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The Clicker Project: Pros And Cons Of Active Learning Techniques In The Library Classroom, Melissa Dennis Sep 2009

The Clicker Project: Pros And Cons Of Active Learning Techniques In The Library Classroom, Melissa Dennis

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall Sep 2009

Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Psychosemiotics And Information Literacy Instruction: Identifying Signways In Library Tutorials, Barbara Laster, Barbara Blummer, Olga Kritskaya Sep 2009

Psychosemiotics And Information Literacy Instruction: Identifying Signways In Library Tutorials, Barbara Laster, Barbara Blummer, Olga Kritskaya

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Teaching The Teachers: Information Literacy Workshops For University Faculty, Jason Vance, Kristen West Sep 2009

Teaching The Teachers: Information Literacy Workshops For University Faculty, Jason Vance, Kristen West

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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A Faculty-Librarian Partnership For Investigative Learning In The Introductory Biology Laboratory, Nitya Jacob Dr., Andrea P. Heisel Sep 2009

A Faculty-Librarian Partnership For Investigative Learning In The Introductory Biology Laboratory, Nitya Jacob Dr., Andrea P. Heisel

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Yes, Virginia, There Are Full-Text Articles In That Bound Periodical!: Helping Students Make Connections About Locating Journal Articles, Camille Mccutcheon, Michael W. Wilson Sep 2009

Yes, Virginia, There Are Full-Text Articles In That Bound Periodical!: Helping Students Make Connections About Locating Journal Articles, Camille Mccutcheon, Michael W. Wilson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The overall theme of the program concerns the methods of instruction librarians are using to teach basic information about the following: journal formats, such as current, bound, microfilm, and electronic; elements of journal citations, such as publication date, volume numbers, and issue numbers; and why it is essential for students to understand this information in order to locate articles in print and electronic formats. The presenters will discuss their experiences and active learning activities used to introduce journal formats, the elements of journal citations, and journal locator tools, such as EBSCO A to Z and SFX, during library instruction sessions ...


Information Literacy Or Inert Knowledge? Applying Key Principles Of Cognitive Apprenticeship To The Library Instuction Session, William H. Weare Jr. Sep 2009

Information Literacy Or Inert Knowledge? Applying Key Principles Of Cognitive Apprenticeship To The Library Instuction Session, William H. Weare Jr.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Throw Away The Map: Blazing New Trails Between Information Literacy And The Disciplines, Carrie Donovan, Brian Winterman Sep 2009

Throw Away The Map: Blazing New Trails Between Information Literacy And The Disciplines, Carrie Donovan, Brian Winterman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

There have been many approaches to information literacy education at academic institutions, and many positive outcomes from these efforts. Still, there is need for more research, exploration, and professional communication among librarians to identify information literacy teaching methods that have a consistent and long-lasting impact. Librarians at Indiana University-Bloomington embraced the announcement for information literacy in the General Education requirements as an opportunity to evolve the instruction program from an ad-hoc, decentralized program into one that is based on measurable and achievable learning outcomes for every discipline. When we began asking ourselves what it would take to achieve this on ...


The Effect Of Library Instruction On The Information Seeking Behavior Of Undergraduate Education Majors, Jason Martin Sep 2009

The Effect Of Library Instruction On The Information Seeking Behavior Of Undergraduate Education Majors, Jason Martin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Assessing The Evaluation Of Library Instruction Using A Business Model, Barbara Petersohn Sep 2009

Assessing The Evaluation Of Library Instruction Using A Business Model, Barbara Petersohn

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The business sector has traditionally evaluated their training and instruction programs on a model that considers 4 levels of success (Kirkpatrick). These levels can be described as success based on 1) appeal, 2) learning outcomes 3) integration of learning into daily work routines, or 4) overall impact on / improvement of the organization. This paper describes how this rubric can be generally, and ideally, translated and applied to instruction programs in libraries to determine what levels of evaluation are attempted by libraries. And, based on a review and analysis of case studies of the literature of library instruction, considers questions including ...


Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine Sep 2009

Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine

Library Faculty Research and Publications

Primary source research requires students to acquire specialized research skills. This paper presents results from a user study testing the effectiveness of a Web guide designed to convey the concepts behind “primary source literacy”. The study also evaluated students’ strengths and weaknesses when conducting primary source research.


Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins May 2009

Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins

Adina Mulliken

Syracuse University Library and Access partnered to provide library orientations to six Syracuse University students who have developmental disabilities. Access is a service that supports college course attendance for students who have developmental or cognitive disabilities. Students with developmental disabilities are being included in college life more and more. As this occurs, academic libraries will be providing more services to this population. We hope Syracuse University’s experience will be useful for other libraries to build on as they develop services. Additionally, we discuss opportunities to improve services for all students by focusing on students with developmental disabilities.


Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Libraries, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins May 2009

Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Libraries, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins

Publications and Research

Syracuse University Library and Access partnered to provide library orientations to six Syracuse University students who have developmental disabilities. Access is a service that supports college course attendance for students who have developmental or cognitive disabilities. Students with developmental disabilities are being included in college life more and more. As this occurs, academic libraries will be providing more services to this population. We hope Syracuse University’s experience will be useful for other libraries to build on as they develop services. Additionally, we discuss opportunities to improve services for all students by focusing on students with developmental disabilities.


Night Vision Goggles Or Rose Colored Glasses: A Unique Perspective On Training The Library Graduate Assistant In Instruction, Mary Todd Chesnut Apr 2009

Night Vision Goggles Or Rose Colored Glasses: A Unique Perspective On Training The Library Graduate Assistant In Instruction, Mary Todd Chesnut

The Southeastern Librarian

A review of the course descriptions for the twelve ALA-accredited Library and Information Graduate Schools in the southeastern states identified that the majority offer only one or two elective course related to library instruction (see appendix). These courses cover topics such as curriculum design, learning theory, best practices for teaching, and information literacy strategies. Some graduate program curriculums do not offer specific courses in library instruction, instead including it as a topic in a broader course such as Academic Libraries or in conjunction with a school media specialty.


Bibliographic Instruction Lessons From A New Librarian, Carley Suther Apr 2009

Bibliographic Instruction Lessons From A New Librarian, Carley Suther

The Southeastern Librarian

Although I have worked in the library profession for two years, it has taken longer to understand the phenomenon of bibliographic instruction. My pre-library school background is in education, but marrying the two disciplines has not been as easy as I first assumed. I had read a lot of helpful articles about library instruction in general, but ran across very few that were geared towards best practices and advice for new librarians. In this article I will address some of the key issues that I faced when first confronted with the challenge of library instruction.


Creating Instruction "To Go": Maximizing Resources, Maximizing Impact, Judith M. Arnold, Veronica E. Bielat Mar 2009

Creating Instruction "To Go": Maximizing Resources, Maximizing Impact, Judith M. Arnold, Veronica E. Bielat

Library Scholarly Publications

Faced with large scale instruction demands, librarians are turning to technology to maximize staff resources and extend the impact of instruction. In this presentation, participants will learn how to translate classroom instructional content into learning objects in order to make learning available to multiple users on the go. The authors will engage the audience in a series of presentations, demonstrations, interactive tasks, and discussion in order to learn how to create effective learning objects.

This presentation was delivered at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 14th National Conference on March 14, 2009 in Seattle, WA.


Using Blackboard To Create Library Research Skills Assessment, Maura A. Smale, Mariana Regalado Jan 2009

Using Blackboard To Create Library Research Skills Assessment, Maura A. Smale, Mariana Regalado

Publications and Research

Like other college and university departments, academic libraries are increasingly expected to assess their services and facilities. This article describes an initial step in the development of a comprehensive assessment program for library instruction in the Brooklyn College Library. A pre- and post-quiz were developed based on the curriculum for a required library session in an introductory English composition course. The quizzes were designed to establish a baseline for student knowledge of information literacy as well as measure the effect of library instruction on student learning. We also sought to evaluate the suitability of the Blackboard learning management system for ...