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Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp Apr 2019

Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp

Beth Fuchs

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Lnformation Literacy Skills For Teaching And Learning, Phyllis K. Adcock, Melissa Cast-Brede Apr 2016

The Value Of Lnformation Literacy Skills For Teaching And Learning, Phyllis K. Adcock, Melissa Cast-Brede

Melissa Cast-Brede

This article defines information literacy and how information literacy skills are important to education faculty and students. Education students are being prepared to assume their roles as teachers without realizing some of the important skills that are necessary for that role, such as information literacy. Teacher education students need to develop good information literacy skills so they can pass those skills on to their own students. In a qualitative study of teacher education students in a beginning-level professional education class, involving students in a hands-on activity involving information literacy resulted in teacher education student papers that were richer and better ...


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Melanie Mills

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves ...


Tapping Into The Skills Of School Librarians, Audrey Church Jun 2015

Tapping Into The Skills Of School Librarians, Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church

The article focuses on the role of school librarians in evaluating the teacher's effectiveness. It states that librarians has knowledge about various areas other than library including information literacy, media literacy and digital literacy. It further presents various scenarios that can be used for analyzing the performance of librarians including formal observation, self-evaluation and portfolio.


Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Instructional Role Of The School Library Media Specialist, Audrey Church Jun 2015

Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Instructional Role Of The School Library Media Specialist, Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church

Studies conducted in numerous states by various researchers demonstrate that library media specialists who take an active role in the instructional process positively impact student achievement in their schools. Principals are the instructional leaders of their schools, yet the research indicates that they are not knowledgeable regarding the role of the library media specialist. This study explored Virginia elementary school principals' perceptions of the instructional role of the library media specialist, the effect of library schedule on these perceptions, and the origin of these perceptions. Principals who responded to the study strongly endorsed the role of library media specialist as ...


Breathing Life Into Information Literacy Skills: Results Of A Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller May 2015

Breathing Life Into Information Literacy Skills: Results Of A Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller

Janelle Wertzberger

When an education professor and a reference librarian sought to improve the quality of undergraduate student research, their partnership led to a new focus on assessing the research process in addition to the product. In this study, we reflect on our collaborative experience introducing information literacy as the foundation for undergraduate teacher education research. We examine the outcomes of this collaboration, focusing on the assessment of the process. Using a mixed methods approach, we found that direct instruction supporting effective research strategies positively impacted student projects. Our data also suggest that undergraduate students benefit from not only sound research strategies ...


Cybersafety In Early Childhood: What Parents And Educators Need To Know, Kelly Heider Dec 2014

Cybersafety In Early Childhood: What Parents And Educators Need To Know, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider


The internet provides wonderful learning opportunities that were not available to previous generations; however, there are also drawbacks to allowing young children to use internet-capable technology. This best practices session will identify the specific dangers associated with online play and learning; review the international laws, government regulatory practices, and professional standards that protect children from online dangers; and provide tips and resources that educators can employ/access to ensure that young children use technology safely and responsibly.


Young Children And Families In The Information Age: Applications Of Technology In Early Childhood, Kelly Heider, Mary Renck Jalongo Dec 2014

Young Children And Families In The Information Age: Applications Of Technology In Early Childhood, Kelly Heider, Mary Renck Jalongo

Kelly Heider

This edited book presents the most recent theory, research and practice on information and technology literacy as it relates to the education of young children. Because computers have made it so easy to disseminate information, the amount of available information has grown at an exponential rate, making it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers and technology users. Although much has been written about information literacy and technology literacy in secondary education, there is very little published research about these literacies in early childhood education. Recently, the National Association ...


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 ...


The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan Jul 2013

The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan

Marg Sloan

In an effort to address ever-shifting staffing levels and evolving service demands, staff in the Research & Instructional Services department of The D.B. Weldon Library at Western University developed and implemented a new and strategic approach to structuring their work. The ‘Portfolio Model’ provides a framework for organizing the primary functions of the department - collections, instruction and reference - while at the same time preserving liaison at its core. Through a close examination of this grassroots effort and in particular, the achievements realized and challenges faced by the team of librarians and library assistants who together comprise the ‘Instruction Portfolio’, this ...


The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan Apr 2013

The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan

Melanie Mills

In an effort to address ever-shifting staffing levels and evolving service demands, staff in the Research & Instructional Services department of The D.B. Weldon Library at Western University developed and implemented a new and strategic approach to structuring their work. The ‘Portfolio Model’ provides a framework for organizing the primary functions of the department - collections, instruction and reference - while at the same time preserving liaison at its core. Through a close examination of this grassroots effort and in particular, the achievements realized and challenges faced by the team of librarians and library assistants who together comprise the ‘Instruction Portfolio’, this ...


Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik Oct 2011

Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik

Kenneth Burhanna

Today’s first year college students arrive on campus underprepared for the academic demands that await them. Despite the dedicated efforts of high school librarians, research continues to illustrate that students lack basic information literacy skills crucial to their academic success in higher education. In this session high school and academic librarians will explore this issue with participants to identify key deficits in students’ 21st Century Skills. The presenters will share their insights on college professors’ expectations and offer best practices for educating tomorrow’s college students. Presenters will provide ideas for lesson plans and assessment; actual college assignments will ...


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.


Western Kentucky University Libraries, Preparing Information Literate Students At Wku: Report Of The Task Force On Universal Information Literacy, Bryan Carson Chair, John C. Gottfried, Amanda Hardin, Jonathan J. Jeffrey, Sara Mccaslin, Tammera Race, Amy J W Slowik Sep 2011

Western Kentucky University Libraries, Preparing Information Literate Students At Wku: Report Of The Task Force On Universal Information Literacy, Bryan Carson Chair, John C. Gottfried, Amanda Hardin, Jonathan J. Jeffrey, Sara Mccaslin, Tammera Race, Amy J W Slowik

John Gottfried

Purpose: The Task Force on Universal Information Literacy was formed in the fall of 2010 and charged with reviewing the advisability and viability of providing information literacy instruction to every student at WKU.


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 ...


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.


Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider Dec 2008

Information Literacy: The Missing Link In Early Childhood Education, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

The rapid growth of information over the last thirty or forty years has made it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers. The American Library Association refers to those students who manage information effectively as information literate. Information literacy instruction has been a priority in many secondary schools since the American Association of School Libraries published the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning in 1998. Although these standards were written for grades K-12, information literacy is still not the focus in many early childhood classrooms. This article discusses the ...


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.