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South Of The Border: A Librarian’S Service Experience In Nicaragua (Poster), Debbie Morrow Nov 2012

South Of The Border: A Librarian’S Service Experience In Nicaragua (Poster), Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

I spent eleven days in May 2012 in Estelí, Nicaragua, as a volunteer member of a presenter team offering a workshop to engage Nicaraguan college students and faculty in learning concepts of sustainable and relevant innovation and development. The program, the Applied Global Innovation Initiative (AGII) at Grand Valley State University, has been evolving since 2004 in an ongoing relationship with La UNAN, the Nicaraguan national university system. Nicaragua, at the base of the socioeconomic pyramid, is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. AGII’s vision statement reads, “Empowering people to change their world with their resources.” Their mission ...


Engineering South Of The Border: A Librarian’S Experience In Nicaragua, Debbie Morrow Jun 2012

Engineering South Of The Border: A Librarian’S Experience In Nicaragua, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

I will spend the first half of May’12 in Estelí, Nicaragua, as a volunteer member of a project to teach product innovation and development skills to students and faculty of the Nicaraguan national university system. The two leaders, Engineering and Business faculty members from GVSU, require no special expertise or language skills for volunteers, but are excited at the prospect of having a library professional among the support group in this year’s seventh annual iteration of the program. I look forward to sharing what I learn about engineering and academics in a culture eager to develop.


Helping College Students Climb Onto The Lifelong Learning Scaffold And Grapple With Real Life Skills, Debbie Morrow Oct 2011

Helping College Students Climb Onto The Lifelong Learning Scaffold And Grapple With Real Life Skills, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

College students today must “learn how to learn” – the content of their college courses will only scratch the surface of what they’ll need to know in the years following graduation, and the ocean of information is wide and deep. Teaching of information literacy skills is ideally closely tied to disciplinary and professional standards, curricular goals, course objectives, and assignment requirements. And ideally librarians can be partners with disciplinary faculty in strategically introducing IL skills into key courses and assignments at selected points in a curriculum. This session will explore a particularly fortuitous convergence of needs and opportunities leading to ...


How Do You Measure Student Learning? Sails, Ilcc, & Rgr At Gvsu, Pete Coco, Emily Frigo, Hazel Mcclure, Debbie Morrow Oct 2011

How Do You Measure Student Learning? Sails, Ilcc, & Rgr At Gvsu, Pete Coco, Emily Frigo, Hazel Mcclure, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

The GVSU University Libraries has responded in the last five years to internal and external emphases on assessing student learning outcomes and our contributions to student learning. We’ve conducted a higher-level information literacy assessment, and have made a priority of developing information literacy tools for use by classroom faculty. We have twice administered SAILS, the "Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills," to provide us with a broad benchmark measure of student IL skills against a cohort of our institutional peers. We discovered that large scale efforts such as SAILS can be at odds with our approach to IL, proving ...