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Henderson News, Bede Mitchell, Ann Hamilton, Sonya Shepherd, Fred Smith Apr 2014

Henderson News, Bede Mitchell, Ann Hamilton, Sonya Shepherd, Fred Smith

Sonya S. Gaither

In This Issue:-3rd Annual Farm to Table Dinner-Dr. William H. Schubert Curriculum History Collection-Spotlight on Henderson Library Benefactor-Fall Family Weekend-Resources for Community Use


Library Tools For Connecting With The Curriculum: How To Create A Professional Development Workshop For Teaching Faculty, Sonya S. Shepherd, Debra Skinner, Robert W. Fernekes Aug 2013

Library Tools For Connecting With The Curriculum: How To Create A Professional Development Workshop For Teaching Faculty, Sonya S. Shepherd, Debra Skinner, Robert W. Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

The article focuses on ways taken by librarians in linking library tools with the faculty curriculum in Georgia. It states that librarians Sonya Shepherd, Debra Skinner and Bob Fernekes from Zach S. Henderson Library have formed a team that would push students into library resources required by their faculty. It also mentions the creation of linking tools tutorials to improve student and faculty use of the resources.


Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd Aug 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

After testing and using multiple assessment surveys and tools over time to evaluate student learning after and satisfaction with library instruction, workshop attendees discussed lessons learned by an academic librarian attempting to develop a more effective culture of assessment for library instruction. The following was addressed:

  • various surveys and tools used/tested
  • why certain surveys and tools were selected for use and not others
  • why certain surveys and tools worked better than others
  • what were the lessons learned
  • what assessment surveys and tools are being used after the lessons learned


Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K-12 & Higher Education: Creating A Professional Development Workshop., Sonya Shepherd Aug 2013

Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K-12 & Higher Education: Creating A Professional Development Workshop., Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Why should students spend time navigating to find the library tools needed to search? Why not provide direct links to library resources so more time is spent finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information? These were questions asked by some academic librarians trying to help students locate resources for assignments.As a result, these academic librarians created online tutorials for using persistent links to library resources. Teaching faculty learned how to use the links in web pages and WebCT Vista. These tutorials were also shared at conferences. Attendees encouraged the presenters to develop a hands-on workshop. Attendees also suggested the workshop as ...


How Effective Are We? Measuring The Library’S Service Quality: 2013 Libqual+ Results, Sonya Shepherd Jul 2013

How Effective Are We? Measuring The Library’S Service Quality: 2013 Libqual+ Results, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd Jul 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd Apr 2013

Lessons Learned While Developing An Effective Culture Of Assessment For Library Instruction, Sonya S. Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

After testing and using multiple assessment surveys and tools over time to evaluate student learning after and satisfaction with library instruction, workshop attendees discussed lessons learned by an academic librarian attempting to develop a more effective culture of assessment for library instruction. The following was addressed: various surveys and tools used/tested why certain surveys and tools were selected for use and not others why certain surveys and tools worked better than others what were the lessons learned what assessment surveys and tools are being used after the lessons learned


Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2012

Techno-Stress In The Higher Education Environment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson Dec 2012

The Increasing Momentum Of Technological Change In Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd, Michael Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson Dec 2012

New And Emerging Technology In Education, Sonya Shepherd, M. Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Publication is accepted and in press.


Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2012

Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Using Library Resources And Technology To Develop Global And Collaborative Workspaces, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2011

Using Library Resources And Technology To Develop Global And Collaborative Workspaces, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Information literacy is defined as a "set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information" (ACRL, 2011). Similarly, the "Big6®" consists of (i) defining the task, (ii) defining strategies for seeking information, (iii) locating and accessing information, (iv) knowing how to use the information found, (v) knowing how to synthesize the information found, and (vi) knowing how to evaluate the information found (Eisenberg, 2012). Regardless of whether we are talking about information literacy or the "Big6", there are commonalities in what is being done and taught. Why should K-16 students, instructors, and researchers spend time navigating to find ...


Closing The Gap: An Evolving Professional Development Workshop Bridging K12 & Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2011

Closing The Gap: An Evolving Professional Development Workshop Bridging K12 & Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K-12 And Higher Education: Creating A Professional Development Workshop, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2011

Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K-12 And Higher Education: Creating A Professional Development Workshop, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

The audience will learn how a professional development workshop led by an academic librarian was created and used to show K-12 teachers and media specialists how to embed the “Big 6” in K-12 classes using persistent links to the library catalog and databases as well as other tools to help in the research process.


Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K12 & Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd Aug 2011

Using A Media Technology Showcase To Bridge The Gap Between K12 & Higher Education, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Why should students spend time navigating to find the library tools needed to search? Why not provide direct links to library resources so more time is spent finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information? These were questions asked by some academic librarians trying to help students locate resources for assignments. As a result, these academic librarians created online tutorials for using persistent links to library resources. Teaching faculty learned how to use the links in web pages and WebCT Vista. These tutorials were also shared at conferences. Attendees encouraged the presenters to develop a hands-on workshop. Attendees also suggested the workshop as ...


The Globalization Of Higher Education Through The Lens Of Technology And Accountability, Howard Woodard, Sonya Shepherd, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael Richardson Jun 2011

The Globalization Of Higher Education Through The Lens Of Technology And Accountability, Howard Woodard, Sonya Shepherd, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Technology has ushered in a new era in higher education making knowledge of technology essential for administrators. Technology is transforming higher education by providing a global interconnectedness that reshapes educational, social, economic and cultural life. The globalization of networks based on travel, mobile phones, broad-band Internet and other information and communications technologies, are creating change on an unprecedented scale. Similarly, technology enables complex data transfers essential to knowledge-intensive production and distribution. Globalization forces higher education institutions to examine their participation in the international environment and to assess their involvement in a seemingly transparent world. The potential for technology in global ...


Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2009

Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd Jun 2009

Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Teacher: Integrating Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Sep 2008

Teaching The Teacher: Integrating Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Teacher: How To Integrate Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2008

Teaching The Teacher: How To Integrate Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Teacher: Integrating Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Sep 2008

Teaching The Teacher: Integrating Information Literacy Into The Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Information Literacy For Teachers: Is Reform Necessary And How To Establish A Successful Model Program?, Sonya Shepherd May 2008

Information Literacy For Teachers: Is Reform Necessary And How To Establish A Successful Model Program?, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Information Literacy For Teachers: Is Reform Necessary And How To Establish A Successful Model Program?, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Apr 2008

Information Literacy For Teachers: Is Reform Necessary And How To Establish A Successful Model Program?, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Teacher: How To Incorporate Information Into The Teacher Education Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Dec 2007

Teaching The Teacher: How To Incorporate Information Into The Teacher Education Curriculum, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

Paper presented at the ALA 2008 Annual Conference.


Assessing Student Learning Outcomes In The Library Information Commons, Lori Critz, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes In The Library Information Commons, Lori Critz, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


If You Build It They Will Come, But Are They Learning? The Role Of Library Information Commons In Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Robert Fernekes, Lori Critz, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

If You Build It They Will Come, But Are They Learning? The Role Of Library Information Commons In Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Robert Fernekes, Lori Critz, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Library Resources For Faculty And Information Resources Shortcuts, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Sep 2005

Library Resources For Faculty And Information Resources Shortcuts, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Library Tools For Connecting To Online Resources: A Faculty Development Workshop, Debra Skinner, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

Library Tools For Connecting To Online Resources: A Faculty Development Workshop, Debra Skinner, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


It Takes A Village: How Can The Library Support The Academic Development Of Your Students?, Sonya Shepherd Feb 2005

It Takes A Village: How Can The Library Support The Academic Development Of Your Students?, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Information Literacy Instruction And Assessments, College Of Business And College Of Education, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd, Debra Skinner Sep 2004

Information Literacy Instruction And Assessments, College Of Business And College Of Education, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd, Debra Skinner

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.