Information Literacy Treasure Hunt: 5 March 2016

North West University Library News

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South African Library Week (11 – 21 March) was kicked off by the Library Services, Potchefstroom Campus with a treasure hunt on 5 March under the guidance of Sonja van der Westhuizen (Librarian: Undergraduate Support). The information literacy treasure hunt forms part of an ongoing information literacy awareness campaign which commenced in 2015 amongst undergraduate students. The 48 Academic House Committee members and Student Representatives of the various Faculties, were divided into teams of four. In order to assess the information literacy skills of the contestants, each team had to accomplish eight tasks that also included using the Library Catalogue, scientific journal databases and the use of reference works.   Prizes (sponsored by the Library) were awarded to the first three teams that successfully completed the treasure hunt.

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Although it was a fun event for all involved, the event also had a more serious intention. It formed part of an awareness…

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