1. Coffee Lecture User Group Meeting 2018

On April 19, 2018, the KIT Library in Karlsruhe hosted the first User Meeting/Round Table on “Coffee Lectures”, the short format for teaching information literacy at scientific libraries.

The presentations of the first meeting can be found here.

“Coffee Lecture” is a new format to train information literacy in an informal setting. It was introduced in 2015, and is growing in popularity ever since. This first user meeting aimed to promote the exchange between libraries that have introduced the format already.

The focus of the first user meeting addressed the practical aspects of establishing Coffee Lectures. Additional topics were tips and tricks on how-to-do Coffee Lectures, the history of the development, and an outlook on possible further developments.

The introductory keynote speech “The invention of the Coffee Lectures: Everything you always wanted to know about Coffee Lectures” was given by Dr. Oliver Renn, Head of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center at ETH Zurich. In 2014, he had hit the Zeitgeist with his idea of “Coffee Lectures”, and triggered a wave of adoptions. Dr. Michael Fischer, BLB Karlsruhe, analyzed this new movement in information literacy.

Short lectures dominated the afternoon program highlighting the spirit of Coffee Lectures. Representatives from large scientific libraries and from smaller specialized libraries reported on their experiences with Coffee Lectures. A roundtable of the participants concluded the first user group meeting.

Further information: http://www.bibliothek.kit.edu/cms/cl-anwendertreffen.php