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Join the Library Summer School by the UvA, AUAS and VU libraries for knowledge, tips and tricks to expand your teaching tools and refresh your information skills.

Event details of Library Summer School 2022
Start date 30 August 2022
End date 2 September 2022
Library Summer School
Fotograaf Bert Wisse

From August 30 to September 2, the second edition of the Library Summer School for will take place at the UvA, AUAS and the VU in Amsterdam. With online workshops and hands-on making sessions (on location) teachers can start the new academic year well prepared.

As a teacher or teacher-researcher you can contact the Library all year round for advice or workshops. To improve your information skills and expand your knowledge on the latest developments in searching for literature or sharing educational materials. But also on how to put together an optimal mix of learning materials, or how to use open data in your education. During the Library Summer School we put the workshops of the libraries of the UvA, the AUAS and the VU in the spotlight. There will also be opportunity to discuss current developments in education such as blended learning, object-based learning and open education.

Workshop overview

Workshops Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The webinars can be followed online from anywhere.

Information literacy: developments and trends
Webinar 09:30 – 10:50 (Harrie van der Meer)
Information literacy is more than just searching. For example, developments in information consumption and production and the underlying technologies have led to the emergence of metaliteracy. You will be taken along the most important developments so that you can update your information literacy classes.

Organise work and information effectively
Webinar 09:30 – 10:50 (Alice Doek)
Are you drowning in the amount of information? Not sure where you had found or saved information? In this workshop the use of Workflowy is demonstrated: a program that allows you to organise plans, notes and other texts in a handy way.

Literature Search - Search Strategies
Webinar 11:00 – 12:20 (Noor Breuning and Rick Vermunt)
Systematic information searches not only improves the quality of your students' research, but can also save time. During this workshop you will become acquainted with multidisciplinary databases containing articles, books and reports, and you will receive tips for effective searches.

Open textbooks: the added value for your education
Webinar 11:00 – 12:20 (Sylvia Moes)
With 'Wikiwijs maken’ teachers can work together on the creation of open textbooks, this can even be done across institutions within professional communities. Using an example (a book on toxicology) you will see how this would work and how the book is modular in structure and can be flexibly integrated in Canvas and Brightspace.

Open educational resources: where can you find them and what can you do with them?
Webinar 12:30 – 13:50 (Harrie van der Meer and Sjors Keizer)
By reusing OER you can save time and you won’t need to reinvent the wheel. You can also be inspired purely by the material of others. During this online workshop you will become acquainted with a number of useful resources and you will actively search for OERs that you can use in teaching materials.

VR and 3D applied in your education
Webinar 12:30 – 13:50 (Jankees Eekman and Sylvia Moes)
This webinar shows you which forms of Virtual Reality and 3D objects are used within education, and how they contribute to learning objectives and learning activities. The basis for this session is a number of examples of objects and environments that have already been successfully integrated into educational design at the VU.

Interactive fieldwork with heritage
Webinar 14:00 – 15:20 (Sylvia Moes and Reinout Klaarenbeek)
How do you use content interactively during fieldwork? And which apps can you use for this? Interactive, layered maps are a great example of tools to help students learn to see better with the help of technology. Your teaching will become more intensive and interesting. Integration in educational design is also discussed in this session.

Get started with Open Refine for editing your data
Webinar 14:00 – 15:20 (Alice Doek)
OpenRefine (formerly GoogleRefine) is a completely open source software with which you can easily visualise, analyse, manipulate and correct large amounts of data. In this workshop you will receive a demonstration of this tool and you will get to work with it yourself.

Workshops Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Privacy and data in thesis research: how do you deal with it?
Webinar 09:30 – 10:50 (Mariette van Selm)
Privacy is an important right. When conducting research, it is also essential to think carefully about collection and processing of personal data. You do this already in the design phase. What is or is not allowed under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Looking for valuable resources for your education (with breakout sessions per field)
Webinar 11:00 – 12:20 (introduction by Harrie van der Meer)
Where and how do you find relevant information within your discipline? During these sessions you will learn to search databases and other resources within your field. In various breakout rooms you will become acquainted with those sources and subject librarians will show you a number of (search) tips and tricks.

 You can participate in:

  • In search of legal information (by Damiaan van Eeten and Leon de Blois);
  • In search of medical info / Pubmed (by Esther Verloop and George Burchell);
  • In search of sociological information (by Rianne Kriesel and Frouke Schrijver);
  • In search of humanities sources (by Wilma van den Brink);
  • In search of economic information and market data (by Bjorn Witlox and Loes Kors).

Open data: where can you find them and how can you use them in your education?
Webinar 12:30 – 13:50 (Alice Doek)
There are great advantages to letting your students use open data. But where can you find them and under what conditions can you use them? During this online workshop you will get to know a number of useful resources and you will actively search for open data that you can use in teaching materials and research.

Utter honesty: optimal reporting on limitations in research
Webinar 14:00 – 15:20 (Gerben ter Riet)
How do you support students in drawing up a research design with a realistic picture of 'strengths and limitations'? Get to grips with the limitations and uncertainties with tools such as ‘organised skepticism’ and multiverse analysis.

Video: how does it support blended learning?
Webinar 14:00 – 15:20 (Erik Boon, Sylvia Moes and Fleur Braunsdorf)
There are different types of videos that you can use in your teaching as part of blended learning. Which are they? And what does it take to make a good video clip? You will learn this and more in this webinar.

Workshops Thursday September 1, 2022

Outreach: ways to publish theses for a wide audience
Webinar 09:30 – 10:50 (Sebastien Valkenberg)
Science is not just for scientists. It is important that society can also benefit from it. This requires that research is translated. How do you do that? This is what outreach is all about. During this webinar you will get to know the different aspects of this.

Using heritage material for education
Webinar 09:30 – 10:50 (Willemien van Dijk)
In this online workshop you will gain insight into heritage objects of the UvA and the VU that can be used in education to offer students a richer learning experience. Where do you find them? How do you request the use of objects? And what other websites/archives can you use?

Disinformation and the role of education
Webinar 11:00 – 12:20 (Harrie van der Meer and Frans Westgeest)
What role does education play in combating disinformation? What can we do to turn students into critical global citizens? This webinar addresses these questions and themes such as bias and censorship and provides a number of tips on recognizing disinformation.

Object-based Learning: students learn to look better at heritage material
Webinar 11:00 – 12:20 (Cees van Gent and Sylvia Moes)
In this session you will be introduced to the concept of “object based learning”, developed in the United Kingdom by JISC. The use of heritage objects in education not only helps students to better view and compare their subject matter, but also develop academic and other skills such as teamwork and communication and analytical skills.

Creating Podcasts: Introduction
Webinar 12:30 – 13:50 (Sylvia Moes and Maurice van der Feesten)
Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular as a medium. Not only to listen to, but also to use for educational purposes. This webinar gives you insight into various forms of podcasts and shows various application possibilities.

Compiling an optimal mix of learning materials
Webinar 14:00 – 15:20 (Sylvia Moes)
An optimal mix of learning materials often involves not only closed but also open materials. Both aligned with lower and higher order learning goals. In this webinar you will learn how to achieve such an optimal mix as easily as possible. A useful selection tool is also discussed.

Workshops Friday September 2, 2022

The making sessions (except for creating an open textbook) are on location, at the VU, UvA and HvA. Exact locations will be announced by email.

Outreach: drafting an assignment for the publication of theses for a wide audience
Making session (location VU) 09:30 – 10:50 (Sebastien Valkenberg)In the webinar on Thursday, September 1, you were introduced to the concept of 'outreach'. This is making research accessible to a wider public, in other words valorising research. During this workshop you will construct a specific assignment for students on this subject.

3D printing and VR demo
Making session (location VU) 09:30 – 10:50 (Jankees Eekman and Sylvia Moes)
During this session you will print a 3D object on the basis of a number of guidelines. If you have wishes to print an educational object that requires more time than is available during this session, we will print it for you after the session so that you can pick it up at a later time.

Create open textbook
Making session (online) 11:00 – 12:20 (Sylvia Moes)
With 'Make Wikiwise' teachers can work together on the creation of open textbooks, this can even be done across institutions in professional communities. During this workshop you will actively work on creating an open textbook, and you will learn how to collaborate with others and how you can embed the book in Canvas and Brightspace.

Readings in Canvas: a handy tool and copyright tips
Making session (location UvA) 12:30 – 13:50 (Alice Doek)
How to make articles and book chapters findable for students in your Canvas course, without trespassing the copyright rules? In this workshop you will learn to use a tool that helps you make a clear reading list with stable links to the full text. Make your students happy!

Making literature available in Canvas: a handy tool (Talis Aspire) and copyright tips
Making session (location VU) 12:30 – 13:50 (Cees van Gent)
How do you make literature (articles and chapters) easy to find for students in Canvas, without infringing copyright? In this workshop you will learn how to create a clear reading list with stable links to the full text. You will be introduced to a tool for making such a reading list (Talis Aspire) and a copyright tool.

How do you share learning resources (nationally) via Surfsharekit?
Making session (location VU) 12:30 – 13:50 (Sjors Keizer)
Are there any learning resources you would like to share outside your institution? In this workshop you will learn how to do this. To enter the learning materials, you use the Surfsharekit repository, they are then visible to everyone in the national platform for open learning materials Edusources.

Make video
Making session (location UvA) 14:00 – 15:20 (Erik Boon, Sylvia Moes and Fleur Braunsdorf)
In this session you will make a video clip of about 5 minutes in which a concept is explained. You can use this video for blended educational applications, for example. Do you wish to be inspired? Watch this video.