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A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee Dec 2015

A New Approach To Evaluating Information: A Reflection On Radar, Kevin Tanner, Kim Mcphee

Western Libraries Presentations

For instruction librarians, teaching information literacy (IL) skills is often an important aspect of any lesson plan. One area of IL includes the critical evaluation of sources, an essential skill that students need to succeed as aspiring scholars and researchers. This ability to differentiate “good” from “bad” information is beneficial to students beyond their academic careers, and will help them navigate the “sea of information” for the rest of their lives. Typically, such evaluation skills are taught through applying the CRAAP test: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. While humorous and memorable, the name of this test devalues the usefulness ...


“The Open Suny Metaliteracy Badging System: Envisioning Connections With E-Portfolios.”, Kelsey L. O'Brien, Trudi E. Jacobson Dec 2015

“The Open Suny Metaliteracy Badging System: Envisioning Connections With E-Portfolios.”, Kelsey L. O'Brien, Trudi E. Jacobson

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

In a webinar presented for the Open Badges in Higher Education Working Group, librarians Trudi Jacobson and Kelsey O'Brien discuss the development of the Metaliteracy Badging System, a multi-media interactive tool used in conjunction with instructional sessions to teach information literacy and metaliteracy competencies. The presenters discuss their use of the system with disciplinary faculty and envision the potential for incorporating e-portfolios to showcase student achievements. *The audio file of this presentation is available here: https://archive.org/details/BAHigherEdWG8December2015. Please note that there are other presenters later in the webinar so you will need to secure their permission ...


Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) Dec 2015

Selectedworks User Guide, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress)

Roesch Library Staff Publications

Guide provides instructions for new and existing users of SelectedWorks, a companion product of eCommons designed to collect an author's scholarly work in one location from many different collections in the Digital Commons network.


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Dec 2015

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - December 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


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

Western Libraries Presentations

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 ...


Graduate Students Internship Experience And Its Impact On Practical Skills Development In Lis Education: A Survey, Edonkumoh Victor Ebiye (Mlis) Nov 2015

Graduate Students Internship Experience And Its Impact On Practical Skills Development In Lis Education: A Survey, Edonkumoh Victor Ebiye (Mlis)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study is carried out to identify graduate students internship experience and its impact on practical skills development in LIS Education. A survey design was adopted using a questionnaire as the main instrument for collecting data. The population consists of 120 postgraduate students of Library and Information Science, 30 PG Lecturers/coordinators in charge of internship and 50 Librarians/HOS of universities where internship has been carried out at the postgraduate level in two selected universities - Delta State University, Abraka and University of Calabar in Delta and Cross Rivers State all of South-South Nigeria. Data gathered were analyzed using simple ...


Reap What You Sow: Connecting Library Service Data To University Learning Outcomes, Mandy Shannon, Sue Polanka, Jason Lipiec Nov 2015

Reap What You Sow: Connecting Library Service Data To University Learning Outcomes, Mandy Shannon, Sue Polanka, Jason Lipiec

University Libraries' Staff Publications

Discover an innovative homegrown product for recording all reference, instruction, and collegial activities. This tool maps activities to university learning outcomes and generates reports to communicate the library’s value to campus stakeholders. Learn about how this product was developed, its use, and how one department has responded to it.


Strengthening Skills: Hosting A Research Boot Camp, Stephanie Soule, Heidi Gauder Nov 2015

Strengthening Skills: Hosting A Research Boot Camp, Stephanie Soule, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Instruction librarians and an academic department formed a community of practice and developed a three-day research “boot camp” for graduate research assistants. The students gained critical research skills, which benefited their department, while the librarians experimented with new instruction techniques.


Cuny Libraries Faculty Collaboration For Information Literacy Project Survey 2014, Barbara Gray, Galina Letnikova Nov 2015

Cuny Libraries Faculty Collaboration For Information Literacy Project Survey 2014, Barbara Gray, Galina Letnikova

Publications and Research

CUNY, one of the largest urban universities in the United States, comprises eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, five graduate and professional schools, and an honors college. The University’s system is a federation of 31 libraries, with more than 350 faculty and professional staff. As faculty members, CUNY librarians provide students and departmental faculty with a high level of professional library services, at the same time doing research, publishing, teaching, and leading information literacy programs. In the fall semester of 2013 the CUNY Office of Library Services decided to conduct a university-wide survey to explore and identify best practices ...


Building Bridges For Student Success, Cindy Gruwell Nov 2015

Building Bridges For Student Success, Cindy Gruwell

Library Faculty Publications

This book chapter describes the collaborative efforts of an academic librarian and nursing faculty in the development of a robust health sciences-focused information literacy instruction workshop. After several years of “standard” IL sessions, both the librarian and faculty wanted to create a more dynamic, active learning environment for students enrolled in the nursing research and evidence-based practice course. In addition, the author reflects on the challenges and successes of working with faculty when a nursing department is undergoing programmatic and curriculum changes.


Case Studies And Pervasive Instruction: Using Journalism Education Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Jennifer Noe Nov 2015

Case Studies And Pervasive Instruction: Using Journalism Education Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Jennifer Noe

Publications and Research

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether journalism education techniques can be adapted for use in the information literacy classroom as a means of teaching the ethical use of information. The author uses personal experience as a journalist and graduate of journalism education programs to examine the similarities between journalism pedagogy and information literacy and whether any aspect of journalism pedagogy is transferrable to the information literacy classroom.


Review Of Sweet Treats Around The World: An Encyclopedia Of Food And Culture, Rebecca Tolley Nov 2015

Review Of Sweet Treats Around The World: An Encyclopedia Of Food And Culture, Rebecca Tolley

ETSU Faculty Works

Review of Sweet Treats Around the World : An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Timothy G. Roufs and Kathleen Smyth Roufs. 2014. 623p, 9781610692205, $100.00


Dataq: A Collaborative Platform For Answering Research Data Questions In Libraries, Yasmeen Shorish, Sarah Pickle, Christie A. Wiley, Megan Bresnahan, Andrew M. Johnson Oct 2015

Dataq: A Collaborative Platform For Answering Research Data Questions In Libraries, Yasmeen Shorish, Sarah Pickle, Christie A. Wiley, Megan Bresnahan, Andrew M. Johnson

Libraries

DataQ is an IMLS­-funded project led by the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, GWLA, and GPN to develop an online knowledge-­base of research data questions and answers curated for and by the library community. Publicly submitted questions to DataQ are reviewed by an Editorial Team of experts from 15 institutions across the United States. The site also includes links to resources, best practices, and practical approaches to working with researchers to address specific research data issues. This update from members of the Editorial Team will discuss outcomes and future directions following the first year of the DataQ project.


Embedded Librarianship: Invaluable Campus Contributions, Jessica Clemons Oct 2015

Embedded Librarianship: Invaluable Campus Contributions, Jessica Clemons

Library Faculty Scholarship

Academic librarians are increasingly playing a role in the teaching and research process for students and faculty. Learn how librarians are active in the classroom and becoming partners in research.


Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward Oct 2015

Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Musselman Library’s LGBTQ Research Guide, established in 2012, is a resource that goes beyond connecting the library’s collections with the campus community and providing access. This research guide has generated opportunities to grow campus partnerships, foster a student’s interest in librarianship, and create a gateway for research and learning in the LGBTQ community that goes beyond the classroom. In our presentation we will outline the project from its early days as a student project to its current life as collaboration between the library and Gettysburg Colleges’ Office of LGBTQA Advocacy & Education.


Fifty Years: The Associated College Libraries Of Central Pennsylvania (Or The History Of Aclcp In Less Than 10 Minutes), Robin Wagner Oct 2015

Fifty Years: The Associated College Libraries Of Central Pennsylvania (Or The History Of Aclcp In Less Than 10 Minutes), Robin Wagner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

A brief presentation given by Gettysburg College's Dean of the Library and ACLCP's 2015 President, Robin Wagner, commemorating fifty years of history of the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania.


Jargon-Free Librarianing: Speaking The Language Of Our Patrons, Ashley Brewer, Lucinda Rush, Rachel Stott Oct 2015

Jargon-Free Librarianing: Speaking The Language Of Our Patrons, Ashley Brewer, Lucinda Rush, Rachel Stott

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Eliminating jargon from our reference interactions, information literacy classes, and online resources is an undertaking that requires cooperation and input from all library departments. Through collaboration with Reference & Research Services and Information Delivery Services, we examined ways our University Libraries currently presents itself both through user experience with our website, during chat and in-person reference interactions, and in information literacy instruction sessions. Our poster will identify core problems jargon-overload present. We will look at how these problems and inconsistencies impact user experience from a Resources Discovery perspective, and provide specific examples from our library. We will provide visuals that show ...


One Minute Tips: Take Two! Student Perceptions Of Videos Used For Information Literacy Instruction, Lucinda Rush, Rachel Lux, Christopher Lawton, Megan Smith Oct 2015

One Minute Tips: Take Two! Student Perceptions Of Videos Used For Information Literacy Instruction, Lucinda Rush, Rachel Lux, Christopher Lawton, Megan Smith

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Digital learning objects are all the rage, but what does the YouTube generation think? We will discuss student perceptions of videos used for information literacy instruction and methods for incorporating short videos into assessable learning activities.


Redundancy Of Instruction : Library Instruction In First-Year Courses, Jeffrey Henry Oct 2015

Redundancy Of Instruction : Library Instruction In First-Year Courses, Jeffrey Henry

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

The first-year experience that students have with the library is integral to their success in college and beyond. This poster explores the critical relationship students have with the library and how to nurture it in the first year. Redundancy of material covered in instruction sessions could be off-putting and diminish the perceptions these students have of the library and its offerings. Collecting student feedback to determine the redundancy that students may be experiencing in these first-year course library instruction sessions and the usefulness of the information presented to them can help to inform us about future materials covered.


Infographics: A Librarian's Best Friend, Rachel S. Evans Oct 2015

Infographics: A Librarian's Best Friend, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Infographics are on the rise as a communication medium in libraries. We live in a visual world; we are visual creatures, naturally drawn to graphical representations. Using free web applications, librarians and their support staff can now easily create beautiful and compelling infographics which can serve multiple purposes in the library environment. From community outreach and marketing of programs and collections to internal use as a presentation aid and everything in between, infographics can help us relay important information in an attractive way for little to no cost. This presentation will discuss the advantages of using infographics in the library ...


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - October 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Oct 2015

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - October 2015, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.


What's Brewing? An Outreach Event With Beer, Katy Kelly Oct 2015

What's Brewing? An Outreach Event With Beer, Katy Kelly

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

In recent years, libraries have used creative ways to invite current and potential users to their spaces and services. Inspired by our library’s role in supporting faculty, staff, and students, Roesch Library at the University of Dayton hosted a free open house-style event targeted to university faculty and staff featuring local craft beer offerings selected by a faculty member well-versed in the brewing arts.

“What’s Brewing at Roesch Library?” was a social event that offered good, free beer on the day grades were due: It was the perfect recipe. Personal email invitations to faculty and staff promising free ...


Connections Newsletter Fall 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Oct 2015

Connections Newsletter Fall 2015, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Connections Newsletter

Table of Contents

  • University Libraries Creates the Lifelong Learners Employers Need
  • From the Dean
  • University Libraries Gives London Business School Students a Hands-On Gaming Education
  • Calvert Awards: Celebrating Undergraduate Research
  • University Libraries Advances Nevada’s K-12 Stem Initiatives
  • Honor Others through Booth Naming
  • Events Scrapbook: “The French Connection”
  • University Libraries 2015 Honor Roll of Giving


Why Digital Problem Solving Matters: A Closer Look At How Education And Skills Online Can Be Used To Inform Educational Outreach Efforts, Jill Castek, Cindy Gibbon Oct 2015

Why Digital Problem Solving Matters: A Closer Look At How Education And Skills Online Can Be Used To Inform Educational Outreach Efforts, Jill Castek, Cindy Gibbon

Presentations and Publications

This presentation focuses digital problem solving and the approaches and strategies digital problem solvers use.


Crowdsourcing As An Approach To Customer Relationship Building In Academic Libraries, Lisa A. Ellis, Aisha Pena Oct 2015

Crowdsourcing As An Approach To Customer Relationship Building In Academic Libraries, Lisa A. Ellis, Aisha Pena

Publications and Research

Library initiatives to first-year students not only present an opportunity to offer information literacy instruction for student advancement but they also serve a key marketing function by communicating the library’s ongoing value and building customer relationships. Library orientation tours are an example of how to effectively market to first-year students. Combining peer-to-peer learning and user-generated content via social media known as crowdsourcing, Newman Library sponsored a contest challenging first-year students to create a video sharing a useful library tip. The contributions and benefits of this co-creation approach to fostering relationships are examined and the implications to strengthening other library-user ...


From Standards To Frameworks For Il: How The Acrl Framework Addresses Critiques Of The Standards, Nancy M. Foasberg Oct 2015

From Standards To Frameworks For Il: How The Acrl Framework Addresses Critiques Of The Standards, Nancy M. Foasberg

Publications and Research

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, since their publication in 2000, have drawn criticism for ignoring the social and political aspects of information literacy. The ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards Task Force responded with the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, which rethinks information literacy by acknowledging that it is a social phenomenon and by recognizing students as participatory learners. This article contrasts the constructions of information, information literacy, and students in the Framework and the Standards to show how the Framework addresses some of the critiques of the Standards.


5 Banned Book (Librarian Approved) Must-Reads: In Honor Of Banned Books Week, Mallory R. Jallas, Alexa R. Schreier Oct 2015

5 Banned Book (Librarian Approved) Must-Reads: In Honor Of Banned Books Week, Mallory R. Jallas, Alexa R. Schreier

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Each year, the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books for one week to inspire conversation, thought, and awareness around censorship. This Banned Books Week, Musselman Library is celebrating the freedom to read by promoting books that are banned or challenged in other libraries.

We have pulled together a list of 5 books, some old and some new— but all equally beloved — that have been banned or challenged. [excerpt]


Using What They Know To Teach Them What They Need To Know, Lucinda Rush Sep 2015

Using What They Know To Teach Them What They Need To Know, Lucinda Rush

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

Social networking sites (SNS) have been integrated seamlessly into our everyday lives, and college students are one of their biggest consumers (Lenhart, et al., 2010). While we see deskilling as a result of this consumer training, we see training in other areas (Rush & Wittkower, 2013). For example, students are fluent at information grazing, sharing and building relationships online, but they cannot explain how the filter bubble works or how their Google search results are ranked (Rush & Wittkower, 2013). Students come to college as consumers of social media but are not necessarily adept at using social media to contribute to and ...


Making Statistics Work For You, Leigh Ann Duncan, Andrea Christman Sep 2015

Making Statistics Work For You, Leigh Ann Duncan, Andrea Christman

University Libraries' Staff Publications

Statistics and reporting capabilities within the Sierra/Millennium system are very versatile and scalable; used properly they can be helpful on small clean-up projects or integral to campus-wide initiatives on student data gathering. We will explain the options for statistics and reporting and detail how our campuses are using them for the following projects: collection development, database clean-up, circulation analysis, and student data initiatives.


We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs Sep 2015

We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

A recent user survey revealed that our students want more online tools to help them find and use library resources successfully. The challenge is finding and developing instruction-related technologies that are not only well-suited for local needs but also engaging and useful for students. We’ll show some of our recent developments, and then, it’s your turn! Come ready to contribute your ideas (or get a head start here: http://bit.ly/Beth2015), and leave with new online tools to explore.