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You Deserve The Truth: Helping Students Understand The Causes And Consequences Of Fake News, Ngaire I. Smith, Heather Cyre Sep 2018

You Deserve The Truth: Helping Students Understand The Causes And Consequences Of Fake News, Ngaire I. Smith, Heather Cyre

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Can dandelions cure cancer? Is Bill Murray running for President? Was a pizza place in New Jersey running a human trafficking ring? In this age of digital and social media it may be difficult for students to differentiate between authoritative information and fake news.

After a brief presentation on the history of fake news and its prevalence in social media, workshop participants (acting as an early college seminar class) will watch a video about the PizzaGate incident and discuss the phenomenon of fake news, why people create it, and why people share it. Next the class will develop a fake ...


How Do We Teach Authority In A Culture Where Everyone’S An Expert?, Renee L. Berry, Lauren Mcmillan Sep 2018

How Do We Teach Authority In A Culture Where Everyone’S An Expert?, Renee L. Berry, Lauren Mcmillan

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

As one of the cornerstones of the CRAAP test to evaluate the validity and usefulness of sources, we rely on the idea of “authority” to inform our evaluation of the source, to decide if it is trustworthy. In the long history of authority, we’ve variously relied on royalty/aristocracy, the Church, professors/the University, the printed word, and the “cultural elite.” In today’s world, all knowledge is available to all people (who are literate and have access to technology) at the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. The concept of authority has been destabilized ...


More Powerful Than Paper: Using Libwizard Surveys In Information Literacy, Sarah E. Keil Sep 2018

More Powerful Than Paper: Using Libwizard Surveys In Information Literacy, Sarah E. Keil

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This fall, Waggoner Library at Trevecca Nazarene University began utilizing the Surveys feature available through Springshare’s LibWizard Lite in face-to-face information literacy sessions. Initially these surveys simply substituted for the paper worksheets previously used for in-class activities and assessments. However, it soon became apparent that LibWizard Surveys provided a more meaningful medium for students to practice new skills and a better tool for librarians to gauge student progress.

As a solo instructor working with large classes, adding interactive elements to information literacy sessions can be hard since it is difficult to assist students concurrently. The ability to include links ...


What Does It Mean To Be Embedded?, Elena Rodriguez Sep 2018

What Does It Mean To Be Embedded?, Elena Rodriguez

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Having helped develop one type of Embedded Librarian Program at a Technical College, and then transitioning to a four-year college with an already established program, it has become more apparent that there is not one universal definition of an Embedded Librarian. The reason for these differences can be seen in the number of students and programs at an institution, the number of staff available, and other responsibilities that librarians have within their library organizations. What this shows is that careful consideration should be given when an academic library is considering starting their own Embedded Librarian Program to ensure their specific ...


Making Library Instruction More Interactive With Kahoot!, Vincent S. Larkin Sep 2018

Making Library Instruction More Interactive With Kahoot!, Vincent S. Larkin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This presentation will describe our efforts to increase student participation and enthusiasm during library instruction sessions in a small college setting using Kahoot, a free online polling application. Kahoot, which can be accessed on mobile devices or PCs, allows the instructor to poll students and check for understanding at multiple points during an information literacy (IL) session.

The polling application, which can be used individually or with teams, has generated noticeable excitement/participation during library instruction sessions, garnering positive responses from students and faculty alike, and allows us to check for understanding throughout IL sessions. The ease of customization/changing ...


Meeting The Needs Of Freshmen And Transfer Students: Using Library Guides And Instruction As Platform, Janet S. Ward, Justin Davis Sep 2018

Meeting The Needs Of Freshmen And Transfer Students: Using Library Guides And Instruction As Platform, Janet S. Ward, Justin Davis

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The presentation focuses on methods used for developing a one-stop-shop that provides resources and vital information for students in their first year on campus. During the presentation, presenters will deliver methods used in designing a LibGuide that contains various assignments and research activities so that students gain an understanding of library research, critical thinking, evaluation skills, financial literacy, registration, ethics, and more. The presenter developed Student Success @ Limestone College LibGuide specifically for freshman students. The guide has been so popular it has been designated as a required tool in freshman day and online courses.


Research And Writing In The Disciplines: A Model For Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Erika Scheurer, Talia Nadir Sep 2018

Research And Writing In The Disciplines: A Model For Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Erika Scheurer, Talia Nadir

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In our collaborative faculty-librarian presentation, we will offer a model for institutionalizing information literacy (IL) instruction through our university’s Writing in the Disciplines courses. In this model, developed through primary and secondary research, we facilitate and support faculty-librarian collaborations, guiding pairs to maximize the potential for IL instruction as a means of supporting student writing.

As the extensive literature on faculty-librarian collaboration suggests, the "one shot" approach to IL instruction is not ideal for several reasons. Chief among them is that without shared understandings of the role of librarians and of what IL is (and is not), IL can ...


Recomposition And Information Literacy, Bailey Mcalister Sep 2018

Recomposition And Information Literacy, Bailey Mcalister

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

To be successful in the ever-transforming world of writing, students must be familiar with new media and multimodal composition. New media, for most students, is something they are used to - they are frequently introduced to new social media features that enhance their online social experiences. But multimodal composition is more difficult to absorb. It’s not that students don’t compose multimodally everyday; it’s that many students don’t see the connections between informal multimodal composition on social media, academic composition in the classroom, and practical composition in the professional world. Having students compose a multimodal piece for an ...


Four Glos Walk Into A Classroom: The Challenge Of Supporting Critical Skill Growth, Megan O'Neill, Grace Kaletski Sep 2018

Four Glos Walk Into A Classroom: The Challenge Of Supporting Critical Skill Growth, Megan O'Neill, Grace Kaletski

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In this presentation, we outline the challenges faced when we adopted a LEAP-inspired general education curriculum with several critical skills as outcomes but created no support structure to deliver and foster them. Our General Learning Outcomes (GLOs) include writing, information literacy, speaking, and critical thinking; however, we had faculty leadership, expertise, and tutoring support only for writing. While writing assessment showed strong results and ultimately created curriculum change, the outsourced assessments of info lit, critical thinking, and speaking gave us widely divergent and unsatisfactory results. As one consequence, assessment efforts stalled in those areas. Looking at the successful development model ...


Information Literacy: Literacy Across Stem Areas, Lavoris Martin Sep 2018

Information Literacy: Literacy Across Stem Areas, Lavoris Martin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Information Literacy: Literacy Across STEM Areas

The question of “Literacy across STEM Areas” is an area that is very important to Librarians. As the providers of information, it is imperative that libraries are an integral part in the conversation of STEM. Research have shown that today's scholars are overwhelmed with an abundant of information and data—throughout the research process. One of the ways that libraries and Librarians address this issue is through Information Literacy. Association for College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology (2012) states that information literacy has been an essential component ...


Libguides ~ Ways To Engage Students In First Year Seminars, Carol Wittig Sep 2018

Libguides ~ Ways To Engage Students In First Year Seminars, Carol Wittig

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The University of Richmond offers students an array of First Year Seminars to choose from during the fall and spring of their freshman year. All seminars provide opportunities for critical reading and thinking and establish a foundation for effective written and oral communications skills, information literacy, and library research skills. As a common student experience and taught in lieu of a freshman composition sequence, First Year Seminars offer ways for librarians to collaborate with faculty through Library Research Sessions. The overall goals of the FYS Library Research Sessions are to introduce students to fundamental library resources and services, while developing ...


Program Evaluation: Diffusion From Policy Literature To Improve Assessment In Information Literacy Instruction., Seth Porter Sep 2018

Program Evaluation: Diffusion From Policy Literature To Improve Assessment In Information Literacy Instruction., Seth Porter

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Assessment and program evaluation is a key aspect of the 21st-century academy and library, however, this critical service is often an afterthought or the responsibility of a librarian with little to no knowledge of data analysis or program evaluation. This brief lecture will cover the best practices in program evaluation through the framework of policy analysis. Diffusing best practices from outside disciplines will help build a more robust assessment program in information literacy instruction.


Embracing The Educational Value Of Imitation, Amy Burger Sep 2018

Embracing The Educational Value Of Imitation, Amy Burger

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The threat of plagiarism accusations discourages students from using imitation in their work, and instructors from promoting it. As a result, a valuable pedagogical technique goes unused. This presentation will discuss the evidence in support of imitation as an educational tool and examine why it is widely discouraged. Imitation can serve as a valuable practice, both in course work, and for students’ overall academic success, especially for students as they undergo academic transitions, such as the beginning of their college careers, and the transition from core classes to upper-level major courses. Additionally, the reconsideration of imitation can add value to ...


Flipping The One-Shot Library Workshop: Collaborations Between Librarians And Writing Program Faculty, Carrie Wastal, Crystal Goldman Sep 2018

Flipping The One-Shot Library Workshop: Collaborations Between Librarians And Writing Program Faculty, Carrie Wastal, Crystal Goldman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

At UC San Diego, instruction librarians and the Muir College Writing Program (MCWP) director collaborated to redesign the one-shot library workshops provided to the college’s first-year students enrolled in a research class. Following their discussion about student knowledge gaps about conducting research, the library instruction coordinator suggested flipping the workshop so that, prior to coming to the library, students would complete an interactive online tutorial.

The new flipped library workshops now consist of two sequential parts—an online interactive tutorial and an in-person workshop. Librarians created an online tutorial on database searching, made up of multimedia and active learning ...


Free, Quick & Easy: Utilizing Google Apps To Assess & Communicate Learning, Josette M. Kubicki, Thomas Weeks, Jennifer Putnam-Davis Sep 2018

Free, Quick & Easy: Utilizing Google Apps To Assess & Communicate Learning, Josette M. Kubicki, Thomas Weeks, Jennifer Putnam-Davis

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The Reese Library team utilizes a range of Google’s free applications (apps) to create, evaluate, and share assessment results of library instruction to faculty and students. The apps have also been utilized for team project work. Reception from faculty has consistently been positive, due to the ease of collaboration in developing assessment and sharing results so they can see at a glance the learning that has taken place in sessions.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of the workflow undertaken of the creation, delivery, analysis, and dissemination of assessment and results, with time for hands-on practice. Finally, strategies will ...


Leading Through Collaboration: Designing Successful Il Curriculum Development Programs, Carrie Forbes, Amy Harris-Houk, Meg Meiman, Page Brannon Sep 2018

Leading Through Collaboration: Designing Successful Il Curriculum Development Programs, Carrie Forbes, Amy Harris-Houk, Meg Meiman, Page Brannon

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Because faculty members in the disciplines are the primary developers of course- and department-level curricula, it is essential for librarians to initiate and sustain partnerships with them, in order to lead efforts at integration of information literacy into all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Offering instructional development grants, stipends, or other incentives to faculty to partner with a librarian to develop IL curricular innovations is one important method for deepening faculty-librarian collaborations. Collaborative, incentivized information literacy grant programming can catalyze this integration by fostering mutually-beneficial, enthusiastic partnerships between librarians and faculty; by ensuring the library has an active ...


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 ...


Do You Know What They Don’T Know? : How Students Conduct Research, Peggy L. Nuhn, Min Tong Sep 2016

Do You Know What They Don’T Know? : How Students Conduct Research, Peggy L. Nuhn, Min Tong

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

When developing student research assignments, many faculty may make the assumption that the current generation of computer-savvy students will intuitively determine how to effectively use library resources, and incorporate that information into a thoughtful and properly cited research paper -- after all, students frequently express a high level of confidence in their research abilities. But is this realistic? Do students understand the difference between a keyword and a subject search and how that understanding can help them? Do students really understand that research is a process rather than a scavenger hunt?

Any faculty member who has received student research papers which ...


Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2016

Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This paper explores collaboration between librarians and faculty in higher education to construct connections between informed learning theory, information literacy practice, and disciplinary scholarly products to foster reflective and deep engagement with information.

Increasing digital innovations in communication and pedagogy, the need for various literacy capabilities, and the potential wisdom gained from considering diverse methodological perspectives have driven the need for interdisciplinary collaboration (Witt, 2012). There have also been several calls for a relational approach to teaching and learning, changing the roles of librarians (Farrell and Badke, 2015; Gunton et al, 2014; Jaguszewski and Williams, 2013), and scholarship which examines ...


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 ...


Meeting Outcomes Assessment: An Opportunity For Partnership, Sheri A. Brown, Susan Slavicz Sep 2016

Meeting Outcomes Assessment: An Opportunity For Partnership, Sheri A. Brown, Susan Slavicz

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

English faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville were facing increasing frustration in the fight against student plagiarism. The Letters Council began to explore ways to assess student learning outcomes across the college on the topic of plagiarism. It was imperative to reach not only face-to-face students, but also online, and hybrid classes.

In the fall of 2015 the library subscribed to the ProQuest Research Companion database which is a one-stop resource for guiding students through the research process. Through short videos organized into nine learning modules covering finding information, evaluating information, and using information, students complete pre and post ...


Information Literacy Scaffolds In The 9-12 Classroom, Kelly Crisp Paynter Oct 2014

Information Literacy Scaffolds In The 9-12 Classroom, Kelly Crisp Paynter

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Despite being dubbed the Digital Generation, information literacy skills do not come automatically to high school students. Teachers and library media specialists must work together to provide quality strategies and scaffolds that help students evaluate sources authentically. Whether modeling the digital search process, creating pathfinders to direct students toward authoritative sources, or initiating discussions with students about quality resources, the library media specialist can become a valuable instructional partner to the classroom teacher.

The presenter, who has served as a high school media specialist, will discuss specific lesson plans she has co-taught with classroom teachers (as time allows). Topics may ...


The Information Literacy “Flipped Classroom” – A Lesson Planning Lab, Madeline Cohen, Alison Lehner-Quam, Robin Wright Oct 2014

The Information Literacy “Flipped Classroom” – A Lesson Planning Lab, Madeline Cohen, Alison Lehner-Quam, Robin Wright

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This workshop will introduce participants to the “flipped classroom” and provide them with hands-on experience planning a library session that uses this new approach. In the flipped classroom, lectures are replaced with pre-class assignments, usually in the form of videos or online tutorials. Class time can then be used for active learning exercises that deepen students’ knowledge of the material.

Participants will be asked to complete a pre-assignment, which can be finished just prior to the session. Workshop leaders will begin by reviewing the flipped classroom and describing the flipped lessons they have used at their academic library (15 minutes ...


Partnerships For Outreach: Center For Student Learning And Library Study Skills And Information Literacy Program, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman Oct 2014

Partnerships For Outreach: Center For Student Learning And Library Study Skills And Information Literacy Program, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This poster session is a case study of the College of Charleston Libraries and Center for Student Learning partnership to design and deliver a series of complementary study skills and information literacy workshops during 2013-2014 academic year. Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared toward upperclassman, graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in more advanced skills. Sessions were facilitated by campus instructors with unique insight, interesting experiences, or special knowledge and capability in workshop topics ...


Design With Diversity In Mind: Online Information Literacy Instruction For Nontraditional Students, Holly Mabry, Natalie E. Bishop Oct 2014

Design With Diversity In Mind: Online Information Literacy Instruction For Nontraditional Students, Holly Mabry, Natalie E. Bishop

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Web-based, online learning options through Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and other learning management systems are increasingly popular for students and library patrons who are unable to attend traditional face-to-face courses on a college campus due to geographical, financial, or family obligations. Librarians are also retooling their information literacy courses to adapt to the rapidly evolving online learning environment. Just like in a physical classroom or library that provides assistive technology and interpreters, online information must be accessible for a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Inaccessible online courses that aren't developed with plain language, good color contrast, captions or alternative text ...


Building Community In The Library: Partnerships For Outreach, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman Oct 2014

Building Community In The Library: Partnerships For Outreach, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

During the 2013-2014 academic year the College of Charleston Library and Center for Student Learning partnered to design and deliver a series of complementary workshops in order to build community, increase workshop attendance, and provide outreach at the Library. This was the first time that the two organizations had teamed up to co-design, sponsor, and market a year long program of complementary information literacy and study skills offerings.

Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared ...


Beyond Library Resources: How To Implement Integrated Learning Across The Curriculum With Information Literacy Components Using Hybrid Delivery, Bernadette Maria Lopez-Fitzsimmons Oct 2014

Beyond Library Resources: How To Implement Integrated Learning Across The Curriculum With Information Literacy Components Using Hybrid Delivery, Bernadette Maria Lopez-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

As an academic librarian at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, I collaborate with teaching faculty and academic support centers on campus to provide holistic support to students. In the last year a cross collegial group including teaching faculty, library faculty and Instructional Designers has been created to explore ways in which to provide a “flexible structure” in curriculum across disciplines (e.g., Arts, Science, Engineering, Education, Information Literacy, etc.). Two instructional designers and a faculty member from the English Department lead the monthly in person workshops. After each workshop, scholarly and professional articles are posted in Moodle for all participants ...


Using Rubrics To Assess Authentic Learning Products From One-Shot, Course-Integrated Library Instruction, Jennifer Stout, Laura Gariepy Oct 2014

Using Rubrics To Assess Authentic Learning Products From One-Shot, Course-Integrated Library Instruction, Jennifer Stout, Laura Gariepy

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Librarians face numerous challenges when designing effective, sustainable assessment methods for student learning outcomes in one-shot, course-integrated library instruction sessions. In this presentation, we will share how librarians at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) use a rubric to assess students’ authentic learning products from one-shot instruction sessions for a research and writing course required for all undergraduate students. We will share how rubric-based assessment enhances student learning and explain how we use this type of assessment to demonstrate our information literacy program’s effectiveness.

University 200: Inquiry and the Craft of Argument is a sophomore-level writing and research course required for ...


Digital Storytelling: A New Approach To Boost Information Literacy In First-Year Writing Courses, Yvonne Wichman Aug 2013

Digital Storytelling: A New Approach To Boost Information Literacy In First-Year Writing Courses, Yvonne Wichman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Transforming Students Through Two Literacies: The Integration Of Sustainability Literacy Into Information Literacy Classes, Toni M. Carter, Gregory J. Schmidt Aug 2013

Transforming Students Through Two Literacies: The Integration Of Sustainability Literacy Into Information Literacy Classes, Toni M. Carter, Gregory J. Schmidt

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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