AM
Health literacy moment = an interaction with health information which happens at a key moment e.g. diagnosis in the hospital #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 10:04AM
If people don’t understand information then they disengage. Poor delivery of information disenfranchises people in terms of their own health #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 10:08AM
Can use the teach back technique - have the user explain the process back to you in their own words until you are satisfied they have understood #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 10:15AM
Align the skills with the levels of knowledge needed and think about this through every stage of the process from educating staff to providing adequate signage #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 11:21AM
No tweets from me at the next session as I’m speaking on a panel about Open Access 😳 #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 01:28PM
Enjoyed my session but now back to the learning at #lilac19 with a session on developing online training
April 25, 2019 at 01:31PM
When runnin an online session it’s a good idea to create an online presence such as using a photo or webcam or starting the session with a silly poll e.g. what's the weather where you are? #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 01:36PM
Consider both the audience watching live and any watching later when preparing your course - how can you offer value for both? #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 01:52PM
#lilac19 being interrupted by a rather epic thunderstorm ⛈
April 25, 2019 at 02:11PM
When planning polls and other interactive activities remember that having students use another system/software on their device may be prohibitive, especially for those with disabilities #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 02:16PM
An important point from the audience - making training accessible benefits everyone, not just those with disabilities e.g. those unable to watch videos at work can access transcripts #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 02:53PM
Next session at #lilac19 focuses on escape rooms so I feel more audience participation and less tweeting is about to happen
April 25, 2019 at 03:54PM
So close and yet so far with the escape game. Well done to the worthy winners! #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:09PM
Pleased that I don’t have to move rooms for the last two #lilac19 sessions of the day- first up is critically appraising visual resources
April 25, 2019 at 04:19PM
Info graphics have a high impact as they are visually appealing but if they are being used as evidence they need to be evaluated #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:23PM
Visualisation literacy - there are variations to the degree to which people understand and interpret graphics #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:31PM
Top takeaway:if the tool you want doesn’t exist - invent it! Someone has to take the first step and it might as well be you! #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:41PM
The final session of day two features peer to peer videos for student research #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:42PM
We teach students HOW to do research but we don’t always tell them WHY they should do it #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:46PM
The project aimed to make students feel involved in all stages of the project from initial workshops to the final product #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 04:58PM
Feedback showed that the videos offered a great insight into the real student experience. Other students felt this was a more authentic voice #lilac19
April 25, 2019 at 05:07PM
End of #lilac19 day two and my brain is bursting. Looking forward to a lie down before the conference dinner!🍴
April 26, 2019 at 08:59AM
Back for the final day of #lilac19 with a session on research visibility
April 26, 2019 at 09:04AM
Lots of different ways to promote research visibility mentioned by the audience in this session #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 09:06AM
RT @rachelsbickley: #lilac19 In a competitive research environment, researchers need to be increasing their visibility, not just publishing and sitting back. How can we help?
April 26, 2019 at 09:18AM
The team used bibliometric data to target departments in need of training e.g. who had low citation rates BUT this can be political #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 09:19AM
Use of local data and examples resulted in a dynamic session but it took a lot of effort to put together #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 09:21AM
The bespoke approach led to a menu of sessions which could be offered - this gave researchers choice but kept it manageable for the team to deliver #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 09:47AM
Lessons learnt: researchers are easier to engage than staff, drop in sessions don’t really work, working in collaboration with non library services is beneficial and although bespoke sessions take time they are the most useful for staff #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:09AM
Should be interesting! #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:13AM
How do we define 'new professional'? What comes after and how do we define this? #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:13AM
@jonasherriot I always tell people I’m teaching that at least 80% of what I’m talking about is made up on the fly! #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:16AM
We are often made to feel that having emotions makes us unprofessional. Interesting in light of discussions about personal stories in #lilac19 yesterday
April 26, 2019 at 10:22AM
Messing up can ruin a presentation or it can create a link between you and the audience #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:27AM
If we see librarianship as a vocational role and we don't feel that way about it we can start to feel like we don’t belong but this is fine. It’s a job - take breaks, use your leave and leave work at work #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:33AM
@sarahjison If was an example in a session on imposter syndrome. Happens to actors on stage and can be worked into the play, we can do the same with training sessions #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:34AM
We are allowed to be messy and human! An important message which links to a common theme throughout the conference #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 10:38AM
Expertise is not like a cake, we can ALL share it #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:16AM
The final keynote of #lilac19 comes from @allisonl on the (un)intended consequences of innovation in HE
April 26, 2019 at 11:21AM
Librarians are a keystone species in higher education - they play a unique and crucial role in the way an ecosystem functions #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:23AM
Far from being disruptive to education, MOOCs are usually a digitised version of teaching that is already happening #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:28AM
Disruption means allowing people to learn as they need but many MOOCs only offered a structured path. We need to give people the skills to form their own path #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:33AM
Wikipedia editathons involve researching In the library and archives to find the information. And lots of cake apparently! #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:40AM
People had different motivations for taking part in the editathon - increasing representation, broadening writing skills or learning how to edit. One event ticks many training boxes #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:42AM
How to deal with the emotions of applying literacies (e.g. learning about trolling) is also a valuable skill. Produced as a by product of the editathon #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:43AM
Editathons are not just about putting the information online it also maintaining it #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:43AM
Literacies are not just about what we do it about what we feel as we do things #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 11:56AM
Learners need to be able to adapt their learning methods to meet their changing learning goals over time #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 12:05PM
It’s not enough to offer learning opportunities says @allisonl, we need to offer a workplace structure/culture which allows these to be put into practice #lilac19
April 26, 2019 at 12:08PM
.@allisonl s key messages from this keynote: #lilac19