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#Instasuccess: How Collaborating With A Student Assistant Can Transform Your Library’S Social Media Presence With Real Appeal, Kari L. Siders, Kirsten N. Setzkorn Oct 2019

#Instasuccess: How Collaborating With A Student Assistant Can Transform Your Library’S Social Media Presence With Real Appeal, Kari L. Siders, Kirsten N. Setzkorn

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Interinstitutional Student Success, Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany P. Fiedler, Rosan Mitola May 2018

Interinstitutional Student Success, Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany P. Fiedler, Rosan Mitola

Library Faculty Presentations

Transfer students make up 37.2% of college students in the United States (NSCRC 2015), but often aren’t considered in our design of instruction and outreach programs. They quickly blend in with the rest of the campus upon arrival, potentially causing libraries to fail in serving them appropriately. What services and resources do transfer students need? What knowledge and experiences are they bringing to the university? How can libraries collaborate with on- and off-campus partners?

In Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, we surveyed and interviewed transfer students at various points in their academic career. We focused on gaining an ...


Lose The Lecture: Gamble On Peer-To-Peer Learning, Brittany P. Fiedler, Chelsea Heinbach, Mark Lenker Mar 2018

Lose The Lecture: Gamble On Peer-To-Peer Learning, Brittany P. Fiedler, Chelsea Heinbach, Mark Lenker

Library Faculty Presentations

How do you facilitate meaningful engagement in a single class period? We used a low-stakes strategy that makes students comfortable presenting new material in 75 minutes. This peer-to-peer activity is a high-energy alternative to lecture. We broke the class up into teams and gave them unique learning challenges. Once completed, they presented this new information to the class using a free cloud-based design software (Canva). We will share examples of prompts we used, the work students developed, and best practices for implementation. Each participant will leave with ideas for using our activity in their own instructional context.


Training Graduate Engineering Students In Ethics, Mohamed Trabia, Julie A. Longo, Susan Wainscott Jun 2016

Training Graduate Engineering Students In Ethics, Mohamed Trabia, Julie A. Longo, Susan Wainscott

Library Faculty Presentations

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas embarked on providing ethics instruction to incoming graduate students in the form of a mandatory workshop. The College has a diverse graduate student population, including a sizable international component, who are enrolled in several M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs within four departments. Faculty felt that training in ethics was needed to better prepare incoming students for successful graduate studies and working professionally after graduation. Therefore, a standalone workshop was developed that covered four major topics: Research Ethics, Computer Coding Ethics, Publishing Ethics, and Intellectual ...


A Virtuous Circle Of Student Engagement: The Tech Corner, Brian R. Schuck, Susan B. Wainscott Jun 2016

A Virtuous Circle Of Student Engagement: The Tech Corner, Brian R. Schuck, Susan B. Wainscott

Library Faculty Presentations

How can a culture of student innovation and interdisciplinary creativity be fostered when library facilities and / or budget do not accommodate a maker space? We allowed students to help develop a new collection of devices and equipment, the Tech Corner, launched in early 2016. We seek to provide ready access to unique, easy-to-use devices that support creativity, curricular work and recreation but may be too expensive for our average student to purchase. Student focus groups helped design the branding, marketing, and a starter collection of items that include virtual reality headsets, digital art brushes, tablet-compatible MIDI keyboards, digital microscopes, cameras ...


Leading A Horse To Water: Writing Workshops For Engineering Graduate Students, Susan Wainscott, Julie A. Longo Jun 2016

Leading A Horse To Water: Writing Workshops For Engineering Graduate Students, Susan Wainscott, Julie A. Longo

Library Faculty Presentations

A workshop series sponsored by the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) seeks to dispel the myth that engineers cannot be good writers.


Today's Undergraduates...Tomorrow's Library Directors!, Julie D. Deardorff, Kirsten N. Setzkorn, Austin C. Becton, Allison N. Jensen, Rebekkah C. Reisner Nov 2015

Today's Undergraduates...Tomorrow's Library Directors!, Julie D. Deardorff, Kirsten N. Setzkorn, Austin C. Becton, Allison N. Jensen, Rebekkah C. Reisner

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Libraries & Student Success, Melissa Bowles-Terry Jan 2015

Libraries & Student Success, Melissa Bowles-Terry

Library Faculty Presentations

What makes a difference in student success? The framing questions for this presentation are:

  1. What makes students stay in college and finish a degree? What prevents them from finishing?

  2. What can librarians and faculty do to increase students' chances of succeeding at learning and at earning a degree?

This presentation will address high impact practices identified by George Kuh and adopted by the AAC&U, and give some examples of how libraries can support those high impact practices. It will also address student engagement, as measured by tools like the National Survey of Student Engagement or NSSE, and how libraries ...


Developing A Campus-Wide Information Literacy Agenda, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Sep 2013

Developing A Campus-Wide Information Literacy Agenda, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Career Information Literacy For Students’ Interview Success, Amanda Cox, Lateka Grays Jul 2013

Career Information Literacy For Students’ Interview Success, Amanda Cox, Lateka Grays

Library Faculty Presentations

Cross Campus Relationship Building

• Seek unique opportunities

• Cross-promotion opportunities

• Problem Solving

• Appreciation by leadership


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

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

Library Faculty Presentations

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 ...


Integration Of Information Literacy In The Undergraduate Curriculum, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Jan 2011

Integration Of Information Literacy In The Undergraduate Curriculum, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Best Children's Books For 2005, Gregory A. Martin, Thomas L. Sweigard Nov 2005

The Best Children's Books For 2005, Gregory A. Martin, Thomas L. Sweigard

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Arc: Preparing To Board, Charles Skewis, Iris Durden, Debra G. Skinner Oct 2004

The Arc: Preparing To Board, Charles Skewis, Iris Durden, Debra G. Skinner

Library Faculty Presentations

Learn how Georgia Southern is preparing collections for an automated retrieval system as part of an expansion / renovation project.


Library Tools For Connecting With The Curriculum, Robert Fernekes, Debra G. Skinner, Sonya S. Shepherd Jun 2004

Library Tools For Connecting With The Curriculum, Robert Fernekes, Debra G. Skinner, Sonya S. Shepherd

Library Faculty Presentations

Serving as liaison librarians at the department level, the authors discuss strategies for integrating library and online resources with the curriculum. Examples of technology-based capabilities range from current awareness services, e-reserves, and journal finding applications to smart linking functions that can be built into library catalogs, licensed databases, course syllabi, and tailored research guides. Attendees will be able to increase student engagement with learning resources by using their institution’s library tools more effectively, and by requesting librarian assistance to employ these functions in online research guides and course syllabi.