Tuesday 6 May 2014

Skills Hub award

​Congratulations to the University of Northampton’s Skills Hub, which has won the Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy.

The Awards were part of the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), which took place at Sheffield Hallam University from 23 to 25 April.

Georgina Dimmock, Head of Academic Liaison, Library and Learning Services, who led the development of the Skills Hub, was awarded with a trophy at the Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday 24 April at the Cutler’s Hall. As part of the Award, the sponsors, Credo made a donation to the National Autistic Society.

The Skills Hub contains over 70 open educational resources, most of them created in house by Georgina, the academic librarians and the Centre for Academic Practice (CfAP) staff. The Skills Hub was launched in September 2013 and has had over 80,000 users from more than 122 countries globally. There are currently a number of projects running to evaluate and develop the content further.

Georgina Dimmock commented: “Winning the Digital Award for Information Literacy is a testament to the hard work and creativity of staff in Library and Learning Services, particularly the academic librarians and CfAP, who together created much of the content on the Skills Hub. The other universities nominated were University of Creative Arts, University of Manchester, York University and University of Leeds – all major institutions with a reputation for innovation, so we felt particularly honoured to win.”​

From Left to Right: Ian Hames, Credo, Nancy Graham, award judge and Chair of CILIP Information Literacy Group, Georgina Dimmock, Head of Academic Liaison, Library and Learning Services, University of Northampton, Jane Secker, award judge and Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at the London School of Economics, Beth Ardner, Credo​.

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