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Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part I, Robert Farrell Nov 2012

Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part I, Robert Farrell

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This is the first of two papers discussing the application of Berkeley phenomenologist Hubert Dreyfus’ five-stage model of skill acquisition to information literacy (IL) theory and practice. This paper will review and build on previous discussions of the relation between generic, conceptual, competency-based approaches to IL definition and instruction and what has come to be called “situated” approaches, arguing that both the generic and situated approaches to IL ought to find a place within a complex learning continuum. Dreyfus’ model depicts this continuum as one in which learners start out as novice rule-followers and then develop, over time and with ...


Buy Low, Sell High, Get In Now: Low-Stakes/Low-Investment Information Literacy Initiatives Pay Off Big, David Wilson, Jeremy Donald, Steven Hoover Nov 2012

Buy Low, Sell High, Get In Now: Low-Stakes/Low-Investment Information Literacy Initiatives Pay Off Big, David Wilson, Jeremy Donald, Steven Hoover

Steven Hoover

Become familiar with the concept of low stakes/low investment information literacy initiatives in order to communicate their potential value to faculty members, other librarians, and administrators. Recognize how collaboration between your library and other entities on campus can reinforce information literacy initiatives in order to draw upon the strengths and shared values of existing programs. Learn about successful initiatives in order to generate ideas that would be useful for your institution.


To The Instruction Cave, Librarian! Graphic Novels And Information Literacy, Steven Hoover Nov 2012

To The Instruction Cave, Librarian! Graphic Novels And Information Literacy, Steven Hoover

Steven Hoover

Graphic novels emerged as highly visible additions to many academic library collections over the last few years. Much has been written about the pedagogical value of graphic novels in K-12 settings, but their potential applications in relation to information literacy in higher education have not been seriously addressed. Graphic novels provide an ideal backdrop for teaching students a variety of skills, especially with regard to the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standard Three and visual literacy. In addition, graphic novels are excellent source material for projects that require students to conduct research, evaluate source quality, engage in reflective writing, compare ...


The Truth Is Out: How They Really Search, Beth S. Bloom Oct 2012

The Truth Is Out: How They Really Search, Beth S. Bloom

Beth S Bloom

The transition to electronic resources and the evolution of digital technologies has provided the public with the ability to conduct research without physically stepping into a library. This has led to the development of research habits using Internet search engines, mainly Google, which follow students to college. This presentation discusses the results of a two-year study of students’ online research behaviors which show that many students are comfortable with their current research habits and have little motivation to adopt new ones. Five examples of student research behaviors from the study are included to portray the burgeoning problem and provoke interest ...


The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold Oct 2012

The Role Of Librarians In Academic Success, Claudia J. Dold

Claudia J. Dold

Librarians address all levels of information needs for the university: its acquisition, its production, its storage, and instruction for its safe and gainful use. Most of today’s college students have a high degree of computer literacy but are weak in their abilities to determine the quality of the information that is so readily available. Students need to be taught to find, evaluate, and use information in an academically-oriented manner in order to solve complex problems. Good library skills are integral to academic success. In conjunction with research and teaching faculty, librarians create a framework for knowledge acquisition in the ...


In The Loop: One Librarian's Experiences Teaching Within First-Year Learning Communities, Nancy Frazier Oct 2012

In The Loop: One Librarian's Experiences Teaching Within First-Year Learning Communities, Nancy Frazier

Nancy Frazier

Unique as snowflakes, learning communities are formed in countless ways. Some are designed specifically for first-year students, while others offer combined or clustered upper-level courses. Most involve at least two linked courses, and some add residential and social components. Many address core general education and basic skills requirements. Learning communities differ in design, yet they are similar in striving to enhance students' academic and social growth. First-year learning communities foster experiences that have been linked to academic success and retention. They also offer unique opportunities for librarians interested in collaborating with departmental faculty and enhancing teaching skills. This article will ...


Mystery At The Library: An Orientation Game For Jmu Engineering Students, Kelly Giles, Andrew Evans Oct 2012

Mystery At The Library: An Orientation Game For Jmu Engineering Students, Kelly Giles, Andrew Evans

Libraries

Inventor Nikola Tesla is the inspiration for a library orientation game at JMU. Engineering freshmen learn about the library’s layout and resources while searching both in the building and online for clues about the theft of Tesla’s notebook. This presentation will cover the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the game.


Student Engagement And Library Use: An Examination Of Attitudes Towards Use Of Libraries And Information Amongst Undergraduate Students At A Turkish University Library, Gulcin Cribb, Ilkay Holt Oct 2012

Student Engagement And Library Use: An Examination Of Attitudes Towards Use Of Libraries And Information Amongst Undergraduate Students At A Turkish University Library, Gulcin Cribb, Ilkay Holt

Gulcin Cribb

The competitive environment in which university libraries operate and provide their services and resources is one of the biggest challenges to engage today’s undergraduate students. There is a limited amount of high quality attention and time students have, to be able to be engaged with what the library offers them. Planning and designing library awareness and information literacy programs, particularly for new students, has presented itself as an on-going challenge for librarians worldwide in recent times. However, the goalpost keeps on moving and the players are becoming more restless, demanding and seeking instant gratification. The purpose of this paper ...


Making It Relevant: Creating Engaging Il Experiences For Students, Meggan D. Smith, Kayla M. Lenkner Oct 2012

Making It Relevant: Creating Engaging Il Experiences For Students, Meggan D. Smith, Kayla M. Lenkner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

We’ve all been there – in front of the classroom with students half listening, eyes slightly glazed. This poster will highlight ways to combat student disinterest by collaborating with faculty from the very start. Come hear ideas about how to create meaningful, relevant assignments by breaking information literacy instruction into manageable segments.


Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos Oct 2012

Teaching Information Literacy: A Review Of 100 Syllabi, Rachael E. Elrod, Elise D. Wallace, Cecelia B. Sirigos

The Southeastern Librarian

This study presents an analysis of 100 syllabi of creditbearing information literacy (IL) courses from colleges and universities across the United States. The objective was to determine how IL courses were being presented and taught in academic settings; how many credits were offered; the duration of the course; platform used to teach - face to face, online, or other methods; how students were graded; what types of assignments were used, and what topics were being taught and how. The authors hypothesized that over the course of six years since the original study, syllabi would show significant changes as technology has continued ...


Troublesome Concepts And Information Literacy: Investigating Threshold Concepts For Il Instruction, Amy R. Hofer, Lori Townsend, Korey Brunetti Oct 2012

Troublesome Concepts And Information Literacy: Investigating Threshold Concepts For Il Instruction, Amy R. Hofer, Lori Townsend, Korey Brunetti

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Librarians regularly encounter students who struggle to understand and apply information literacy concepts. A qualitative survey administered to information literacy practitioners asked about troublesome content and analyzed results using the threshold concepts pedagogical framework first described by Jan Meyer and Ray Land. A threshold concept transforms the learner’s view of content and helps integrate previously learned material; threshold concepts are portals that, once traversed, bring insight into how to think and act like a practitioner within a discipline. This project uses the data collected to propose seven threshold concepts for information literacy.


The Ase Research Model: A Lightning Talk, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair Oct 2012

The Ase Research Model: A Lightning Talk, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

This PowerPoint describes the Analyze, Search, Evaluate (ASE) model for building a research strategy. This pedagogical model was field tested by Dr. Melissa Gross and Dr. Don Latham in a large, IMLS funded study of Florida college students who were targeted for remedial instruction regarding research skills and information literacy. Using this method at the Portland State University Library in research classes for freshman and international students, I have found the ASE research model to be an engaging way to organize an hour library class so that students learn an efficient and easy way to construct their research strategies.


The Next Page, Library And Information Technology Oct 2012

The Next Page, Library And Information Technology

The Next Page

The Next Page is a semi-annual newsletter published by Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology department. The publication serves the community by providing software, project, and service updates. Regular features include a letter from the Vice President for L&IT, new staff updates, and interviews. This issue includes the following articles: "From the Vice President for Library and Information Technology," "First Year Integration Series," "Digital Humanities," "Patron Driven Acquisitions," "Project Management," "New Library and IT Staff."


Student Plagiarism: Prevention And Detection, Breanne Kirsch, Lola Bradley Sep 2012

Student Plagiarism: Prevention And Detection, Breanne Kirsch, Lola Bradley

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Teaching Tools For Real Life Skills: Information Literacy For The Workplace, Alessia Zanin-Yost, Betsy Clementson Sep 2012

Teaching Tools For Real Life Skills: Information Literacy For The Workplace, Alessia Zanin-Yost, Betsy Clementson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Information Seeking Habits Of Educators, Susan Bannon, Kimberly Nunes-Bufford, Todd Shipman Sep 2012

Information Seeking Habits Of Educators, Susan Bannon, Kimberly Nunes-Bufford, Todd Shipman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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"It's All About The Citation": Teaching Information Literacy To The Non-Traditional Doctoral Student, Steven Wise Sep 2012

"It's All About The Citation": Teaching Information Literacy To The Non-Traditional Doctoral Student, Steven Wise

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Just The Tip Of The Iceberg: Using The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic Sinking To Teach Information Literacy, Robin Grant, Felicia Haywood, April Renfroe-Warren Sep 2012

Just The Tip Of The Iceberg: Using The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic Sinking To Teach Information Literacy, Robin Grant, Felicia Haywood, April Renfroe-Warren

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Digital News Aggregation: Legalities, Realities, Dan Trigoboff Sep 2012

Digital News Aggregation: Legalities, Realities, Dan Trigoboff

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Information Literacy Skills In A World Of Google And Wikipedia, Emily Gover Sep 2012

Information Literacy Skills In A World Of Google And Wikipedia, Emily Gover

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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How Information Literate Are You? Results Of A Five-Year Pre- And Post-Testing Of Mba Students, Barbie Keiser Sep 2012

How Information Literate Are You? Results Of A Five-Year Pre- And Post-Testing Of Mba Students, Barbie Keiser

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Tracing Boundaries, Effacing Boundaries: Information Literacy As Seen By Multiple Disciplines, Grace Veach, Amy Harris Sep 2012

Tracing Boundaries, Effacing Boundaries: Information Literacy As Seen By Multiple Disciplines, Grace Veach, Amy Harris

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Information Is Power! Using A Themed Freshman Year Experience Course To Teach Info Literacy, Robin Grant Sep 2012

Information Is Power! Using A Themed Freshman Year Experience Course To Teach Info Literacy, Robin Grant

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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"Need, Find, Assess, Use" Translating Il Standards Into Higher Education Curricula, Jewell Anderson Sep 2012

"Need, Find, Assess, Use" Translating Il Standards Into Higher Education Curricula, Jewell Anderson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Collaborating Towards Cognition By Using 21st Century Learning Techniques To Create Effective Learning, Donna Jo Baker, Kristina Durocher, Misty Hanks Sep 2012

Collaborating Towards Cognition By Using 21st Century Learning Techniques To Create Effective Learning, Donna Jo Baker, Kristina Durocher, Misty Hanks

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Impact Of Technology Infused Instruction On Project Ace (Accelerated Content-Based English) Students, Tarena Ruff, Adria Leal Sep 2012

Impact Of Technology Infused Instruction On Project Ace (Accelerated Content-Based English) Students, Tarena Ruff, Adria Leal

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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End Of An Era: Assessing The Success Of Ic@Ghc, Cindy Wheeler, Teresa Hutchins, Susan Vines Sep 2012

End Of An Era: Assessing The Success Of Ic@Ghc, Cindy Wheeler, Teresa Hutchins, Susan Vines

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Evaluating A Metacognitive Tool On Tte Search Behavior Of Education Graduate Students In Digital Lib, Barbara Blummer Sep 2012

Evaluating A Metacognitive Tool On Tte Search Behavior Of Education Graduate Students In Digital Lib, Barbara Blummer

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Five And A Thousand Practical Ways To Use Wikipedia In Instruction, Jean Cook Sep 2012

Five And A Thousand Practical Ways To Use Wikipedia In Instruction, Jean Cook

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Does It Pay To Discover: Teaching For Information Literacy With The Exlibris Primo Discovery Tool, Jeffrey Mortimore, Drew Mcnaughton, Elizabeth Novicki Sep 2012

Does It Pay To Discover: Teaching For Information Literacy With The Exlibris Primo Discovery Tool, Jeffrey Mortimore, Drew Mcnaughton, Elizabeth Novicki

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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