Canoodling with careers: Cross-team working in information literacy
A workshop delivered at LILAC 2014
Maria Carnegie, Library Services Manager (Buxton and Leek) M.A.Carnegie@derby.ac.uk
Jonathan White, academic librarian (Buxton) J.P.White@derby.ac.uk
Vanessa Vivian-Shaw, Careers Consultant (Buxton) V.Vivian-Shaw@derby.ac.uk
We work at the University of Derby. We're all part of a cross university support team - Learning Enhancement & Innovation but work for two sperate units within the department: Library and Careers & Employability teams. what we have in common is a campus. The Buxron Campus is some 40 miles north of Derby and serves a distinct population of students. In the summer of 2013, the Careers operation was moved into a room within the Library - tthe final move in an already developing relationship.
Taking advantage of geography, small teams and a natural desire to share and provide a joined up approach we started to work closely together from a student point of view.
At the start of the session, as people were arriving, we showed a short video of showing how the Library and Careers' teams have worked together to take our services out to students - Roam the Dome.