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Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii Dec 2012

Emerging Technologies: What's Around The Corner? And Why Should We Care?, Robert L. Nunez Ii

Robert L Nunez II

There are so many possibilities for what is right around the corner with technology. A number of the technologies that we take for granted now were originally called fads by many, so the begs the question "What is right around the corner and why should I care?"


The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky Dec 2012

The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

This presentation focuses on a highly successful and award winning course taught by a librarian/lecturer. It was specifically designed to serve the knowledge needs and aspirations of students, faculty, companies, publishers and the educational institution to which all these parties are connected. The unique manner in which the KM needs of the parties are met by establishing synergies is highlighted as well as how it is assessed.


Notes From The Field: 10 Short Lessons On One-Shot Instruction, Megan Oakleaf, Steven Hoover, Beth Woodard, Jennifer Corbin, Randy Hensley, Diana Wakimoto, Christopher V. Hollister, Debra Gilchrist, Michelle Millet, Patty Iannuzzi Dec 2012

Notes From The Field: 10 Short Lessons On One-Shot Instruction, Megan Oakleaf, Steven Hoover, Beth Woodard, Jennifer Corbin, Randy Hensley, Diana Wakimoto, Christopher V. Hollister, Debra Gilchrist, Michelle Millet, Patty Iannuzzi

Communications in Information Literacy

Librarians teach. It might not be what they planned to do when they entered the profession, or it may have been a secret hope all along. Either way, librarians teach, and one teaching scenario remains quintessential: the one-shot library instruction session. In recognition of the centrality of the "one-shot," this article shares several authors' "notes from the field." The notes provide a range of strategies for developing pedagogically sound one-shot library instruction sessions, grouped loosely into three categories: planning, delivery, and integration. The authors offer these insights in their own words in hopes that other teaching librarians may benefit from …


Information Literacy On The Web: How College Students Use Visual And Textual Cues To Assess Credibility On Health Websites, Katrina L. Pariera Dec 2012

Information Literacy On The Web: How College Students Use Visual And Textual Cues To Assess Credibility On Health Websites, Katrina L. Pariera

Communications in Information Literacy

One of the most important literacy skills in today's information society is the ability to determine the credibility of online information. Users sort through a staggering number of websites while discerning which will provide satisfactory information. In this study, 70 college students assessed the credibility of health websites with a low and high design quality, in either low or high credibility groups. The study's purpose was to understand if students relied more on textual or visual cues in determining credibility, and to understand if this affected their recall of those cues later. The results indicate that when viewing a high …


Teaching Matters: The Necessity And Challenge Of Teaching Information Ethics, Patrick P. Ragains Dec 2012

Teaching Matters: The Necessity And Challenge Of Teaching Information Ethics, Patrick P. Ragains

Communications in Information Literacy

This issue's column provides an overview of issues related to academic integrity in higher eduction.


Engineering Integration: Building A Quick And Effective Faculty Seminar, Kate Peterson, Jon Jeffryes Dec 2012

Engineering Integration: Building A Quick And Effective Faculty Seminar, Kate Peterson, Jon Jeffryes

Communications in Information Literacy

In the spring of 2010, the Science & Engineering Library of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities partnered with the Information Literacy Librarian and offered a faculty seminar to the College of Science and Engineering. The seminar's goals included 1.) refreshing and expanding faculty's knowledge of information and 21st century literacies and 2.) creating a community of faculty committed to developing student skills in finding, evaluating and synthesizing information in their academic coursework and into their professional careers. Overall, the seminar increased faculty understanding of services and expertise of the libraries, and 21st century literacies. It also developed and strengthened ties …


Rethinking Information Literacy In A Globalized World, Laurie Kutner, Alison Armstrong Dec 2012

Rethinking Information Literacy In A Globalized World, Laurie Kutner, Alison Armstrong

Communications in Information Literacy

As a profession, librarians have an important and unique role to play in higher education in producing information literate students equipped to be successful in a complex, twenty-first century global society. It is our contention that our guiding professional information literacy definitions and standards need to be reconsidered in order to remain relevant within the global learning context. Our preliminary conclusion is that the predominantly skills-based approach facilitated by the current ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, is not sufficient to facilitate teaching of twenty-first century "deep information literacy," which we feel encompasses additional content-based engagement with the …


Measuring The Impact Of Library Instruction On Freshmen Success And Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis, Jason M. Vance, Rachel Kirk, Justin G. Gardner Dec 2012

Measuring The Impact Of Library Instruction On Freshmen Success And Persistence: A Quantitative Analysis, Jason M. Vance, Rachel Kirk, Justin G. Gardner

Communications in Information Literacy

This study examines the relationship between formal library instruction and undergraduate student performance and persistence in higher education. Researchers analyzed two years of academic and demographic data collected from first-time freshmen at Middle Tennessee State University in an attempt to quantify the effect of librarian-led one-shot classroom instruction on students' grade point averages and their likelihood of returning to school for the sophomore year.


Collaboration And Problem-Based Learning: Integrating Information Literacy Into A Political Science Course, Peg Cook, Mary Barbara Walsh Dec 2012

Collaboration And Problem-Based Learning: Integrating Information Literacy Into A Political Science Course, Peg Cook, Mary Barbara Walsh

Communications in Information Literacy

This paper details the collaborative efforts of a reference librarian and a political science professor to seamlessly meld the study of politics with the acquisition of information literacy skills using a problem-based learning approach. Students in an introductory American Government class were engaged in a group project in which they acted as media consultants for the political candidate of their choice. Two information literacy sessions were embedded into the project. ACRL Information Literacy Standards were used to generate and assess performance outcomes. Student feedback, as well as pre-test and post-test results, indicate that a problem-based approach to enhancing information literacy …


Embedding Affective Learning Outcomes In Library Instruction, Ellysa Stern Cahoy, Robert Schroeder Dec 2012

Embedding Affective Learning Outcomes In Library Instruction, Ellysa Stern Cahoy, Robert Schroeder

Communications in Information Literacy

While information literacy in higher education has long been focused on cognitive learning outcomes, attention must be paid to students' affective, emotional needs throughout the research process. This article identifies models for embedding affective learning outcomes within information literacy instruction, and provides strategies to help librarians discover, articulate, and address students' self-efficacy, motivation, emotions and attitudes. Worksheets to assist in creating affective learning outcomes are included to bring structure to an area of learning that is often challenging to articulate and measure. Also included in the article are the results of a recent survey of instruction librarians' familiarity and inclusion …


Considering Information Literacy Skills And Needs: Designing Library Instruction For The Online Learner, Swapna Kumar, Marilyn Ochoa, Mary Edwards Dec 2012

Considering Information Literacy Skills And Needs: Designing Library Instruction For The Online Learner, Swapna Kumar, Marilyn Ochoa, Mary Edwards

Communications in Information Literacy

This paper reports on a library instruction needs assessment conducted with incoming doctoral students (n=34) in two online programs in education. The differences in the prior skills and experiences of the two groups highlighted the importance of both needs assessments and learner analysis as well as course- or program-specific instructional design in information literacy instruction for online students. Based on students' reported skills, education librarians structured both the content and format of instruction to help students succeed in online activities in the doctoral program.


Predictors Of Student's Attitudes Toward Science Literacy, Irina I. Holden Dec 2012

Predictors Of Student's Attitudes Toward Science Literacy, Irina I. Holden

Communications in Information Literacy

Being information and science literate are crucial in an age when scientific developments influence the political arena and vice versa. In order to become active and responsible citizens, students must understand such issues as global warming and stem cell research. Furthermore, they must be lifelong learners, capable of researching and educating themselves about new scientific developments. These are some of the complex issues that information literacy educators must address. This article reports on the results of a survey of student's attitudes towards science literacy and lifelong learning, and on variables associated with their attitudes. Most of the students' attitudes were …


Health & Wellness Page, Ilana A. Mesnard Dec 2012

Health & Wellness Page, Ilana A. Mesnard

Blogging the Library

Where is health on your priority list? Good health is crucial for all people, but especially for musicians (or athletes) who need their bodies in top performance shape. Musicians in the conservatory need to be aware of how to stay healthy. The purposes of the Health and Wellness Page are to promote good health, and to create awareness of reliable resources on healthy lifestyle choices as musicians. [excerpt]


Information Outlook, November/December 2012, Special Libraries Association Dec 2012

Information Outlook, November/December 2012, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2012

Volume 16, Issue 6


Straight Outta Cali: Adapting The Ucal Begin Research Tutorial For Asynchronous Instruction At Bennett College, Jeffrey M. Mortimore Nov 2012

Straight Outta Cali: Adapting The Ucal Begin Research Tutorial For Asynchronous Instruction At Bennett College, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Jeffrey M. Mortimore

This presentation was given during the North Carolina Library Association Instructional Design Lightning Round-Up.


The Future Of Digital Reference Services, James Gross Nov 2012

The Future Of Digital Reference Services, James Gross

James Gross

Drexel University, Info 740, Professor Alison Miller. This paper will discuss how reference librarians are embracing new online reference technologies, via the synchronous as well as asynchronous delivery, as they seek new ways and methods to meet the current and future information-seeking needs, of their online users.


Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences For First Year Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Claudia Lilie Nov 2012

Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences For First Year Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Claudia Lilie

Ann Marie Smeraldi

With only 55.5% of U.S. college students graduating with a bachelor’s degree within 6 years there is an obvious need for interventions that will help students adjust to college culture and teach learning habits that foster students’ abilities to persist to graduation. This presentation will illuminate the process of weaving together study skills, a common reading book and life on a college campus to design a cohesive first year seminar that facilitates student success.


Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences For First Year Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Claudia Lilie Nov 2012

Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences For First Year Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Claudia Lilie

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

With only 55.5% of U.S. college students graduating with a bachelor’s degree within 6 years there is an obvious need for interventions that will help students adjust to college culture and teach learning habits that foster students’ abilities to persist to graduation. This presentation will illuminate the process of weaving together study skills, a common reading book and life on a college campus to design a cohesive first year seminar that facilitates student success.


Teaching Information Literacy, Heather Jagman, Michele Shade Nov 2012

Teaching Information Literacy, Heather Jagman, Michele Shade

Heather Jagman

In this age of information abundance, do you wonder if your students have the skills to recognize the kind of information they need to complete assignments, and then to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively? In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how to integrate information literacy skills into assignments and teaching in support of DePaul’s new university learning goals and strategic plan. The team of presenters will highlight national information literacy standards, provide an overview the DePaul University Library’s information literacy instruction program, and illustrate ways in which faculty and the library have collaborated to target …


Library Impact Statement For Csc 524 Advanced Incident Response, Amanda Izenstark Nov 2012

Library Impact Statement For Csc 524 Advanced Incident Response, Amanda Izenstark

Amanda Izenstark

Library Impact Statement in response to new course proposal for CSC 524 Advaned Incident Response. New course was supported with no need for additional resources.


Library Impact Statement For Csc 420 Introduction To Information Assurance, Amanda Izenstark Nov 2012

Library Impact Statement For Csc 420 Introduction To Information Assurance, Amanda Izenstark

Amanda Izenstark

Library Impact Statement in response to new course proposal for CSC 420 Introduction to Information Assurance. New course was supported with no need for additional resources.


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


Classroom Observation, Kelly M. Fullerton Oct 2012

Classroom Observation, Kelly M. Fullerton

Blogging the Library

Besides lots of practice for the Book Cart Drill Team (we zombified shirts yesterday, get excited to see) the past few weeks have been mostly working at the Reference Desk and observing classroom sessions lead by other reference librarians. The desk has become more interesting as the semester goes on, and a lot harder. Students and faculty are asking me questions that I do not quite have the answer to yet, which is very challenging but I also like. I learn something myself trying to answer their questions, and it makes me feel smart when I do find information for …


Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2012

Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

Librarians have been lighting the way to college and career readiness for decades. With the implementation of the Common Core Standards on the horizon, school librarians have a fresh opportunity to breathe new life into their library instruction programs and enlighten students’ minds. During this session the presenter will compare the AASL and ACRL information literacy standards and illuminate their presence in the new Common Core. Using all three standards as a framework, the presenter will share lesson plans designed to teach high school students essential information literacy skills that will help them sparkle and shine in college and the …


Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2012

Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

Librarians have been lighting the way to college and career readiness for decades. With the implementation of the Common Core Standards on the horizon, school librarians have a fresh opportunity to breathe new life into their library instruction programs and enlighten students’ minds. During this session the presenter will compare the AASL and ACRL information literacy standards and illuminate their presence in the new Common Core. Using all three standards as a framework, the presenter will share lesson plans designed to teach high school students essential information literacy skills that will help them sparkle and shine in college and the …


Information Outlook, September/October 2012, Special Libraries Association Oct 2012

Information Outlook, September/October 2012, Special Libraries Association

Information Outlook, 2012

Volume 16, Issue 5


Nelig Meeting - September 28, 2012, New England Library Instruction Group Sep 2012

Nelig Meeting - September 28, 2012, New England Library Instruction Group

New England Library Instruction Group

NELIG quarterly meeting.


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

See presentation description.


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

See presentation description.


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

See presentation description.