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Exploring Data Literacy Via A Librarian-Faculty Learning Community: A Case Study, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Z. Mann, Tina Neville Nov 2019

Exploring Data Literacy Via A Librarian-Faculty Learning Community: A Case Study, Theresa G. Burress, Emily Z. Mann, Tina Neville

Theresa Burress

Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are year-long professional development opportunities available at many higher education institutions in the United States. While the literature reflects some librarian engagement with FLCs, it seems limited primarily to areas of traditional librarian expertise such as information literacy and outreach. This article describes a case study of a librarian-facilitated FLC focused on data literacy, which resulted in the development of a teaching toolkit, library-led data literacy instruction, and ongoing collaborations between librarians and faculty. The FLC structure proved to be a valuable framework that facilitated collaborative learning in topics relevant to both disciplinary faculty and librarians. …


Assessing Students’ Critical Thinking About Digital Information Via Statistical Analysis, Kim L. Ranger Oct 2019

Assessing Students’ Critical Thinking About Digital Information Via Statistical Analysis, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

Think of statistical analysis as a way to advance student learning and improve teaching activities. This may be done with a single course if the analysis is conducted over multiple sections and/or semesters, and is also achievable by librarians teaching single sessions. We will delve into informed learning design to achieve critical thinking, digital literacy, and information literacy through the process of fact checking a website by searching (lateral reading), skimming (click restraint), and double-checking (verification). Do scaffolded activities really build on each other, i.e., are they statistically dependent or independent? Consult statisticians or statistics students to find out.


Dialogue Is A Bridge: Mapping Information Literacy, Social Justice, And Catholic Social Teaching, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Elisa Slater Acosta Oct 2019

Dialogue Is A Bridge: Mapping Information Literacy, Social Justice, And Catholic Social Teaching, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Elisa Slater Acosta

Elisa Slater Acosta

In the spirit of what Pope Francis calls a “culture of encounter” created through dialogue, first we map points of convergence and potential friction between the ALA Core Values of Librarianship, themes of Catholic social teaching, and recent articulations in library literature of what social justice should mean for libraries. Second, we look at ways these differing sets of values can concretely inform how we think about and teach the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to our students.

  • The attendee will leave this session with starting points for reconciling LIS values and social justice ideas with …


Georgia And State Research Resources, Pamela C. Brannon Sep 2019

Georgia And State Research Resources, Pamela C. Brannon

Pamela Brannon

Shares a variety of websites for gathering the state of Georgia and other state information from for legal research.


Qr'ing The Library: Learning About Physical And Online Library Resources Through A Qr-Coded Tutorial, Sally Neal, Kristen Allen Sep 2019

Qr'ing The Library: Learning About Physical And Online Library Resources Through A Qr-Coded Tutorial, Sally Neal, Kristen Allen

Sally Neal

No abstract provided.


Bad Scholarship, Wendy Doucette Aug 2019

Bad Scholarship, Wendy Doucette

Wendy C. Doucette

Despite increasing expectations of transparency, academic fraud does exist. We will examine some of the most blatant examples as well as some of the most effective measures to combat it.


Lost Phones, 5 A.M. Texts, & Etiquette Lessons: Serving As The Faculty Member In Residence For A Semester-Long Study Abroad Program, Elizabeth Price Jul 2019

Lost Phones, 5 A.M. Texts, & Etiquette Lessons: Serving As The Faculty Member In Residence For A Semester-Long Study Abroad Program, Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price

No abstract provided.


Framing Up Digital Literacy: Reviewing And Reframing Information Literacy Modules, Christina C. Wray, Rachel Mulvihill Jul 2019

Framing Up Digital Literacy: Reviewing And Reframing Information Literacy Modules, Christina C. Wray, Rachel Mulvihill

Christina C. Wray

When it comes to updating Information Literacy modules, it can be a daunting task to know where to start. This article will explore utilizing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to identify skill gaps in the modules, create learner-centered experiences, and incorporate 21st-century literacy skills.


Fake News, Post-Truth & Information Literacy, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kristina L. Niedringhaus Jul 2019

Fake News, Post-Truth & Information Literacy, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kristina L. Niedringhaus

Caroline L. Osborne

What is fake news? How did it arise? Why does recognizing fake news matter? How do we create information literate consumers in the legal community? This program will discuss the intersection of fake news and information literacy theory. We’ll provide an overview of the rise and proliferation of fake news including highlights of historical instances; a discussion of the impact of failing to detect fake news; and strategies for creating successful information literacy programming.


Contextualizing Information Literacy: Why “Why” Makes All The Difference, Wendy Doucette Jul 2019

Contextualizing Information Literacy: Why “Why” Makes All The Difference, Wendy Doucette

Wendy C. Doucette

Graduate students require the same base knowledge of information literacy as undergraduates, but are less likely to receive in-class instruction. Rather than considering them as external, theoretical signposts or goals, this presentation will discuss the value of situating the ACRL Information Literacy Standards and Framework into the real-life graduate student experience. Explaining what it means to have membership in the academic community leads directly to a deeper understanding of scholarly dialogue, authority and peer review. This grounding leads to an understanding of ownership, copyright, and plagiarism. This high-level overview of the scholarly research process allows students to comprehend their own …


A Seat At The Table: Information Literacy Assessment And Professional Legitimacy, Robert Detmering, Samantha Mcclellan, Amber Willenborg Jun 2019

A Seat At The Table: Information Literacy Assessment And Professional Legitimacy, Robert Detmering, Samantha Mcclellan, Amber Willenborg

Robert Detmering

This qualitative study explores academic librarians’ perceptions of and experiences with information literacy assessment, focusing primarily on issues of professional identity, agency, and power. Findings from in-depth interviews reveal that instruction librarians view teaching as integral to their professional identity and use assessment to legitimize that identity, both personally and at the institutional level. While this suggests that assessment has the potential to elevate the status of librarians on campus, the interviews also highlight ongoing professional and organizational tensions that hinder assessment efforts and inhibit librarian agency. The authors recommend more transparent communication, among other strategies, to address these challenges.


Customizing Vendor Systems For Better User Experiences: The Innovative Librarian's Guide, Matthew Reidsma Jun 2019

Customizing Vendor Systems For Better User Experiences: The Innovative Librarian's Guide, Matthew Reidsma

Matthew Reidsma

No abstract provided.


Accessing Web Archives: Integrating An Archive-It Collection Into Ebsco Discovery Service, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler Jun 2019

Accessing Web Archives: Integrating An Archive-It Collection Into Ebsco Discovery Service, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler

Kayla Harris

Effective collaboration between archives and technical services can increase the discoverability of special collection materials. Archivists at the University of Dayton Libraries began using Archive-It to capture websites relevant to their collecting policies in 2015. However, the collections were only made available to users from the University of Dayton page on the Archive-It website. Content was isolated in a separate platform and was not promoted to users. Working together, the team of archivists and technical services librarians incorporated the web archive collections into the Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) discovery layer. A local data dictionary was created based on OCLC’s …


Making Local Knowledge Visible: An Ir In Kosovo, Michele Gibney Jun 2019

Making Local Knowledge Visible: An Ir In Kosovo, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In 2017, a joint international effort commenced under the direction of the President of University for Business and Technology (UBT) in Kosovo with colleagues from Linnaeus University (Sweden) and University for the Pacific (USA) to define, create and populate a Knowledge Center for UBT which would include an institutional repository (IR). Enlivened by discussion and feedback from the intended recipients, the needs and goals of a UBT IR were identified. Of course, creating and populating an IR is a lengthy process with many potential problems and varied approaches. Discussion of best practices was undertaken early and currently, the UBT Knowledge …


Health Information Use After Graduation: Are We Preparing Our Students For Professional Practice?, Betsy Williams, Barbara C. Harvey, Christopher A. Kierkus Jun 2019

Health Information Use After Graduation: Are We Preparing Our Students For Professional Practice?, Betsy Williams, Barbara C. Harvey, Christopher A. Kierkus

Barbara C. Harvey

Introduction
This study aimed to determine what resources Grand Valley State University (GVSU) alumni, who have graduated from a health sciences program, utilize in clinical practice. The study also assessed alumni viewpoints about the quality and usefulness of those resources. A secondary goal of this study explored alumni opinions of their educational experiences at GVSU in relation to information literacy and library resources.
Methods
The data for this study was obtained through the use of a questionnaire administered to alumni who had graduated with a degree in athletic training (BS), nursing (BS, MS, DNP), physical therapy (MPT and DPT), or …


Evaluation Of Sources: A New Sustainable Approach Using Argument Analysis And Critical Thinking, Sharon Radcliff, Elise (Yi Ling) Wong May 2019

Evaluation Of Sources: A New Sustainable Approach Using Argument Analysis And Critical Thinking, Sharon Radcliff, Elise (Yi Ling) Wong

Elise Y. Wong

An area of information literacy instruction that has increasingly gained attention is evaluation of sources. Moving away from the checklist approach (timeliness, relevancy, bias, credibility, authority), this session describes a new approach incorporating critical thinking questions and training for students on analyzing arguments using the Toulmin method, which students apply to evaluating articles and to detecting “myside” (confirmation) bias in their own writing.

This approach was used at two institutions, a 2-unit information literacy course at CSU East Bay and several sections of an English Composition course Saint Mary’s College and incorporated a “flipped classroom” design with much of the …


Information Literacy In The Phonology Classroom, Jonathan Howell, Catherine Baird May 2019

Information Literacy In The Phonology Classroom, Jonathan Howell, Catherine Baird

Jonathan Howell

Most of our students, particularly undergraduates, are not destined to become phonologists, or even linguists. Our primary goal, then, ought not to be instruction of any specific theory, topic or dataset. The imperative is to develop in students the literacies which inform the practice of phonology but which will also serve students in other arenas. In this talk, we discuss a collaboration between phonologist and librarian to embed information literacy into a one-semester undergraduate introduction to phonology. We want to help students to uncover the threshold concepts identified as central to information literacy by the Association of College & Research …


Using Data And Statistics, Randy L. Miller May 2019

Using Data And Statistics, Randy L. Miller

Randy L Miller

This handout identifies the differences between statistics and data and how to use and analyze them. It provides numerous links to data and statistic sources available for free online or as part of our library subscriptions. Liberty University provides NVivo software for analyzing qualitative data and a link is provided to download the software.


Library Research Tips For Counseling Faculty, Randy L. Miller May 2019

Library Research Tips For Counseling Faculty, Randy L. Miller

Randy L Miller

This PowerPoint provides descriptions and links for resources available to Liberty University Counseling faculty that will be helpful as they do their own research and assist students.


An Introduction To Google Scholar, Randy L. Miller May 2019

An Introduction To Google Scholar, Randy L. Miller

Randy L Miller

This handout discusses the pros and cons of using Google Scholar to find books and journal articles. It tells how to connect Google Scholar to our Jerry Falwell Library subscription databases. It also discusses Google Books.


End Of The World Handout, Lisa Di Valentino, Sarah C. Hutton May 2019

End Of The World Handout, Lisa Di Valentino, Sarah C. Hutton

Lisa Di Valentino

No abstract provided.


Disruptive But Not Disreputable: Discussing Open Access, Michele Gibney Apr 2019

Disruptive But Not Disreputable: Discussing Open Access, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

The open access landscape is highly disruptive to established publishing practices and large changes are taking place globally in this arena. Some dismiss and resist the evolution of open access publishing practices as disreputable progress and wish to turn back the clock while others laud it as the future rise of scholarship.

This presentation will provide a broad overview of the open access discussion and focus on several research projects currently underway to ascertain faculty, student, and alumni reactions to their own open access author- and reader-ship from both developed and transition countries.


Thinking Outside The Building: Developing A Library Ambassador Program Across Campus(Es), Lydia C. Gwyn Apr 2019

Thinking Outside The Building: Developing A Library Ambassador Program Across Campus(Es), Lydia C. Gwyn

Lydia Copeland Gwyn

In an effort to address declining university retention rates and to reach students who may not make it to the library for research help, the Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is in the process developing a peer-mentoring program. This program is one way the library can help the institution in its efforts raise student retention rates and improve student success. Peer learning programs have proven successful in tutoring centers and elsewhere in the university for decades, and research has shown that trained undergraduates are ideal candidates for delivering general reference and information literacy instruction to their peers …


How Students Information Literacy Skills Change Over Time: A Longitudinal Study, Veronica Wells Apr 2019

How Students Information Literacy Skills Change Over Time: A Longitudinal Study, Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

How do students’ information literacy skills change over the course of their undergraduate education? We assume or at least hope they will improve. But do they? And if so, by how much? At the University of the Pacific, we are using the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) Test to assess undergraduate students’ information literacy skills and to see how they have changed over time. The SAILS Test is a multiple-choice test that has been used by more than 200 universities across the world. According to their website, the SAILS Test can “determine how well your students can navigate …


Lessons In Diversity And Bias, Grace Haynes, Angela Pratesi, Veronica Wells Apr 2019

Lessons In Diversity And Bias, Grace Haynes, Angela Pratesi, Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

There is an urgent need for social justice. This need expands far beyond the walls of an information literacy classroom, but there is important work that can be done in these spaces. Lessons designed to stimulate student’s critical thinking about their personal assumptions and latent biases by using different kinds of information sources is one way music and instruction librarians can advance equity and inclusion through teaching. In this active-learning session, attendees will participate in several condensed lessons designed to challenge their worldview in order to facilitate the uncovering of unknown biases. At the same time, they will learn pedagogical …


Re-Engage Your Instruction Team Today, Jolene Cole Mar 2019

Re-Engage Your Instruction Team Today, Jolene Cole

Jolene Cole, MILS

Being an academic librarian comes with many challenges. Very few of us are privileged enough to come into the profession with a background in education and knowledge in assessment practices. For those of us running instruction programs it is our duty to prepare librarians to not only teach but also assess their own work.

Over the last year, Georgia College has implemented a new training and assessment program for the library staff. This program is grounded in reflection practices and encourages self-improvement. The reflection program includes but is not limited to departmental/personal teaching philosophies, peer-review of instruction, reflection journals and …


Taking A (Cognitive) Load Off- Improving User Experience In Libguides, Susan [Gardner] Archambault, Jennifer Masunaga Mar 2019

Taking A (Cognitive) Load Off- Improving User Experience In Libguides, Susan [Gardner] Archambault, Jennifer Masunaga

Jennifer Masunaga

Lengthy descriptions of research databases can unintentionally cause extraneous cognitive load at a moment when a student researcher is already taxed. Furthermore, publisher descriptions of databases often don’t conform to students’ mental models. To address this problem, librarians at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) combined data from established LibGuides best practices and student vocabulary mined from chat reference transcripts to design a new formula for database descriptions in LibGuides.

Recognizing that online users naturally “skim” websites, the new descriptions are broken down into shorter chunks of information with separate headings for “subjects,” “description,” and “contents.” The subjects are based on the …


Expanding Service Line Without Expanding Square Footage, Devica Samsundar, Carrie Figueredo, Pablo Lopez Feb 2019

Expanding Service Line Without Expanding Square Footage, Devica Samsundar, Carrie Figueredo, Pablo Lopez

Devica Samsundar

OBJECTIVE
To support the family-centered care mission of our organization and its vision of working to improve the health of the communities we serve, we expanded our service line to include consumer health resources. Creative and inexpensive solutions were put in place to meet the challenges presented by a limited budget and no new physical space. Usage data for one such solution, the Awareness Wall, is reviewed to measure impact.


Open Education Resources (Oer), Michele Gibney Feb 2019

Open Education Resources (Oer), Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney, a visiting PhD student in Scholarly Communication, currently in Kosovo as part of a Fulbright award, will cover the topic of adopting, and adapting open educational resources (OER) for use in the classroom. Using OER in the classroom can increase student engagement with course material, lead to a higher retention rate, and ensure access to the reading on the first day of classes. An introduction and overview to the topic will be covered. Attendees should come away with a solid understanding of websites and tools catering to the topic which will help them in the future.


Data Management Planning: Two Very Important Pages, Michele Gibney Feb 2019

Data Management Planning: Two Very Important Pages, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney, a visiting PhD student in Scholarly Communication, currently in Kosovo as part of a Fulbright award, will cover the topics of creating and implementing a data management plan that adheres to funding requirements. Data management can be an important element in grant applications as well as being valuable for those without grants who produce data in the course of their research and want or need to share it for increasing dialogue in the field, reproducibility, or citation advantage. An introduction and overview to the topic will be covered. Attendees should come away with a solid understanding of websites and tools …