Information Literacy Training Embedded in the Classes of Writing and Communication for SHSS Successfully Completed!

Release time: 2020-09-15 42

Writing and Communication is a compulsory course of general education offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) for all freshmen, thus SUSTech becomes the first university of science and technology to offer compulsory writing courses for undergraduates in China. Since the fall semester of 2018, the library has been working with Yang Li and Zhou Xiumei, teachers from SHSS to provide integrated embedded classes for the course every semester. So far, the cooperative training has been conducted for four semesters.

Through two-hour embedded classes, the subject librarian introduced the electronic resources of the library to students, explaining the basics of information retrieval and how to use some popular databases, which is very practical. Through the hands-on practice, the students learned to search and use scholarly resources for their study and research.

(Grace Zhang, the subject librarian are introducing the library resources in the class)

For the spring semester of 2020, some students chose topics such as academic publishing, reading, how to use the library when writing their final papers for Writing and Communication. The following are three highlighting paragraphs from the papers.

由于中国的科技发展起步较晚,学术出版更是落后于欧美发达国家。凭借着先发优势以及长期的积累,国际顶尖的学术出版机构拥有了自己独特的优势。重要的订购型期刊大多都被垄断在国际学术出版机构的数据库中。为此,我国的科研机构每年都要花费大量的资金来订阅这些数据库。另一方面,伴随着我国经济的崛起,我国对于科研的投入也在迅速增加,随之而来的便是我国今年来科研成果的井喷。在过去20年,中国的科技投入增加了超过3000%。根据2015年的数据,中国当年的科技投入大约为4000亿美元。2019年,根据来自美国国家科学基金会(NSF)的统计数据,中国第一次超过美国成为学术论文发表数量最多的国家。尽管我国发表在国际期刊上的学术论文数量已经多年位居世界前列,但是其中85%左右发表在被国际出版机构垄断的订购型期刊上。中国的科技投入成果,却成了国际出版机构的金矿,这无疑是十分不利的。

(节选自邱诺凡《浅谈开放获取对中国的意义》)

新型书店不仅限于“书与非书”类型。例如安徽合肥首发的“共享图书”的理念吸引了大量民众借阅、交换图书;深圳飞地实体书店也通过定期开展诗歌分享会增加了品牌的用户黏度。这些“书店+”的经营体现了产业的创新与进步,也体现了民众阅读习惯的进步与对文化体验的需求。

诚品书店历经了多年的试探,终在15年后结束赤字经营,为当代“书与非书”的书店提供了宝贵的商业经验。其成立之初的目标“不是卖书,而是培养人们文化情感互动的习惯”似乎已经实现,并成为了当今书店的部分基本定义。诚品成为了台湾的文化名片,也成为了一种文化品味,并重写了“书店”的定义,尽管这一改变备受争议。

(节选自郭芷汝《“消费体验多元化”背景下“书与非书”实体书店的突围——以诚品书店为例》)

信息素养是处于信息时代的大学生必不可少的素养之一,图书馆是每一所高校的资源宝库,也是开展大学生信息素养教育的重要载体。本研究通过问卷调查的方式,来了解当代大学生的信息素养现状及对图书馆的认知使用情况,分析存在的问题及原因。本次调查面向的主要群体为南科大不同年级层次的大学生,最终填写问卷参与调查的大学生共72人,其中本科生52人、硕士研究生5人、博士研究生15人。

通过对大学生的信息素养现状进行调查,结果显示,仅有5.56%的被调查者表示对信息素养比较了解或非常了解,其他被调查者表示不了解或不太了解甚至没有听说过信息素养。由此可以看出,在如今高速发展的信息社会,信息素养极为重要但尚未被大学生了解、掌握,大学生信息素养教育急需推进。

(节选自刘逸琪《国内大学生信息素养及对图书馆认知使用的调查与分析——以南方科技大学为例》)

By cooperating with colleges and departments, the library provides truly great embedded teaching support for the Center of Language, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the School of Engineering.

The team of subject librarians is committed to providing trainings through lectures, embedded courses and orientation training. The lectures of information literacy education are held twice a month to introduce the resources and services of the library, the use of Chinese and English databases and information retrieval skills. In 2019, the library provided 95 sessions of information literacy education, attracting a total of 2,865 participants. In the spring semester of 2020, information literacy education was conducted online through videos, and the training team has recorded multiple training videos and MG animations. All the training courseware and videos can be downloaded under the Information Literacy Education on the library website. The various online and on-site trainings give students not only the opportunity to practice their academic research skills, but also improve their information retrieval skills.