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Best Of Friends, Barbara Ward Aug 2018

Best Of Friends, Barbara Ward

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

I wrote my story book based on diversity and to show empathy to people with differences. To teach kids that we are not all the same and yet each of us has our own value to this world. I wrote the book based on my family's dog and kitten and how they live with one another. The end result is that we just need to show love to each other in order to accept our differences.


Accents And Ethical Differences, Susan Nosalskiy Aug 2018

Accents And Ethical Differences, Susan Nosalskiy

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This is a summary of the time I had reading a book I wrote to kids, to inform them about Ethical Differences and how to overcome them.


Project Paws, Christina L. Murdock, Bailey Hopkins, Brooklyn Jackson, Rachel Mulberry Jun 2018

Project Paws, Christina L. Murdock, Bailey Hopkins, Brooklyn Jackson, Rachel Mulberry

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

For our service learning project, our group decided to make dog treats and sell them to raise money for the local animal shelter. On the side of making dog treats, we also accepted blanket donations and cash donations. It was more difficult than anticipated to sell the dog treats but we eventually did it and raise around $70 for the animal shelter to use to keep the animals warm and healthy through the winter. There were challenges in the beginning trying to meet up with everybody and assign specific duties to group members but overall we were successful and learned ...


Spotting And Accepting Differences, Shadee Kr Edralin Jun 2018

Spotting And Accepting Differences, Shadee Kr Edralin

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

A story about a girl Kamalani who moves to a different school. Emily, a student at the school notices that Kamalani doesn't look the same as the others students at the school. She goes home that night and asks to her mom about the new girl Kamalani. Then next day, she talks to Kamalani and finds out that they have lots of things in common and so Emily invites her over to her house to have a puppy play date. From there on they are the best of friends!


Monty The Mouse, Lindsey Frazier Jun 2018

Monty The Mouse, Lindsey Frazier

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

With this project, I hoped to teach children about immigration and refugees, and how they can help those who have had to deal with those experiences.


Raffles For Rascals, Morgan J. Betzer, Anndrea Horton, Enolie Perez, Sara Bayless, Humberto Magance Feb 2018

Raffles For Rascals, Morgan J. Betzer, Anndrea Horton, Enolie Perez, Sara Bayless, Humberto Magance

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

Our project consisted of raising money for the Twin Falls Animal Shelter. The group had baskets donated that we then sold raffle tickets for. All proceeds were used to purchase items off of the Twin Falls Animal Shelter's Wish List, and the items were donated to the shelter.


Empathy And Perseverance: Brave Little Phoebe, Laurel Rickard Jan 2018

Empathy And Perseverance: Brave Little Phoebe, Laurel Rickard

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This poster describes a children's book called Brave Little Phoebe about a dog who develops diabetes and goes blind. Brave Little Phoebe was written to be read to pre-school to 2nd-grade children to convey the ideals of empathy and perseverance and was read to children on the Bells for Books mobile library bus in Garden City, Idaho.


Not Broken, Just Different, Ellie Cowan Jan 2018

Not Broken, Just Different, Ellie Cowan

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

The course concepts covered in this children’s book experience are learning about ourselves and what makes us different. Learning about disabilities and how to be sensitive to those who have them as well as being your true self, and contributing your own unique attitudes as well as uniqueness to the community.


Michelle The Mouse, Shelby Carlson Jan 2018

Michelle The Mouse, Shelby Carlson

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This poster is about the book I wrote and the experience I had sharing it with less fortunate children.


Coats For The Csi Refugee Programs, Jason Forbush, Nick Mahan, Faith Johnson, Alisha Trejo, Sarah Moeller Jan 2018

Coats For The Csi Refugee Programs, Jason Forbush, Nick Mahan, Faith Johnson, Alisha Trejo, Sarah Moeller

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

As group for a communications course at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), we were a part of a service learning project. The project goal was to do a coat drive for the college refugee program. We wanted to help supply coats for those who perhaps don't have the means of buying coats for themselves or for their family. We got the word out by creating and posting flyers, and posting in the college newsletter. We set up donation boxes around the college. We were able to donate two giant Home Depot boxes of coats to the program.


Pip's Move To South Korea, Anne Scott Jan 2018

Pip's Move To South Korea, Anne Scott

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

Pip, an elementary student in South Korea, was having a hard time communicating and making friends in a new country. This story shows the inclusion that took place between students of different cultures.


Bolivia, Shayla King Jun 2017

Bolivia, Shayla King

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

Bolivia is a children’s story book based on the life of a child in Bolivia. I chose to write in this topic to bring to light the difference in cultures in different areas of the world and how despite these differences, we can all be treated equally—with love and kindness. I wrote on this topic to help children know how they can treat those around them that are culturally different.


Cultures, Madeline Martinson Jan 2017

Cultures, Madeline Martinson

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This document is a poster I created after making and reading my book to the children on the Bells for Books book mobile. First I created a book about culture and diversity. Once I finished the book I went to the book mobile and read it to the children that were on the bus that day. After reading the book I reflected on culture and diversity and put my conclusions on this poster. The poster rejects on my process through my book Culture and reading it to the children and our class conception of diversity and ethics. I talk about ...


Diversity Through Musical Reading, John Waits Jan 2017

Diversity Through Musical Reading, John Waits

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This poster is an overview of the children's book I wrote and the research, writing, and reading that went into it. The book uses animals from the main countries that Boise's refugee population comes from as characters and gives them all different musical instruments that they play together to make beautiful music to show that, even though people may be different, it's better when everyone is included.


Wally The Whale Finds Friends, Kelsie Nagle Jan 2017

Wally The Whale Finds Friends, Kelsie Nagle

International Journal of Undergraduate Community Engagement

This poster explains Bells for Books and looks at the impact that it has on the community. It summarizes what it was like to write a short children's book and read it to kids in Garden City. It also explores the impact that this student written book will hopefully have on the community.


Translating Failure Into Success, Deana Brown, Elizabeth Ramsey Jan 2015

Translating Failure Into Success, Deana Brown, Elizabeth Ramsey

Elizabeth Ramsey

All of us have had to work through life challenges and perhaps even suffered professional setbacks. Whether it was a poorly attended program, a new instructional method that was ineffective, or getting started on professional development requirements, sharing our experiences of failure with each other in a safe and accepting space can be cathartic and informative. See what skeletons we have hiding in our closets, and learn how showing yours the light of day might be the most inspiring connection you make for yourself, your colleagues, and your library!


Cross Cultural Competence For Libraries, Elizabeth Ramsey Aug 2013

Cross Cultural Competence For Libraries, Elizabeth Ramsey

Elizabeth Ramsey

As libraries struggle to recruit and retain staff members from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups, alternative strategies must be advanced to more competently assess and meet the needs of the increasingly diverse American population in all aspects of librarianship. Training in cross cultural competency for all library staff may help libraries become more adept at serving their multiethnic patrons. This presentation will examine concepts in cross cultural awareness and how they can apply to libraries. Through cross cultural training we may gain the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to overcome a variety of biases and assumptions. Overcoming these obstacles could ...


Library Instruction Using Mobile Devices, Barbara Glackin, Amy E. Vecchione Feb 2013

Library Instruction Using Mobile Devices, Barbara Glackin, Amy E. Vecchione

Amy E. Vecchione

Albertsons Library has successfully leveraged the use mobile devices for helping students learn research skills. Librarians are now going to classrooms and teaching two instruction sessions — 1) finding information and 2) evaluating information. The library sessions provide hands-on, active learning opportunities for student teams, built around the use of iPads to explore library resources. In fall 2012, this included instruction to seventy-four classes in Boise State's "University Foundations 100" course, the first course in our general education program. Ten classes of junior level transfer students received an additional session — 3) advanced searching techniques. The instruction curriculum is purposefully designed ...


The Punk Library: Developing Library Instruction In The Mobile Age, Amy E. Vecchione Apr 2012

The Punk Library: Developing Library Instruction In The Mobile Age, Amy E. Vecchione

Amy E. Vecchione

Do you teach workshops at your public library? Do you teach middle school students who just want to use Google? Do you teach college level information literacy? If you said yes to any of those questions, this workshop is for you. The material presented in this workshop will help guide you towards new ideas for instruction that use active learning and constructivist principles, particularly how they apply to mobile devices and mobile learning. We’ll discuss how to adapt instruction to the new culture of learning.


Gerontology, What?: Discovering 'Jazzy' Resources For And About Older Adults, Marilia Y. Antúnez, Carrie F. Moore Apr 2012

Gerontology, What?: Discovering 'Jazzy' Resources For And About Older Adults, Marilia Y. Antúnez, Carrie F. Moore

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This presentation is intended for academic and public librarians who are familiar with some gerontology sources, but who would like to expand their knowledge of current resources in this multidisciplinary field. The resources will cover content in several subject areas of gerontology, such as health, diversity, finance, leisure, and the psychosocial aspects pertaining to the rising older adult population.


Qr Codes: A Guide For Libraries, Memo Cordova Oct 2011

Qr Codes: A Guide For Libraries, Memo Cordova

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

No abstract provided.


Qr Codes: A Guide For Libraries, Memo Cordova Oct 2011

Qr Codes: A Guide For Libraries, Memo Cordova

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Exploring Mobile Reference, Amy E. Vecchione, Tobie Garrick Jul 2011

Exploring Mobile Reference, Amy E. Vecchione, Tobie Garrick

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Meeting your customers where they are has taken on a whole new meaning in the 2010s. Join Amy Vecchione, of Boise State University, and Tobie Garrick, of Boise Public Library, as they explore ways to provide improved reference outcomes for customers through mobile technology. Each librarian has implemented new reference tools for customers including: connecting users to reference tools with QR (Quick Response) codes, roving reference with mobile devices, SMS reference, and mobile database instruction during the reference process. Participants will learn about barriers, how each librarian overcame them, and how mobile reference can be improved.


Beyond Foursquare: Library Treks With Scvngr, Amy E. Vecchione, Margaret Mellinger Feb 2011

Beyond Foursquare: Library Treks With Scvngr, Amy E. Vecchione, Margaret Mellinger

Amy E. Vecchione

SCVNGR is a game-based geolocation application where users can earn points or gain rewards by completing challenges and treks. Builders design questions that involve text based answers (open ended or multiple choice), QR codes, or photo challenges. Librarians at Boise State University and Oregon State University have built treks and challenges using SCVNGR for library orientations and instruction. They have found SCVNGR a better environment than Foursquare for these purposes. With SCVNGR, students can participate in the challenges and treks using not only their smart phones and mobile devices, but also via text-messaging and laptops. Librarians can easily create multiple ...


Reference Is Neither Here Nor There: Connecting Through Sms, Amy E. Vecchione, Margie Ruppel Feb 2011

Reference Is Neither Here Nor There: Connecting Through Sms, Amy E. Vecchione, Margie Ruppel

Amy E. Vecchione

Have you ever wondered what your patrons think about SMS reference service? Do you wonder what other libraries are doing with SMS? Or what types of questions you would be asked through SMS reference service? Don’t try to reinvent the wheel! Join Boise State University librarians Amy Vecchione and Margie Ruppel to learn the results from their recently conducted national and local surveys on SMS reference. By attending this session participants will learn the most common types of questions asked through SMS, ways to market this service, best practices for answering SMS reference questions, and patrons’ perceptions of this ...


Sms Reference Service: A New Point Of Need For Libraries, Margie Ruppel, Amy Vecchione Feb 2011

Sms Reference Service: A New Point Of Need For Libraries, Margie Ruppel, Amy Vecchione

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Boise State University's text reference service is growing in popularity among students. BSU librarians chose SMS software and started the service during Summer 2010. Join BSU librarians Amy Vecchione and Margie Ruppel for this session to learn what types of questions are asked through SMS, students' opinions of the service, as well as helpful guidelines for starting your own text referencing service.


Splat: Spreading Innovation & Ideas, Amy E. Vecchione, Memo Cordova Oct 2010

Splat: Spreading Innovation & Ideas, Amy E. Vecchione, Memo Cordova

Amy E. Vecchione

Libraries are never short on innovation, especially when budgets are lean. How can staff stay on top of the latest library trends, and empower individuals to think “lean and mean” when times demand creativity? One solution, developed in Idaho during a summit on developing services for digital natives, was to create a Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT). SPLAT members act in the crow’s nest capacity of technological change. They search and share innovative ideas, leads on projects, and experiment in social media statewide; vet ideas; and bring ideas back to the local level. Supported by the Idaho Commission ...


Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services With Splat, Memo Cordova, Amy Vecchione Aug 2010

Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services With Splat, Memo Cordova, Amy Vecchione

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

Libraries face shrinking budgets, increased use, and user demand for trending resources. This makes it difficult for librarians to find the time to keep up with innovative technological tools and social media (SM) developments. SPLAT (Special Projects Library Action Team) offers up a new model for enhancing library reference services. SPLAT is supported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL), the state agency responsible for assisting libraries. The members of SPLAT are innovation representatives, comprised of library staff who search and experiment with SM trends and online tools, learn, and share the best ways to integrate them into the reference ...


Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services With Splat, Amy E. Vecchione, Memo Cordova Aug 2010

Collaborate To Succeed: Implementing New Reference Services With Splat, Amy E. Vecchione, Memo Cordova

Amy E. Vecchione

Libraries face shrinking budgets, increased use, and user demand for trending resources. This makes it difficult for librarians to find the time to keep up with innovative technological tools and social media (SM) developments. SPLAT (Special Projects Library Action Team) offers up a new model for enhancing library reference services. SPLAT is supported by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL), the state agency responsible for assisting libraries. The members of SPLAT are innovation representatives, comprised of library staff who search and experiment with SM trends and online tools, learn, and share the best ways to integrate them into the reference ...


Congolese Refugees In Idaho, Amy Schaeffer, Jeremy Blades Apr 2010

Congolese Refugees In Idaho, Amy Schaeffer, Jeremy Blades

Service-Learning Program

Service Project Purpose: To help recent refugees work towards obtaining employment. Learning goals: To be reflective and adaptive to family needs, be reflective of cross-cultural and multi-cultural dynamics, engage in direct respectful and non-defensive communication with multiple entities.