I’ve just come up with a name for the informal and impromtu reading group for London librarians interested in research, learning and information literacy that I tweeted about a few weeks ago. Our first meeting will be on Thursday 8th November at 6pm and held at LSE. We’re going to meet in the Old Building, Fourth floor Cafe Bar. There are details about the location here. It’s an opportunity to talk about a paper we’ve been reading, but also discuss issues relating to research we might be doing or wanting to do. I also thought it would be nice to have a group to share drafts of papers people might be writing to get peer support and feedback.
The reading I selected (rather hastily) was used by the ACRL Student Retention Discussion group last month in a debate and highlighted by Sheila Webber on her blog a few weeks ago. It is almost 10 years old, but I think it would be interesting to see how things might have evolved since the article was published and whether we have made any progress. It is:
Kuh, G. and Gonyea, R.M. (2003) The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning. College and Research Libraries, 64(4), 256-282. http://crl.acrl.org/content/64/4/256.abstract
if you are coming along then do get in touch to let me know either via the blog, Twitter or email.