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Information Literacy

2015

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Accessibility For All: New Laws And Strategies For Diverse Learners, Melissa Whitesell, Andrea Roberson Ms. Sep 2015

Accessibility For All: New Laws And Strategies For Diverse Learners, Melissa Whitesell, Andrea Roberson Ms.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The number of students with disabilities in the United States is steadily increasing. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2012, 11.3 percent of undergraduates reported some type of disability. The laws under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding electronic and information technology (EIT) dictate changes that institutions must make to ensure accessibility for these students and the public at large.

All individuals, including those with disabilities, must have the tools for a world-class education offering them opportunities for success as a student and in the workplace. Due to rapid changes in information technology, this presents ...


Researching My Role For Myself: Reacting To The Past And Information Literacy, Caroline Hopkinson Ms., Allison Belzer Sep 2015

Researching My Role For Myself: Reacting To The Past And Information Literacy, Caroline Hopkinson Ms., Allison Belzer

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In Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College (Harvard UP, 2014) Mark Carnes argues that curricula such as “Reacting to the Past” engages students in subversive play in order to succeed in instilling concepts that have proved difficult to teach by other methods: critical thinking, empathy, leadership, a realistic view of history, and ultimately a better understanding of themselves. Such experiences, we have found, also foster inquiry and strategic thinking, core concepts of ACRL’s framework for information literacy.

Participants will experience an abbreviated “game day” session from the Reacting to the Past curriculum, to illustrate how the role ...


Librarianship After Detours: The Path Of Second Career Librarians, Carrie Moran, Erica England, Jenna Settles Sep 2015

Librarianship After Detours: The Path Of Second Career Librarians, Carrie Moran, Erica England, Jenna Settles

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Librarianship is often a second career path, and librarians typically have varied academic backgrounds. A librarian’s academic and professional career prior to librarianship can impact and inform one’s library career, particularly outreach and instruction activities related to information literacy.

This panel will feature three librarians who will discuss how their diverse backgrounds have impacted the way they work with students within and outside of the classroom. Two of the librarians are from public research universities, and one represents a large two year college system. Their academic backgrounds include degrees in Psychology, English, and Business, while their professional backgrounds ...


“All About That Bass”: Source Evaluation For Music Performance Students, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Karen Garrison Sep 2015

“All About That Bass”: Source Evaluation For Music Performance Students, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Karen Garrison

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The information literacy needs of music students include not only the written word, but also scores and recordings. Music students need to be able to evaluate music sources in the same way an English composition student would evaluate written sources for a paper. What makes an edition of a musical score authoritative? What makes a recording reliable? Information literacy for music students involves learning to use scores, recordings, and musical research to better prepare their performances. Helping students develop the tools to evaluate musical editions and recordings assists the student in becoming a better overall musician and performer.

Using the ...


High School To College Transition Initiatives: Making It A Reality, Denise Woetzel, Anita B. Tarbox Sep 2015

High School To College Transition Initiatives: Making It A Reality, Denise Woetzel, Anita B. Tarbox

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The challenge continues for both secondary and post-secondary institutions to help high school students successfully transition to college. High school and college librarians share common goals with teaching faculty in helping students succeed and include improving college students’ first-year experience as well as fostering lifelong learning. One step towards bridging this gap is for librarians to work together with their constituencies in improving students’ information literacy skills. Historically, librarians at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA have collaborated with high school librarians and teachers in the Richmond area on an ad hoc basis upon request. Most recently, Reynolds librarians have ...


International Students And The Ase Research Process: A Language Acquisition Approach To Research, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Sep 2015

International Students And The Ase Research Process: A Language Acquisition Approach To Research, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

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The ASE research model, Analyze, Search, Evaluate, developed by Don Latham and Melissa Gross with IMLS funding for teaching community college students remedial information literacy and research skills works remarkably well with international students studying English. The ASE research model can be incorporated into LibGuides and used to structure library classroom instruction especially in regards to vocabulary building within the disciplines. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how this process works toward discovering new language. The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Portland State University is the oldest English immersion program for higher education in the Pacific Northwest. As the ...


Seismic Shifts: The Framework For Information Literacy As An Integrating Force, Sharon Mader Sep 2015

Seismic Shifts: The Framework For Information Literacy As An Integrating Force, Sharon Mader

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Sharon Mader, Ed.D. is the ACRL Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy, whose primary responsibility is to spearhead the launch and implementation of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Dr. Mader retired at the end of January 2015 after fifteen years as Dean of Library Services at the University of New Orleans. She has worked at a variety of public and private academic institutions, including University of Illinois Health Sciences, Lake Forest College, DePaul University, and University of Memphis. Her teaching background includes service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia and being a founding faculty ...


Go Research! Building An Information Literacy Tool That Bridges The Gap, Julie Ladell-Thomas, Jennifer J. Rundels Sep 2015

Go Research! Building An Information Literacy Tool That Bridges The Gap, Julie Ladell-Thomas, Jennifer J. Rundels

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With the increase in online learning, identifying new ways to develop the information literacy skills of distance learners is paramount. Developing a research question, selecting resources, searching databases, refining search results, getting full text, and citing sources in the online environment can be especially challenging for nontraditional learners who may not have the same digital know-how as traditional students or digital natives. Global Campus librarians at Central Michigan University (CMU) travel to CMU’s remote centers to provide information literacy instruction for core research courses. But how do they reach everyone, including students taking classes online? Because distance students are ...


Assessing The Effectiveness Of A Pre-Class Intervention In Establishing An Information Literacy Baseline, Adelia B. Grabowsky Sep 2015

Assessing The Effectiveness Of A Pre-Class Intervention In Establishing An Information Literacy Baseline, Adelia B. Grabowsky

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It is expected that undergraduates entering a BSN clinical program as juniors will possess basic information literacy skills. The reality is that skills vary widely, complicating efforts to provide more advanced, discipline-specific instruction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-class intervention intended to establish an information literacy baseline in newly admitted nursing students. Setting/Participants: Nursing students in the first clinical semester of a BSN program at a large, southeastern, research university. Intervention: Before attending a library instruction class, students watch a short video and complete a worksheet which they bring to class. Outcome ...


Frameworks, Standards, And Benchmarks, Oh My!, Adrienne Harmer, Patti Lee Sep 2015

Frameworks, Standards, And Benchmarks, Oh My!, Adrienne Harmer, Patti Lee

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Are you wondering how to adapt the old standards to the new framework? We were too, but we think we’ve found a way. We deconstructed all the information literacy competencies, arranged the threshold concepts according to Bloom’s taxonomy within each frame (in order to scaffold learning from lower to higher order thinking), then mapped the big ideas and the related skills and abilities across four levels of proficiency in order to construct our own institutional benchmarks. Wanna know how we did it? Come find out! We will discuss our process and how we use our living document as ...


Rebooting A Technical Writing Course: Control Instructional Design, Alt Information Literacy, And Delete Non-Collaboration, Kelly Diamond, Gregg Thumm Sep 2015

Rebooting A Technical Writing Course: Control Instructional Design, Alt Information Literacy, And Delete Non-Collaboration, Kelly Diamond, Gregg Thumm

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Members of this panel, an instructional design librarian and a teaching faculty member, began collaborating in summer 2014 to revise and redesign English 305: Scientific and Technical Writing; the faculty instructor wanted to improve this course by redesigning it based on instructional design principles, but also to include more information literacy instruction into this online course.

This panel will discuss faculty’s perceived problems with the initial version of the class, including lack of student participation and poor choices of research materials for assignments. We will discuss how we tried to eliminate those deficiencies through instructional design and redesigning authentic ...


Using Technology As A Hook For Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Go Tech, Rebecca B. Engsberg Sep 2015

Using Technology As A Hook For Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Go Tech, Rebecca B. Engsberg

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Under the category of “DEFINING INFORMATION LITERACY in a digital age,” I will share with conference attendees some ways of using technology as a hook to snare student interest and involvement with information literacy outreach efforts. This also includes incorporating technology into actual information literacy instruction.

As the Liaison Librarian for the English Language Institute (ELI)—an intensive English language program for international students who are preparing to begin undergraduate or graduate studies in the US—I teach students about library services and how to use the library.

Since there is no longer a designated ELI class where instructors regularly ...


Operation Library Enlightenment: Library Instruction For Rotc Cadets, Bridget S. Farrell Sep 2015

Operation Library Enlightenment: Library Instruction For Rotc Cadets, Bridget S. Farrell

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Military intelligence, the process of gathering and evaluating information, parallels skills often taught in the library instruction classroom. Inspired by this connection, two librarians worked with an ROTC instructor to create a library orientation tailored to the interests and learning styles of Army ROTC Cadets that encouraged them to find and evaluate information about the library.

Before and during the class session, care was taken to model the structure of the session as if it was a mission the cadets were trying to execute. The ROTC instructor created an “Operations Order” (OPORD) that laid out the plan for the session ...


Health Literacy 101: Increasing Literacy Reduces Health Disparities, Nancy Patterson Sep 2015

Health Literacy 101: Increasing Literacy Reduces Health Disparities, Nancy Patterson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health disparities are “preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations”. The American Medical Association (AMA) has identified literacy as the number one social determinant of an individual’s health, above education, income and race.

Learn about health literacy as a tool in the fight against health disparities from this poster as well as methods of effective health communication between health information providers and information seekers. Self-advocacy, plain language cultural competence, and the teach-back technique are ...


Outside The Box: An Information Literacy Course Web2.0 Project, Ru Story Huffman Sep 2015

Outside The Box: An Information Literacy Course Web2.0 Project, Ru Story Huffman

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Outside The Box: An Information Literacy Course Web2.0 Project

At Georgia Southwestern State University, “Foundations of Information Literacy” is an Area B course to fulfill core requirements. The one hour course is theoretical and practical in content and offers students information beyond the “traditional” information literacy course descriptions. A theme of the course is the impact of information on the life of the college student. For the final project, students are required to use a Web2.0 tool to illustrate how information influences their everyday life. Discussions include how information is obtained, used, disseminated, and evaluated. Students develop the ...


Exploring And Preventing Accidental Plagiarism In A Digital Age, Amy Y. Sexton Sep 2015

Exploring And Preventing Accidental Plagiarism In A Digital Age, Amy Y. Sexton

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In our online only college writing center, we often hear from students that they are not sure that they need citation or references in their papers because they did not use any research but instead only looked at a few web sites. Students sometimes present with plagiarism issues in their writing and attest that they did not borrow any outside wording when a quick Internet search confirms that they did, in fact, use text verbatim without directly quoting the words. These scenarios and others seem to be instances of accidental plagiarism, and helping students work through them raises the following ...


Think Inside The Blocks: Health Literacy Outreach To Disadvantaged People In Their Own Environment, Nancy Patterson Sep 2015

Think Inside The Blocks: Health Literacy Outreach To Disadvantaged People In Their Own Environment, Nancy Patterson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This bilingual (Spanish/English) poster highlights six creative health literacy outreach projects that have proven to be successful in increasing participation in health-related events in their communities and in boosting health literacy in the process.

For example, in Georgetown, South Carolina, a beauty salon owner, concerned about her clients’ frequent frustration with trying to decipher medical information, partners with her local public library and is grant funded to provide a Wellness Workstation in her salon. Years later, her clients research health information between services using the workstation, evening health literacy classes are regularly conducted for community members and continued funding ...


The Instructional Consultation: A Model For Fostering Teaching Partnerships Beyond The One-Shot, Andrea Baer Sep 2015

The Instructional Consultation: A Model For Fostering Teaching Partnerships Beyond The One-Shot, Andrea Baer

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Many librarians currently engage in instructional consulting as a means for supporting information literacy integration (e.g. instruction request, reference desk interactions, faculty workshops) and report significant success with this approach. In light of the traditional service model of librarianship, however, playing a consulting role can feel uncomfortable and often raises concerns about potentially overstepping territorial lines. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the concept of an “equal partners” consulting approach and their related experiences; will explore questions, concerns, challenges, and successes related to implementing instructional consulting; and will develop concrete strategies for engaging in instructional consulting in their ...


Designing An Upper-Level Research Course In An Online Environment, Susan N. Moore, Janet Ward, Lizah Ismail Sep 2015

Designing An Upper-Level Research Course In An Online Environment, Susan N. Moore, Janet Ward, Lizah Ismail

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The workshop focuses on ideas for developing an online course to provide proper knowledge of research strategies appropriate for a 3-credit hour course. During the workshop, the course development process will be shared, and there will be time for participants to brainstorm ways to deliver instruction online through various assignments and research activities so that students gain an understanding of advanced library research, critical thinking, and evaluating skills.

The presenters developed Academic Research, a 300-level course specifically for online students. The course has been so popular it has been designated as a required course for graduation in the fields of ...


Revitalize Your Research Instruction!: Applying The Engaging Constructivist Framework In The Library Instruction Classroom, Paul J. Vermette, Melissa Langridge, Kayla Jaehn Sep 2015

Revitalize Your Research Instruction!: Applying The Engaging Constructivist Framework In The Library Instruction Classroom, Paul J. Vermette, Melissa Langridge, Kayla Jaehn

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In a workshop filled with collaboration, reflection, activity, and discussion the presenters will explore Dr. Paul Vermette’s (2009) ENGAGING framework to make meaningful classroom experiences. Whether you teach face-to-face, online, or develop online tutorials, this workshop will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. By exploring evidence-based practices that maximize student learning, participants will leave the session with teaching strategies to incorporate into library instruction and a framework for designing future sessions. Help your students have more fun, learn more and maybe even change their perceptions about what information literacy instruction can accomplish ...


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