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Critical Information Literacy: From General Education To The Major How Assessment Shapes Competencies And Student Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard, Brian C. Leventhal Feb 2019

Critical Information Literacy: From General Education To The Major How Assessment Shapes Competencies And Student Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard, Brian C. Leventhal

Libraries

Information literacy became formally shaped by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the late 1990s with the creation of the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education. James Madison University adopted the Standards as learning outcomes into its general education program at that time. We continue to evolve our program to forge foundational skills for all entering students, and are in the process of moving towards the new ACRL Framework.

JMU is committed to an outcomes and assessment model of general education. For the information literacy learning domain, we’ve created a course-embedded, tutorial-test model. Thanks to the ...


Access To Humanities Scholarship Through Public Search Engines, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey Nov 2018

Access To Humanities Scholarship Through Public Search Engines, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey

Libraries

While research has shown search engine coverage of science and social science scholarship rivals traditional library databases, the coverage or utility of public search engines for the humanities needs further exploration. This presentation will report results from at least two empirical research studies that investigated access to humanities scholarship via public search engines (e.g. Google, Google Scholar, Google Books, Microsoft Academic). We will propose additional research ideas that we hope will inspire future studies.


Developing Communication Plans To Support Technology Changes, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey Nov 2018

Developing Communication Plans To Support Technology Changes, Jody C. Fagan, Malia Willey

Libraries

Technology change is difficult for everyone, even under the best circumstances. A collaboratively-developed communication plan can ease stress and foster buy-in. Come participate in a workshop where we will show-and-tell best practices and examples of successful communication plans, then offer structured activities where you will develop your own plan, either for an actual project or a sample scenario we will offer. You’ll get immediate peer feedback on your ideas, and will have the opportunity to ask facilitators and other participants questions about specific challenges.


Effective And Compelling Information Literacy For Schev Reporting: What Do Virginia Librarians Want This To Look Like?, Kathy E. Clarke, Candice Benjes-Small, Meridith A. Wolnick Nov 2018

Effective And Compelling Information Literacy For Schev Reporting: What Do Virginia Librarians Want This To Look Like?, Kathy E. Clarke, Candice Benjes-Small, Meridith A. Wolnick

Libraries

As this is new to us, questions arise. What will this reporting look like? How will it play out on our campuses? Who should our partners be? What will be useful to report and what might not? This session is designed to begin a conversation across institutions to encourage each other to be creative as we explore useful ways to tell the information literacy story at our campuses.

It is important for everyone responding to SCHEV to remember, the reporting requirement is simply that, a mandate. Assessment mandates, from all types of entities, should not be feared but embraced. It ...


From Tests To Rubrics Strategies For Assessing Information Literacy At Three Institutions, Kathy E. Clarke, Cynthia Cane, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Carolyn Radcliff Oct 2018

From Tests To Rubrics Strategies For Assessing Information Literacy At Three Institutions, Kathy E. Clarke, Cynthia Cane, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Carolyn Radcliff

Libraries

Authors compared methods for measuring students information literacy learning outcomes. A variety of measures are discussed, home-grown instruments, commercially available testing, and rubrics.


Do Students Value General Education, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard, Raymond "Skip" M. Hyser Sep 2018

Do Students Value General Education, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard, Raymond "Skip" M. Hyser

Libraries

At James Madison University, students are required to participate in two University-wide assessment days (A-Day). The first A-Day occurs when students enter the university during their on-campus orientation experience in late August. The second A-Day takes place on the second Tuesday in February and is required of students with 70-90 credit hours. These two days afford us much opportunity to ask questions.

Our assessment team has been using A-Days to gather information from students regarding their understanding of general education requirements and their ability to successfully complete the general education coursework. Students enter the University with high expectations regarding their ...


Weaving Connections: Utilizing A Library-Social Work Partnership To Build Information Literacy Skills, David Vess, Laura Trull Mar 2018

Weaving Connections: Utilizing A Library-Social Work Partnership To Build Information Literacy Skills, David Vess, Laura Trull

Libraries

While evidence continues to build that information literacy (IL) is taught across university and college curricula at all student levels (Junsbai, Lowe & Tagge, 2016), challenges connecting IL to those curricula in meaningful ways persist (Julien, Gross, & Latham, 2018; Klomsri & Tedre, 2016; Bombaro 2013). Blending IL into social work education beyond traditional one-shot library sessions also remains a challenge as evidenced by the dearth of literature demonstrating sound instruction and assessment practices of IL in social work programs (Bausman & Ward, 2016; Kayser, Bowers, Jiang, & Bussey 2013; Johnson, Whitfield, & Grohe, 2011; Ismail, 2009; Brustman & Bernnard 2007; Bellard, 2005).

In their survey of information literacy in social work education in the United States, Bausman and Ward (2016), report that only 11% of respondents assess information literacy skills of their ...


Inciting Action: Assessment Reporting Strategies That Fuel Change And Improve Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard Nov 2017

Inciting Action: Assessment Reporting Strategies That Fuel Change And Improve Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard

Libraries

All assessment practitioners know the penultimate goal is loop closing. But we also live with the reality that assessment is also beholden to the Gods of Accountability. As assessment professionals, we dutifully attend to the cycle of improving student learning, but at each step in the cycle we must continue to hone our skills. Results reporting may seem like the least sexy of all of the steps in our practice, but we argue that is singularly important and represents a high art of assessment craft. Results must be engaging, actionable, meet accountability mandates, and importantly read by those who can ...


Inciting Action: Assessment Reporting Strategies That Fuel Change And Improve Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard Nov 2017

Inciting Action: Assessment Reporting Strategies That Fuel Change And Improve Learning, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard

Libraries

All assessment practitioners know the penultimate goal is loop closing. But we also live with the reality that assessment is also beholden to the Gods of Accountability. As assessment professionals, we dutifully attend to the cycle of improving student learning, but at each step in the cycle we must continue to hone our skills. Results reporting may seem like the least sexy of all of the steps in our practice, but we argue that is singularly important and represents a high art of assessment craft. Results must be engaging, actionable, meet accountability mandates, and importantly read by those who can ...


Embracing Evidence Based Collecting In The Health And Behavioral Sciences, Carolyn Schubert, Michael Mungin Jun 2017

Embracing Evidence Based Collecting In The Health And Behavioral Sciences, Carolyn Schubert, Michael Mungin

Libraries

Objective: Evidence based collection development requires combining multiple sources of information, such as usage data, subject librarian expertise, user values and preferences, and external evidence from librarianship research. Through triangulation, librarians can build a collection that is responsive, balanced, and relevant to address both established and emerging curricular trends. In the field of health and behavioral studies, growth in interprofessional education supports collaborative collecting practices. In 2014-2015, health and behavioral studies librarians at James Madison University (JMU) piloted a collapsed monographic selection project to facilitate better interdisciplinary collecting. This project discusses an evidence-based approach to evaluating and updating approval profiles ...


Library Guides: An Aggregation Of User Research From 1998 To 2017, David Vess Jun 2017

Library Guides: An Aggregation Of User Research From 1998 To 2017, David Vess

Libraries

A truly comprehensive search tool for resources provided by libraries will continue to be a distant dream until daunting technical challenges are addressed. A Google-like search experience is desirable in some contexts, but a case can be made that hiding subject-specific article databases behind a comprehensive search tool is a disservice to researchers.

Librarians have a long history of addressing the complex landscape of the various resources they offer by crafting guides to library collections. These guides provide direct links to resources while educating inexperienced researchers about discipline-specific databases. Unfortunately, this solution creates more complexities in the research resource landscape ...


Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler Mar 2017

Engaging With Black Lives Matter And Supporting Our Communities, Yasmeen Shorish, Michael Mungin, Kristen S. Shuyler

Libraries

In October 2016, the Diversity Council of Libraries and Educational Technologies produced book displays in Carrier and Rose Libraries that focused on "Understanding Black Lives Matter." The council wanted to provide information on this social movement within the context of national history and racial identity. A list of books that covered topic areas of criminal justice, Jim Crow, racism, and the Black experience - among others - was generated, along with two informational placards. One placard placed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement within historical and social context, while the other placard offered a preemptive response to the question "Why not All ...


Innovating In A Virtual Classroom, Kathy E. Clarke, Jenne Klotz Jan 2013

Innovating In A Virtual Classroom, Kathy E. Clarke, Jenne Klotz

Libraries

No abstract provided.


Moving The Needle: Libraries And Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, Kathy E. Clarke Jan 2013

Moving The Needle: Libraries And Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, Kathy E. Clarke

Libraries

No abstract provided.


The Googlepedia Generation Grows Up, Gretchen A. Hazard, Kathy E. Clarke Jan 2013

The Googlepedia Generation Grows Up, Gretchen A. Hazard, Kathy E. Clarke

Libraries

No abstract provided.


First Year Reading As Introduction To General Education, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard Jan 2012

First Year Reading As Introduction To General Education, Kathy E. Clarke, Gretchen A. Hazard

Libraries

No abstract provided.


Infusing Information Literacy Language Into The Wpa Outcomes Statement For Fyc, Kathy E. Clarke, Michael X. Moghtader Jan 2012

Infusing Information Literacy Language Into The Wpa Outcomes Statement For Fyc, Kathy E. Clarke, Michael X. Moghtader

Libraries

No abstract provided.


Anchoring Assignment Design: A Faculty Workshop, Claire A. Clemens, Kathy E. Clarke Jan 2007

Anchoring Assignment Design: A Faculty Workshop, Claire A. Clemens, Kathy E. Clarke

Libraries

No abstract provided.