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A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel Nov 2016

A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only 50 minutes, can be extremely overwhelming for the students and instructor. This session covered tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process ( including pre or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques. Finally, the session ended with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.


A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel Nov 2016

A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only 50 minutes, can be extremely overwhelming for the students and instructor. This session covered tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process ( including pre or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques. Finally, the session ended with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.


Scalable Equals Asynchronous And Asynchronous Equals Boring. Or Does It?, Liz Thompson, Howard Carrier Nov 2016

Scalable Equals Asynchronous And Asynchronous Equals Boring. Or Does It?, Liz Thompson, Howard Carrier

Libraries

This paper reports on recent work to introduce a model of scalable, asynchronous library instruction into the First Year Writing program at James Madison University, inspired by the premise: Scalable equals asynchronous. And asynchronous equals boring. Or does it? The authors describe how a small team from Libraries & Educational Technologies at James Madison University planned and built an asynchronous, modular tutorial series, primarily designed to motivate students to engage with the library instruction contained within it. Information literacy instruction was provided using a tool called “Guide on the Side” and employed short scenario videos and additional content, followed by activities ...


We’Ve Got You Covered! Using An Umbrella Approach For Research And Beam To Build Student Research Papers: How Library Instruction And English Composition Classes Lay The Foundation For Information Literacy And Research Skills, Samantha Mcneilly, Amy Locklear Oct 2016

We’Ve Got You Covered! Using An Umbrella Approach For Research And Beam To Build Student Research Papers: How Library Instruction And English Composition Classes Lay The Foundation For Information Literacy And Research Skills, Samantha Mcneilly, Amy Locklear

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The Library and English instructors have typically utilized traditional ‘one-shot’ sessions to introduce students in Composition classes to the library databases and other resources available to them. Typically, there is little discussion as to how to formulate research strategies other than using keywords and Boolean operators in the search boxes of the various databases. Librarians expect the English instructors to prepare their students ahead of time on how to formulate keywords that will be used during their research. While most writing instructors are familiar with how to conduct research, they may not spend much time on teaching how to conduct ...


Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons Oct 2016

Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The ever-evolving digital resources in multiple types and formats have introduced numerous opportunities for enhanced teaching-and-learning environments focused on student–driven activities. Many of these strategies have already been implemented at educational institutions throughout the world.

This presentation will demonstrate how blended learning pedagogies in a library’s one-shot and for-credit courses cultivate research and critical thinking skills. The presenter will discuss how to customize library instruction for diverse student populations who have a complex history of multiple learning styles and varying literacy levels.

The presenter will describe several strategies that activate prior knowledge so that building new knowledge is ...


Information Literacy And The Interface, Carrie Moran Sep 2016

Information Literacy And The Interface, Carrie Moran

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Librarians are often working to find a balance between instruction that teaches the conceptual information about research skills and the practical information on how to use the myriad library interfaces presented to students during the research process. The first interface a user encounters is often the library’s website, but users also navigate catalogs, databases, federated searches, research guides, third party vendor websites, and more as they track down information.

This session will discuss the application of user experience design and usability testing to library controlled interfaces. The presenter will share the outcomes of a user centered design process for ...


Taking The First Step To Develop Scalable, Asynchronous Library Instruction, Liz Thompson, Bethany Mickel, Howard Carrier Jul 2016

Taking The First Step To Develop Scalable, Asynchronous Library Instruction, Liz Thompson, Bethany Mickel, Howard Carrier

Libraries

Scalable equals asynchronous. And asynchronous equals boring. Or does it? The First Year Writing program at JMU offers more than 60 sections of the foundational first‐year writing course each semester to more than one thousand students and is supported by one librarian. In an effort to reach more than the usual 20 one‐shot sessions each semester, a small team from the library planned and built an asynchronous, modular tutorial series. Now, information literacy instruction is provided using a tool called Guide on the Side (GotS) and uses short scenario videos and additional content followed by activities and assessment ...


New Frameworks, New Friends: New Literacies Alliance (Nla), Open Access Information Literacy Instruction & Collaboration, Heather Healy, Julie Hartwell Apr 2016

New Frameworks, New Friends: New Literacies Alliance (Nla), Open Access Information Literacy Instruction & Collaboration, Heather Healy, Julie Hartwell

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

The New Literacies Alliance (NLA) consortia collaboration creates online, open access lessons that are based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The lessons are designed to teach students the literacies needed for academic success and lifelong learning. Discover how librarians and instructors can freely embed these lessons into their courses and become members of the collaboration to actively participate across institutional borders in the creation of new lessons. Listen to two librarians share how they implemented NLA lessons in an online course and in a flipped classroom environment. The session examines planning for initial lesson use ...


Fireworks Display Of One-Shot Library Instruction, Terri Rickel Apr 2016

Fireworks Display Of One-Shot Library Instruction, Terri Rickel

Nebraska Library Association Conferences

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only fifty minutes, can be overwhelming for the students and instructor. This session covers tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom, or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process (including pre- or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques. The session ends with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.


Using Virtual Reality In The Information Literacy Classroom, Derek Malone, Doris Mcdaniel Jan 2016

Using Virtual Reality In The Information Literacy Classroom, Derek Malone, Doris Mcdaniel

Faculty Presentations

Using Virtual Reality in the Information Literacy Classroom. Poster session detailing the introduction of virtual reality headsets and technologies into information literacy instruction, given at the Georgia Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association joint conference.


Frameworking Craap: How We're Correlating The Acrl Framework To Content Evaluation With The Craap Test In Our Instruction Practices, Derek Malone, Paul Campbell Jan 2016

Frameworking Craap: How We're Correlating The Acrl Framework To Content Evaluation With The Craap Test In Our Instruction Practices, Derek Malone, Paul Campbell

Faculty Presentations

Presentation detailing the adaptation of the CRAAP test evaluation method to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, given at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy.


Moving Students To The Center Through Collaborative Documents In The Classroom, Maura A. Smale, Stephen Francoeur Jan 2016

Moving Students To The Center Through Collaborative Documents In The Classroom, Maura A. Smale, Stephen Francoeur

Publications and Research

Collaborative document creation allows groups of people to create and edit text in a shared space, and educators across all subject areas have embraced these tools in their classes. Library instructors are no exception—the authors have used collaborative documents with students in multiple instructional settings. We believe that collaborative documents can embody critical pedagogy in the library classroom. Creating and editing collaborative documents can acknowledge students’ prior experiences with research and the library and de-center the library instructor as the sole research expert in the room.