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One Step At A Time: A Case Study Of Incorporating Universal Design For Learning In Library Instruction, Samantha H. Peter, Kristina A. Clement Oct 2020

One Step At A Time: A Case Study Of Incorporating Universal Design For Learning In Library Instruction, Samantha H. Peter, Kristina A. Clement

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy

This paper introduces the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an inclusive pedagogical principle that works to make instruction accessible for all by incorporating different needs of learners into instructional design. This article provides a brief analysis of the literature on UDL within the field of academic libraries and focuses specifically on library instruction. The paper then concludes with a comprehensive case study of the authors’ journey to actively incorporate UDL into their information literacy instruction sessions over a two-semester period, including lessons learned throughout their process.


Using Understanding By Design To Create A University Orientation Class Grounded In Information Literacy, Jennifer Joe, Wade Lee Oct 2020

Using Understanding By Design To Create A University Orientation Class Grounded In Information Literacy, Jennifer Joe, Wade Lee

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy

This article describes the process of redesigning UC1130: Information Literacy for College Research, a class taught at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio. This redesign was conducted by Jennifer Joe and Wade Lee-Smith, librarians at the university, and facilitated by the University of Toledo’s University Teaching Center, Denise Bartell, the Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, and Thomas Atwood, the Associate Dean of University Libraries, who was the creator of the original curriculum for UC1130. The course redesign was motivated by two factors: incorporation of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, and the class’s ...


Supporting Teaching With Primary Sources At Illinois Wesleyan University, Meg Miner Aug 2020

Supporting Teaching With Primary Sources At Illinois Wesleyan University, Meg Miner

Scholarly Publications

This report contains a summary of IWU’s participation in Ithaka S&R’s Supporting Teaching with Primary Sources study.[1] That work is “an exploratory examination of the pedagogical practices of humanities and social sciences instructors teaching with primary sources at the undergraduate level. The goal of the study is to understand instructors’ undergraduate teaching processes toward developing resources and services to support them in their work.”[2]Five Illinois Wesleyan University faculty teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences were interviewed for this project. Based on the analysis of the interview transcripts, the findings are grouped as follows ...


Urban Warfare: Emerging Geopolitical Conundrum, Bert Chapman Aug 2020

Urban Warfare: Emerging Geopolitical Conundrum, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Urban warfare is as old as human history. It is becoming increasingly important in international political and military planning due to increasing global urbanization and the presence of megacities (urban areas with populations exceeding 10 million) in many global regions and being in areas of recent and potential military conflict. 2018 World Bank data notes that approximately 56% of the world's population lives in urban areas which is up from 34% in 1960. Many of these megacities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Manila are adjacent to oceanic waters and vulnerable to trade and ...


Comparison Of Health Literacy Among Academic Librarians. Case Study: Tehran Of Medical Sciences And Azad Universities Librarians, Hamid Ghazizadeh Aug 2020

Comparison Of Health Literacy Among Academic Librarians. Case Study: Tehran Of Medical Sciences And Azad Universities Librarians, Hamid Ghazizadeh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: Promoting health and determining the level of health literacy is one of the most important indicators in each society. This study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the health literacy status among librarians of Azad universities and medical sciences regarding the impact of librarians on their individual health and their role in disseminating health information that promotes health. This research is a descriptive survey. The statistical population consists of 90 librarians working in the libraries of the Islamic Azad universities and medical sciences in Tehran. The data were collected using TOFHLA's functional health literacy questionnaire in December ...


Students And The Challenges Of Using Information Technology In Education Case Study: Azad University Iran Library Students, Hamid Ghazizadeh Aug 2020

Students And The Challenges Of Using Information Technology In Education Case Study: Azad University Iran Library Students, Hamid Ghazizadeh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to using information technology in the education of librarian students of Tehran Iran Azad University. The purpose of this study is an applied descriptive survey. The statistical population of this study includes all students studying at Tehran Azad University. Based on Cochran's formula, 107 people were selected based on stratified random sampling criteria and the required information was collected through a researcher-made questionnaire with 27 items.

Finding: Among the five dimensions studied in this study, technical barriers with a mean of 4.067, human barriers with a mean ...


Research Knowledge And Skills Of Academic Librarians In Northern Philippines, Rosielyn M. Austria, David A. Cabonero Aug 2020

Research Knowledge And Skills Of Academic Librarians In Northern Philippines, Rosielyn M. Austria, David A. Cabonero

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study utilized quantitative method of research to determine the level of knowledge and skills of academic librarians in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines on the five domains of research and the challenges they encountered relative to research writing. It also employed non-parametric Friedman test to determine the significant difference of librarians’ knowledge and skills across the five domains of research. Results revealed that the academic librarians had proficient knowledge in conceptualizing research problems, reviewing related literature and studies, and summarizing and formulating conclusions and recommendations while their level of knowledge in identifying appropriate research and writing analysis and interpretation of data ...


Publicly Accessible National Security Information Resources: An Untapped Treasure Trove, Bert Chapman Aug 2020

Publicly Accessible National Security Information Resources: An Untapped Treasure Trove, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation demonstrates the wide variety of publicly accessible U.S. Government national security information resources. It includes information on the U.S. constitutional foundations of national security policy, a recent annual defense spending bill, documents from the White House/National Security Council, Department of Defense, various military branches including professional military educational institutions, assorted U.S. intelligence agencies, congressional legislation, congressional committee reports on legislation, congressional committee hearings, and reports from congressional support agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office. It concludes by stressing the multiple benefits provided by having public access to these information resources.


Evaluating The Quality Of Information Found In The Most Common Health Websites In Google Using Discern And Craap, Ivan A. Portillo, Scott Yosuke Johnson, Catherine V. Johnson Aug 2020

Evaluating The Quality Of Information Found In The Most Common Health Websites In Google Using Discern And Craap, Ivan A. Portillo, Scott Yosuke Johnson, Catherine V. Johnson

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

Objectives: Google search results can have an outsized impact on the health information that consumers find and trust. The researchers analyzed the health-related websites that show up most frequently on the first page of Google search results. After determining the websites that appear most frequently, the authors would evaluate the quality of the health information on these websites using the DISCERN instrument and the CRAAP test.

Methods: To replicate a common health information search, a list of search terms was gathered from the most frequently searched health-related topics on Google Trends. Each term would then be searched on Google and ...


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - August 2020, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Aug 2020

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - August 2020, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Information Gathering Habits Among Tribal People: With Special Reference To A.B Palli Thanda Anantapur District Andhra Pradesh, India., Ramu Naik .P Aug 2020

Information Gathering Habits Among Tribal People: With Special Reference To A.B Palli Thanda Anantapur District Andhra Pradesh, India., Ramu Naik .P

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

User research has started to be seen as an important part of information packages. Information providers like to broadcast more TV shows to understand the information need of their users and their information-gathering methods so that they can provide better service. The result shows 68.66% of users spend time on television collecting information. Finally, this article highlights the key point and issues related to information gathering, education health agriculture


Using University Research In Food Science To Study Their Characteristics And To Model The Research And Information Needs Of Researchers, Lutishoor Salisbury, Jeremy Smith, Abayomi Omotola Omolewu Jul 2020

Using University Research In Food Science To Study Their Characteristics And To Model The Research And Information Needs Of Researchers, Lutishoor Salisbury, Jeremy Smith, Abayomi Omotola Omolewu

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

Using University Research in Food Science to Study their Characteristics and to Model the Research and Information Needs of Researchers.

Making collection management decisions of resources is important and challenging. The challenges arise from finding the balance between the mission of libraries to meet the needs of a wide range of users; the high cost of subscription to journals and databases; the escalating annual increases imposed by publishers, and limited budget for collection management activities.

By identifying and analyzing the research output from faculty and graduate students from the Food Science Department to determine where they published and the sources ...


Conducting Focused Outreach With Patient Populations, Margot G. Malachowski Jul 2020

Conducting Focused Outreach With Patient Populations, Margot G. Malachowski

Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Hospital librarians working with patient populations will be encouraged by a recent publication that supports their involvement with the patient experience. The article, “Involvement of information professionals in patient- and family-centered care initiatives: a scoping review” published in the Journal of Medical Librarianship, states that burgeoning efforts in participatory care and the inclusion of patients in the decision-making process pose a unique opportunity for librarians and information professionals to offer more personalized information services. The authors collected data on patient- and family-centered care programs that included the direct participation of a consumer health librarian or other information professional. Librarians interested ...


How Intelligent Ci Instruction Gives Law Students A Competitive Edge, Heather Simmons, Beau Steenken, Liz Whittington, Joshua Pluta Jul 2020

How Intelligent Ci Instruction Gives Law Students A Competitive Edge, Heather Simmons, Beau Steenken, Liz Whittington, Joshua Pluta

Presentations

"Competitive intelligence" (CI) is a term that gets bandied about across many sectors, but how exactly do law firms use it to further their business? Academics are aware of CI as a concept, but teaching students how to conduct competitive intelligence requires a more nuanced understanding of how it is actually used. In a discussion moderated by a newer academic librarian who will be teaching competitive intelligence for the first time, a firm librarian will share insights into how competitive intelligence can and should be used, and an academic librarian who regularly teaches competitive intelligence will offer tips on how ...


(Re)Opening Education: Applying The 5 R'S For Open Pedagogy, Sarah Appedu, Mary R. Elmquist Jul 2020

(Re)Opening Education: Applying The 5 R'S For Open Pedagogy, Sarah Appedu, Mary R. Elmquist

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Open Pedagogy allows instructors and students to find creative solutions to the world’s problems and gets everyone involved in the process of putting ideas into action. This presentation encourages librarians use Jhangiani's 5 Rs for Open Pedagogy as a framework for thinking through a variety of pedagogical challenges related to teaching in the present context of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Best Practices: Accessibility & Equity For E-Learning Content, Mary R. Elmquist, R.C. Miessler Jul 2020

Best Practices: Accessibility & Equity For E-Learning Content, Mary R. Elmquist, R.C. Miessler

All Musselman Library Staff Works

When creating digital objects for use in teaching, instructors have an opportunity to expand the usability of their materials by adding accessibility features. This session presents a broad definition of accessibility, explains why it is important for instructors to consider accessibility as they create digital teaching materials, and describes some strategies and best practices for adding accessibility to digital learning objects.


Best Practices For Designing Online Learning Objects​, Mary R. Elmquist, Kevin Moore Jul 2020

Best Practices For Designing Online Learning Objects​, Mary R. Elmquist, Kevin Moore

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Before designing materials to support online learning, it's important to take stock of what we know about how people learn in online spaces. This presentation will unpack a few e-learning myths and discuss concrete strategies for developing pedagogically sound videos, interactive tutorials, and other asynchronous online learning objects.


The Concept, Design, Implementation, And Assessment Of Case-Based Learning In An Information Literacy Classroom, Junli Diao Jul 2020

The Concept, Design, Implementation, And Assessment Of Case-Based Learning In An Information Literacy Classroom, Junli Diao

Publications and Research

Case-Based Learning (CBL) is a popular and successful teaching method used for a long time in disciplines such as medicine, business, law, and computer science. In the past decade, there has been a trend to introduce CBL into library instructions as an active teaching approach in the field of library and information science. Although a few studies have been conducted to investigate the advantages of this teaching technique in the library and information science literature, there remains a substantial absence of first-hand instructional experiences and observations from academic librarians who are actively teaching information literacy. This article presents a personal ...


Saint Mary's College Of California: Trust And Tradition On A Tight-Knit Campus, Gina Kessler Lee, Conrad M. Woxland Jul 2020

Saint Mary's College Of California: Trust And Tradition On A Tight-Knit Campus, Gina Kessler Lee, Conrad M. Woxland

Staff Works

No abstract provided.


Faculty Research Profile: Jingyi Chen, Lutishoor Salisbury, Yang Tian, Jeremy Smith Jul 2020

Faculty Research Profile: Jingyi Chen, Lutishoor Salisbury, Yang Tian, Jeremy Smith

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This poster was compiled to commemorate the promotion of Dr. Jingyi Chen to full professor in the Department of the Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas in July 2020. It provides a summary of her research achievements and their scholarly impact.


Faculty Research Profile: Stefan M. Kilyanek, Lutishoor Salisbury, Yang Tian, Jeremy Smith Jul 2020

Faculty Research Profile: Stefan M. Kilyanek, Lutishoor Salisbury, Yang Tian, Jeremy Smith

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

This poster was compiled to commemorate the promotion of Dr. Stefan M. Kilyanek to associate professor with tenure in the Department of the Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas in July 2020. It provides a summary of his research achievements and their scholarly impact.


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - July 2020, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Jul 2020

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - July 2020, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


Teaching Online Source Evaluation: Going Beyond Craap Using Lateral Reading, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis Jun 2020

Teaching Online Source Evaluation: Going Beyond Craap Using Lateral Reading, Andrea Baer, Daniel G. Kipnis

Libraries Scholarship

Lateral reading is the process of initially evaluating a web source by quickly moving off of the web source to see what others say about it. Research on “lateral reading” from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) and from Mike Caulfield has informed how many librarians think about teaching source evaluation. In this talk, we will share our experiences in developing a pilot online interactive module about lateral reading strategies.

Presentation for 2020 New Jersey Library Association College and University Section (CUS) Summer Workshop.

Uncharted Waters: Navigating with a compass for Adaptability


University Of Northern Colorado: Collaborate. Standardize. Grow, Lyda Mccartin Jun 2020

University Of Northern Colorado: Collaborate. Standardize. Grow, Lyda Mccartin

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

Chapter 38 in the book Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts edited by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Elizabeth Galoozis, and Rebecca Halpern. The chapter provides an overview of University Libraries Information Literacy and Undergraduate Support department and discussed the importance of standardizing one-shot curriculum in order to grow a robust information literacy program.


Using Participatory Design To Develop Strategies For The Library’S Information Literacy Program, Veronica Wells Jun 2020

Using Participatory Design To Develop Strategies For The Library’S Information Literacy Program, Veronica Wells

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

Aim
Advocating for the importance of information literacy within our institutions of higher education can be difficult when budget cuts, challenges with student enrollments and retention, and other competing priorities are at the forefront of our faculty, staff, and students’ minds. How do we get the attention of our stakeholders and how do we get their input? At the University of the Pacific, we adopted a participatory design approach, which actively seeks to involve all stakeholders, to inform them about the results of the SAILS Test and to gather feedback on their perceptions of information literacy.

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Librarians at the ...


Redesign Your Writing & Research Assignments, Melissa Forbes, Kerri Odess-Harnish, Meggan D. Smith Jun 2020

Redesign Your Writing & Research Assignments, Melissa Forbes, Kerri Odess-Harnish, Meggan D. Smith

All Musselman Library Staff Works

With so many variables to account for in the fall, the writing and research assignments we designed for a 14-week semester with regular in-person access to campus resources may no longer be realistic or effective. Join Melissa Forbes, Director of the Writing Center and First-Year Writing, and Research & Instruction Librarians Kerri Odess-Harnish and Meggan Smith for tips on redesigning writing and research assignments to help students succeed whatever the semester looks like. A short 10-minute presentation will be followed by Q&A and open discussion.


Literature Review: How U.S. Government Documents Are Addressing The Increasing National Security Implications Of Artificial Intelligence, Bert Chapman Jun 2020

Literature Review: How U.S. Government Documents Are Addressing The Increasing National Security Implications Of Artificial Intelligence, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This article emphasizes the increasing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in military and national security policy making. It seeks to inform interested individuals about the proliferation of publicly accessible U.S. government and military literature on this multifaceted topic. An additional objective of this endeavor is encouraging greater public awareness of and participation in emerging public policy debate on AI's moral and national security implications..


Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara Demoss Jun 2020

Showcasing The Authentic Student Experience: The Library And Student Mentoring Partner To Create A First-Year Library Ambassador Program, Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Barbara Herrera, Sara Demoss

Library Faculty Publications

This poster outlines CSU, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) Library Ambassador initiative, a partnership between the Pfau Library and the Office of Undergraduate Studies’ Student Mentoring Program that aims to connect students in first-year courses with peers knowledgeable about library resources and services. The poster includes the history of the program, which was piloted in 2016, and addresses some of the challenges and successes encountered along the way. It details the program’s student-focused philosophy, which strives to combat library anxiety by ensuring that early exposure to the library centers authentic student research experiences, concerns, and needs. The Library Ambassador program ...


Co-Curricular Innovation: Teaching About Patents As Primary Sources, Bridget Garnai, Heidi Gauder Jun 2020

Co-Curricular Innovation: Teaching About Patents As Primary Sources, Bridget Garnai, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

With the rich history of airplane and automotive invention in Dayton, Ohio, and the value of patents as primary sources in mind, librarians Bridget Garnai and Heidi Gauder designed and led two interactive, co-curricular workshops at University of Dayton’s (UD) Roesch Library in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Their goals were to introduce students to patents as primary sources that influence daily life and expand students’ ideas of what kinds of research can be supported by patents as primary sources. To that end, Garnai and Gauder created two workshops centered around patents as primary sources, “Patent Pending: Innovation in ...


Collaborative Assignments And Projects: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Assignments And Projects: Case Studies In Information Literacy And Higher Order Thinking Skills, Leslie Ward, Trikartikaningsih Byas, Alisa Cercone, Barbara L. Lynch, Kathleen Wentrack Jun 2020

Collaborative Assignments And Projects: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Assignments And Projects: Case Studies In Information Literacy And Higher Order Thinking Skills, Leslie Ward, Trikartikaningsih Byas, Alisa Cercone, Barbara L. Lynch, Kathleen Wentrack

Publications and Research

In their efforts to assist and enhance student learning, Queensborough’s faculty engages in developing and implementing various pedagogical innovations. One unique practice at Queensborough is Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG), a HIP that falls within the AAC&U designation of Collaborative Assignments and Projects, which incorporates collaboration with library faculty as an integral component to student learning. This chapter will explain the SWIG pedagogy and process, faculty collaboration with the QCC library, its replicable model, case studies, and assessment.