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    Leganto as a Teaching & Learning Tool: an Information Literacy Pilot Project

    Created By: Sue Harmer
    Created on: 8/21/2019

    Leganto as a Teaching & Learning Tool: an Information Literacy Pilot Project


    Janet Goosney

    Information Literacy Coordinator

    QEII Library, Memorial University


    Kate Shore

    Access Services Librarian

    QEII Library, Memorial University


    In 2016 Leganto was implemented as the course resource tool at Memorial Libraries.  Since its inception it has transformed the way reserves are handled at Memorial, in turn enhancing our service model for students and instructors.  The success of Leganto at Memorial prompted librarians to wonder whether reserves were just the tip of the iceberg.


    Early experiments by committee members revealed the potential of Leganto as a teaching and learning technology.  Although marketed as a reserves system, we found that it could also be used  to bring together guides, assignment materials, assessments, and learning objects for use during and after classroom instruction.  To further explore this application of Leganto,  librarians at Memorial were invited to participate in a formal pilot.  The goals of the pilot were to create opportunities for instruction librarians to experiment with Leganto, as we investigated its potential to support information literacy.  Participating librarians received technical and pedagogical support, and were encouraged to experiment and provide feedback.  Participants decided when and how to integrate Leganto into their class design,  resulting in a variety of interesting applications of the resource.


    This presentation provides further detail about the Leganto Information Literacy Pilot at Memorial Libraries, focusing on the rationale behind this unique application of Leganto, and discoveries made as a result of the pilot.  Janet and Kate also discuss the design and workflow of the pilot, evaluation and participant feedback, identified challenges, and possible future directions.



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