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Reference Reborn: Challenges Facing Academic Libraries In New Jersey And The Nation, Update 2020, Samantha Kennedy, Daniel G. Kipnis, Ashley Lierman Jan 2020

Reference Reborn: Challenges Facing Academic Libraries In New Jersey And The Nation, Update 2020, Samantha Kennedy, Daniel G. Kipnis, Ashley Lierman

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Libraries need to challenge their perceptions to meet the needs of all users. From our national mixed-methods survey on the status of United States academic libraries’ reference services (260 respondents) we received 40 responses from libraries in New Jersey. This presentation seeks to compare the current reference models and perceptions of librarians in New Jersey with those around the country, based on our survey results. We will highlight strengths and weaknesses of New Jersey librarian attitudes towards reference as well as the steps we can take to do better. Attendees will be invited to join the conversation using interactive technology.


You Can Curriculum Map: Using Acrl’S Il Framework To Create Student Learning Outcomes And Start Assessment, Samantha D. Kennedy Jun 2018

You Can Curriculum Map: Using Acrl’S Il Framework To Create Student Learning Outcomes And Start Assessment, Samantha D. Kennedy

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This is a visual demonstration of their current curriculum mapping project. The step-by-step process will be outlined to show the different approaches to breaking down ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework to fit the curriculum of a campus. By categorizing classes into pre-disciplinary and major-based, needs emerge at distinct levels which helps make the building of the framework more manageable. These categorizations allow for better understanding and ownership across both core classes and within disciplines on a campus, giving the flexibility to meet the varying needs while reinforcing skills and concepts gained in other courses. This poster will also highlight how ...