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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.


Librarians Teaching Professors: Reaching Overlooked Adult Learners, Ashley R. Sanders Jul 2015

Librarians Teaching Professors: Reaching Overlooked Adult Learners, Ashley R. Sanders

Library Staff Publications and Research

This presentation was given at the Summer Teaching Retreat for Librarians 2015 at Santa Ana College, California. This session briefly describes the characteristics of adult learners, their unique barriers to learning, potential solutions, and how I used interest in the burgeoning field of Digital Humanities as an avenue to launch a new instructional series that serves faculty members - a population often overlooked when we think about an academic library’s instructional mission.


Failure To Launch: Dissemination Of Information Literacy Skills In A Learning Community [Poster], Annie Smith, Emily Bullough, Lesli A. Baker, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Quinn Koller Jun 2015

Failure To Launch: Dissemination Of Information Literacy Skills In A Learning Community [Poster], Annie Smith, Emily Bullough, Lesli A. Baker, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Quinn Koller

Emily Bullough

The Utah Valley University Library provides information literacy instruction via online tutorial, class workshops, and a for-credit course (CLSS 1050). In Fall 2014, CLSS 1050 was paired with a general psychology course (PSY 1010) in a learning community. Student performance on three assignments was assessed in comparison to the work of students who were not members of the learning community by a team of three librarians and two UVU staff members as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Assessment in Action project. The results of the assessment show that information literacy skills are not being transferred between ...


Failure To Launch: Dissemination Of Information Literacy Skills In A Learning Community [Poster], Annie Smith, Emily Bullough, Lesli Baker, Jeffrey Alan Johnson, Quinn Koller Jun 2015

Failure To Launch: Dissemination Of Information Literacy Skills In A Learning Community [Poster], Annie Smith, Emily Bullough, Lesli Baker, Jeffrey Alan Johnson, Quinn Koller

Annie Smith

The Utah Valley University Library provides information literacy instruction via online tutorial, class workshops, and a for-credit course (CLSS 1050). In Fall 2014, CLSS 1050 was paired with a general psychology course (PSY 1010) in a learning community. Student performance on three assignments was assessed in comparison to the work of students who were not members of the learning community by a team of three librarians and two UVU staff members as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Assessment in Action project. The results of the assessment show that information literacy skills are not being transferred between ...


"Flipped Classroom" Information Literacy In Business Management Courses--What Have We Learned?, Madeline Cohen, Deborah Sanders May 2015

"Flipped Classroom" Information Literacy In Business Management Courses--What Have We Learned?, Madeline Cohen, Deborah Sanders

Publications and Research

This presentation reports on a successful cross-department collaboration between the library and the business department at Lehman to conduct information literacy instruction as a "flipped classroom." Ways that the flipped design have been tailored to meet the needs of teaching business research will be demonstrated. Evidence of student learning and qualitative evaluation of student and faculty experience will be presented. Practical tips on implementing flipped instruction will be provided.


Helping The Adult Learner Succeed: How Community College Libraries In Massachusetts Are Serving This Growing Population, Katherine A. Turcotte Apr 2015

Helping The Adult Learner Succeed: How Community College Libraries In Massachusetts Are Serving This Growing Population, Katherine A. Turcotte

Librarian Publications

Education is something that is valued more each and every day. A growing number of people in today’s society realize the importance of education and the increasing need to return to school. As the number of adult learners continues to rise, so too does the need to reach out to this population to make sure they are being presented with the appropriate tools and resources needed to succeed. Because it is theorized that adults (those age 25+) who return to school are likely to enroll in a community college, rather than a four year university, this study looks specifically ...


Not Just Where To Click: Teaching Students How To Think About Information Chapter 14: Librarians And Students: Making The Connections, Joe J. Eshleman, Julie Obst Mar 2015

Not Just Where To Click: Teaching Students How To Think About Information Chapter 14: Librarians And Students: Making The Connections, Joe J. Eshleman, Julie Obst

Library Staff Publications

This chapter explores ways in which different types of students approach the information landscape and how this can impact the tactics and pedagogy of the instruction librarian. More importantly, assignment strategies are presented that connect students to librarians and also push students to think about how they interact with information. A close connection between librarians and students can provide a foundation that can help both. Librarians can expand their understanding of how individual students approach research; students can benefit by gaining a better grasp of the role of the librarian and how librarians can help them.