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Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate Jun 2017

Research As Inquiry, Social Justice, And The Particularist Challenges Of Religious Traditions In An Age Of Terror And Hate

Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Although the term “social justice” itself is commonly attributed to a 19th century Catholic theologian, the concept of social justice and imperatives to work toward its realization are integral to virtually all religious and spiritual traditions. Religious traditions have historically shaped institutions and power relationships in profound ways and continue to do so alongside the rise of the “nones” (those with no religious affiliation). Moreover, the complex interplay between religious and other cultural, racial, ethnic, lingual, political, and economic forces render a critical social analysis that leaves out religious factors woefully incomplete. Engaging these traditions, then, is essential for critically ...


Redesigning An Fye Library Module: Cleveland Based Learning, Ben Richards May 2017

Redesigning An Fye Library Module: Cleveland Based Learning, Ben Richards

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

After several years of consistently offering the same one-shot session and library assignment in the First Year Experience seminar, feedback from several stakeholders in the course indicated it was time to change things up. The resulting lesson plan reached to serve information literacy outcomes while encouraging first year students to explore their new environment, engage with their city’s history, and learn to see research as a problem solving tool. Attendees will learn in what ways it was successful and what lessons were learned along the way.


Improving Learner Experience Through Creative Library Instructional Design, Mandi Goodsett Oct 2016

Improving Learner Experience Through Creative Library Instructional Design, Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of An Online Library Skills Course On A Face To Face Instruction Program, Rachel Mulvihill, Carrie Moran, Corinne Bishop Sep 2015

The Impact Of An Online Library Skills Course On A Face To Face Instruction Program, Rachel Mulvihill, Carrie Moran, Corinne Bishop

Rachel Mulvihill

In 2013, an online information literacy skills course was implemented for two core courses (English Composition II and Strategies for Success) at a large research university. This short online unit, Introduction to Library Research Strategies, is offered via the campus learning management system, Canvas. It can be used as a replacement for face-to-face instruction, or as a pre-assignment to “flip” library instruction. Now two years into the project, we will examine our instruction statistics to see how it has impacted the program overall. Results from an instructor survey and a librarian survey will also be reviewed.
Questions that we will ...


The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: Distance Learning Library Instruction, Lugene Rosen Apr 2015

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: Distance Learning Library Instruction, Lugene Rosen

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

This presentation offers advice on providing effective library instruction for distance learners, and discusses the benefits of using a federated search tool such as EBSCO Discovery Service.


Altmetrics Are For Everyone!, Emma Molls, Megan N. O'Donnell, Kelly J. Thompson Apr 2015

Altmetrics Are For Everyone!, Emma Molls, Megan N. O'Donnell, Kelly J. Thompson

Megan N. O'Donnell

Track your research impact beyond citations! Librarians of any expertise level will learn how to get started with alternative research metrics -- or altmetrics -- at their institution. Join us to hear about how libraries of any size, with any budget, can help their faculty, researchers, and graduate students to assess their research impact in new ways. In the fall of 2014, we hosted our first institution-wide altmetrics workshops. Join us to hear about how we prepared, marketed, and facilitated a productive and enthusiastically received hands-on session which led to new campus partnerships with the library. We’ll share our research guide ...


Altmetrics Are For Everyone!, Emma Molls, Megan N. O'Donnell, Kelly J. Thompson Mar 2015

Altmetrics Are For Everyone!, Emma Molls, Megan N. O'Donnell, Kelly J. Thompson

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Track your research impact beyond citations! Librarians of any expertise level will learn how to get started with alternative research metrics -- or altmetrics -- at their institution. Join us to hear about how libraries of any size, with any budget, can help their faculty, researchers, and graduate students to assess their research impact in new ways. In the fall of 2014, we hosted our first institution-wide altmetrics workshops. Join us to hear about how we prepared, marketed, and facilitated a productive and enthusiastically received hands-on session which led to new campus partnerships with the library. We’ll share our research guide ...


Using The Necdmc Case Studies To Teach Scientific Research Data Management, Donna Kafel May 2014

Using The Necdmc Case Studies To Teach Scientific Research Data Management, Donna Kafel

Donna Kafel

A train-the-trainer presentation about selecting and using the case studies of the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) to teach research data management to diverse audiences.


E-Volving Information Literacy Tutorials With E-Maginative And E-Ngaging Design, Damecia Donahue, Axa Liauw, Rebeca Peacock, Jill Wurm May 2014

E-Volving Information Literacy Tutorials With E-Maginative And E-Ngaging Design, Damecia Donahue, Axa Liauw, Rebeca Peacock, Jill Wurm

Library Scholarly Publications

Presentation on May 22nd, 2014, at The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), at Western University, Ontario, Canada.


Library Instruction In Writing Classrooms: Who Needs It Anymore?, Mary T. Moser, Stephen Bauer, Kerry Rourke Jul 2013

Library Instruction In Writing Classrooms: Who Needs It Anymore?, Mary T. Moser, Stephen Bauer, Kerry Rourke

Mary T. Moser

We are a Babson College Rhetoric Program director, a faculty member, and a librarian, whose recent work re-imagining traditional library instruction in first-year writing classrooms has been inspired by an exhilarating new collaboration.  We ask students to practice messy, difficult work and to see faculty, librarians, and the students themselves as professional partners in knowledge-making.


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 ...


Click Or Poll Your Way To An Interactive Library Instruction, Sarah Gewirtz Oct 2011

Click Or Poll Your Way To An Interactive Library Instruction, Sarah Gewirtz

Library Staff Publications

Many of us have gotten the blank stare when we ask students, “Do you have any questions?” or “Can anyone give me a search term to try?” This might be the only time we see them. We want to make a positive impression but also make sure they learn something during their short time. How can we do all of that? Easy! Use Clickers (Audience Response Systems) or an online version like PollEverywhere.com. During this presentation, Sarah discussed the questions she’s asked and responses she’s gotten from classes she’s taught using both Clickers and PollEverywhere.com ...


Worst Case Scenario, Julie S. George, Clay Howard Sep 2011

Worst Case Scenario, Julie S. George, Clay Howard

Julie S George

In recent years, an unsustainable economic model has emerged in many academic libraries—skyrocketing journal subscription costs coupled with diminishing materials budgets. What if vendor prices for journal subscriptions rise so fast that our budgets just can’t keep pace? Could we continue to meet the needs of our patrons if we had to cut EBSCO and other expensive aggregator databases? And for those of us charged with teaching good research skills, how would instruction change? In this interactive session we will tackle the above questions, present some open source alternatives to subscription databases, and discuss “vendor-free” information literacy instruction.


The Collaborative Imperative Session Three--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session Three--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew

Susan A. Ariew

The topics for this session included defining the organizational culture of collaboration in libraries and higher education institutions, as well as examining librarian-faculty collaboration culture in libraries.


The Collaborative Imperative Session Three--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session Three--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The topics for this session included defining the organizational culture of collaboration in libraries and higher education institutions, as well as examining librarian-faculty collaboration culture in libraries.


The Collaborative Imperative Session Two--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session Two--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This series, designed primarily for librarians who work with faculty in higher education or school settings, will explore constructive strategies for forming librarian/instructor partnerships. These strategies will include collaborative planning activities for library instruction sessions, ways to collaborate using course management systems, and the design of post instruction follow up activities.


The Collaborative Imperative Session Two--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session Two--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew

Susan A. Ariew

This series, designed primarily for librarians who work with faculty in higher education or school settings, will explore constructive strategies for forming librarian/instructor partnerships. These strategies will include collaborative planning activities for library instruction sessions, ways to collaborate using course management systems, and the design of post instruction follow up activities.


The Collaborative Imperative Session One--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session One--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan Ariew

Susan A. Ariew

This series, designed primarily for librarians who work with faculty in higher education or school settings, will explore constructive strategies for forming librarian/instructor partnerships. These strategies will include collaborative planning activities for library instruction sessions, ways to collaborate using course management systems, and the design of post instruction follow up activities.


The Collaborative Imperative Session One--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew Apr 2011

The Collaborative Imperative Session One--Online Tlt Group Presentation, Susan A. Ariew

Academic Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This series, designed primarily for librarians who work with faculty in higher education or school settings, will explore constructive strategies for forming librarian/instructor partnerships. These strategies will include collaborative planning activities for library instruction sessions, ways to collaborate using course management systems, and the design of post instruction follow up activities.


Building Liaison Relationships That Rock, Summer Durrant, Shannon F. Johnson Feb 2011

Building Liaison Relationships That Rock, Summer Durrant, Shannon F. Johnson

Shannon F Johnson

No abstract provided.


A More Perfect Union: Campus Collaborations For Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy Outcomes, Mary T. Moser, Nitya Jacob Dec 2010

A More Perfect Union: Campus Collaborations For Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy Outcomes, Mary T. Moser, Nitya Jacob

Mary T. Moser

Oxford College Library has initiated partnerships with the Office of Institutional Research, faculty, and administrators in order to embark on a collaborative curriculum mapping project.  Using student, faculty, and administrator input, the library administered the Research Practices Survey, conducted faculty focus groups, designed a standards-based list of information literacy outcomes targeted for Oxford’s campus environment, and is involving all parties in a curriculum mapping effort to identify opportunities for maximizing student learning and knowledge retention.


Letting Students Take The Lead: Active Learning In The Library Classroom, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2010

Letting Students Take The Lead: Active Learning In The Library Classroom, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

Each fall reluctant first year students are herded into the academic library for a one-shot, sixty minute library session. Desperate to keep students’ eyes from glossing over and fingers from texting, librarians have tried everything from treasure hunts and games to murder mysteries and raves. But what if you do not have the time, staff, budget, or energy to orchestrate an hour of edutainment for thousands of students? In this session you will discover how one librarian managed to engage her students and reduce her stress by surrendering control and allowing the students to take the lead in the classroom ...


Hot To Prot: Enhanced Instruction Skills Through Peer-Review, Karen Gilbert, Kevin L. Jones, Cindy Judd Sep 2010

Hot To Prot: Enhanced Instruction Skills Through Peer-Review, Karen Gilbert, Kevin L. Jones, Cindy Judd

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

In order to improve both library instruction and formative evaluation, EKU Libraries’ Public Services librarians located and adapted Samson & McCrea’s (2008) Peer Review of Teaching model (PROT). This presentation explained the three major elements of the PROT, what it specifically evaluates, how it was implemented, and what library instructors have gained from its use.


Lolcats, Celebrites, And (Red Panda) Bears - Oh My!, Mary T. Moser Apr 2010

Lolcats, Celebrites, And (Red Panda) Bears - Oh My!, Mary T. Moser

Mary T. Moser

Getting - and keeping - students' attention during library instruction sessions is an increasingly Herculean task. We all know the best practices for teaching: be engaging, ask questions, provide opportunities for active learning. But what if those techniques just aren't enough? By experimenting wildly with the presentation of my library instruction sessions, I have found that a lot of teaching power lies within the unexpected. Often, topics with very little direct correlation to libraries make interesting and engaging platforms for teaching information literacy concepts. Some of the add-ons I have used in classes include: slideshows of LOLcat pictures to impart research ...


Developing Information Literate Students, Cindy Judd, Betina Gardner, Julie George Mar 2010

Developing Information Literate Students, Cindy Judd, Betina Gardner, Julie George

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Developing Information Literate Students, Cindy Judd, Betina Gardner, Julie George Mar 2010

Developing Information Literate Students, Cindy Judd, Betina Gardner, Julie George

Cindy Judd

No abstract provided.


Bridging The Information Gap: Partnerships For Student Learning In The Digital Age, Mary T. Moser Sep 2009

Bridging The Information Gap: Partnerships For Student Learning In The Digital Age, Mary T. Moser

Mary T. Moser

To crib a note from John Naisbitt, students today are drowning in information, but starving for knowledge.  More often than not, the students who grew up with a computer mouse in their hand struggle with identifying quality information and even with tasks that we assume would be second nature to them, such as electronic database searching that goes beyond the Google model.  Many professors bring their students to the library for “one-shot” library instruction, but all forms of assessment – two iterations of the Research Practices Survey, one-minute papers given to students at the end of library instruction classes, anecdotal evidence ...


Information Literacy And Pedagogy From A Librarian's Point Of View, Beth S. Bloom May 2004

Information Literacy And Pedagogy From A Librarian's Point Of View, Beth S. Bloom

Beth S Bloom

This presentation describes a grant-funded collaborative project between librarians and teaching faculty. Participants reviewed various models of delivery of information literacy instruction. The project resulted in the development of on-line information literacy tutorials, in combination with classroom instruction.