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A Journey Through The Library, Anne Hays Adkison Oct 2023

A Journey Through The Library, Anne Hays Adkison

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This chapter describes core services in a library by imagining a narrative tour of the physical space of the library. Students are invited to download and print an accompanying zine, which takes them on a scavenger hunt through the library. By reading about core services and actively using these services, students will learn the basics of how to use their college library.

Topics covered include: the circulation desk, the reference desk, textbook reserves, the reference reading room, library computers, library archives, media services, exhibition spaces.


Lbsci 730 Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, And Access Oer Syllabus, Caitlin Colban-Waldron Oct 2023

Lbsci 730 Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, And Access Oer Syllabus, Caitlin Colban-Waldron

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LBSCI 730: Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, and Access is the first course in the core sequence for the Advanced Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. The key principles of this course represent the hierarchy of archival practice: access to archives is dependent on the description of archives, which in turn is dependent on the arrangement of archives.

This OER and companion site is both a course tool and an evergreen hub for resources. Students can return to it at any time to revisit readings, check resources, and …


Lbsci 717: Digital Humanities, S E. Hackney Jun 2023

Lbsci 717: Digital Humanities, S E. Hackney

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This is a syllabus for a graduate-level introductory course on the Digital Humanities, primarily aimed at LIS students.


Using Zines In The Classroom And How To Make A Single Page Booklet Zine, Anne Hays Adkison Jun 2023

Using Zines In The Classroom And How To Make A Single Page Booklet Zine, Anne Hays Adkison

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This OER includes an introductory essay, "Some Thoughts on Teaching with Zines in the College Classroom," which discusses three ways one could use zines. 1. teach about zines, 2, create a zine to share information with your students, 3. ask your students to make a zine. At the end of the essay, there are screenshots of the pages of a mini-zine that teach the reader (that's you!) how to make a zine out of a single sheet of paper. Finally, the last page is a printable zine, which you can fold up and cut with your newfound skills, and hand …


Evaluating Sources - Laguardia Cc Library, Ian Mcdermott Mar 2022

Evaluating Sources - Laguardia Cc Library, Ian Mcdermott

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This presentation is used with students for evaluating sources. It covers the differences between popular, scholarly, and news articles. The information cycle is used to inform students about how and why topics are covered in different publications. The presentation ends with an activity where students read a snippet from a publication and are asked to guess the source.


Health Sciences First Year Seminar Library Lesson Plan (Hsf90), Ian Mcdermott Jan 2022

Health Sciences First Year Seminar Library Lesson Plan (Hsf90), Ian Mcdermott

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This lesson plan, and accompanying slides, is for the library instruction session for HSF90, LaGuardia Community College's health sciences first year seminar course. The lesson details the importance of college-level research for students who will enter various health sciences professions. The lesson also covers the importance of citation in academic research, covering what to cite and how to do it using library subscription databases.


Research In The Digital Age, Sarah B. Cohn Jan 2022

Research In The Digital Age, Sarah B. Cohn

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Syllabus for LIB 10000: Research in the Digital Age. Spring 2022.


The Cost Of Research, Zeineb Yousif, Brittany Fischer Oct 2021

The Cost Of Research, Zeineb Yousif, Brittany Fischer

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This OER contains the materials to adapt 'The Cost of Research' display created as part of Chester Fritz Library's programming for the 2021 Open Access Week. It demonstrates how much it would cost a reader without access to institutional resources to obtain the research underlying a single short academic article. It also looks at how much it would cost to flip those same resources to open access based off their publishers' current APC charges. This display could best be used as part of educational programming focusing on the economics of scholarly publishing.


Oer: Getting Started, Eleta Exline Aug 2020

Oer: Getting Started, Eleta Exline

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No abstract provided.


Reflection Toolkit: Strategies For Facilitating Reflection In The Classroom, Meghmala Tarafdar, Elizabeth Digiorgio, Alison Cimino, Sebastian Murolo, Miseon Kim, Ilse Schrynemakers Nov 2019

Reflection Toolkit: Strategies For Facilitating Reflection In The Classroom, Meghmala Tarafdar, Elizabeth Digiorgio, Alison Cimino, Sebastian Murolo, Miseon Kim, Ilse Schrynemakers

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This Reflection Toolkit, compiled by the faculty inquiry group (FIG), includes classroom strategies for integrating reflection into one's existing syllabi. The lesson plans highlight how to encourage effective student reflections.The toolkit includes best practices to facilitate reflection in classes across the disciplines in the context of a variety of student-centered activities (including group-work, online learning, and interactive modules).


Research 101 Certificate Program Materials Fall 2018, Neera Mohess Jan 2019

Research 101 Certificate Program Materials Fall 2018, Neera Mohess

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This document lists the materials used in administering the Research 101 Certificate Program for the Fall 2018 semester at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.


Reading A Scholarly Publication, Silvia L. Lin Hanick Aug 2018

Reading A Scholarly Publication, Silvia L. Lin Hanick

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LIF 101, Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities

This assignment was designed to reintroduce students to library resources and to give students an opportunity to examine scholarly publications in parts and in detail, without the pressure of using the article in a formal research paper, or having to understand the entire article.

To prepare for this assignment, we started class with a writing exercise to answer, “what makes something scholarly?” All responses were written on the board; together we identified common ideas that came up more than once. I added to their responses with a short lecture about the information …


Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3010 (Digital Traces: Memory In An Online World), Jessica Wagner Webster Aug 2018

Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3010 (Digital Traces: Memory In An Online World), Jessica Wagner Webster

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This course will help students think critically about how our society uses digital archives. Students will learn about different kinds of digital materials prevalent in our society (such as photos, data sets, and social media), and explore how the obsolescence or longevity of digital records impacts academic scholarship, government, journalism, and personal recordkeeping.


Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3065 (Research Methods And Resources For Writers), Christopher Tuthill Aug 2018

Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3065 (Research Methods And Resources For Writers), Christopher Tuthill

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This course explores the theoretical and practical impact of information research on writing. Students develop proficiency in evaluating, identifying, and using relevant print and web sources to locate business, government, biographic, political, social and statistical information necessary for in-depth journalistic reportage and other forms of research and writing.


Rsd7: Researcher Skill Development Framework (Us English Edition), John Willison, Kerry O'Regan, Sara K. Kuhn Jul 2018

Rsd7: Researcher Skill Development Framework (Us English Edition), John Willison, Kerry O'Regan, Sara K. Kuhn

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Created by John Willison and Kerry O'Regan.

www.rsd.edu.au

Adapted for the US context by Sara K. Kuhn.

"The seven-level Researcher Skill Development framework extends the RSD's original 5 levels of student autonomy to include the degree of autonomy required for a successful research career. It therefore addresses not only students, but also early, middle and late career researchers. This involves the extension of the same facets of inquiry that appear in the original RSD framework to include two higher levels: 6 and 7." -- https://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/framework/rsd7/

For more information, see: Willison, J., & O’Regan, K. (2007). Commonly known, commonly not known, …


Researcher Skill Development Framework (Us English Edition), John Willison, Kerry O'Regan, Sara K. Kuhn Jul 2018

Researcher Skill Development Framework (Us English Edition), John Willison, Kerry O'Regan, Sara K. Kuhn

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Created by John Willison and Kerry O'Regan.

www.rsd.edu.au

Adapted for the US context by Sara K. Kuhn.

"Research Skill Development (RSD) is about making explicit and coherent in regular university coursework the incremental attainment of research skills in a specific discipline. In the RSD, there are six facets of the research process, identified from the literature and modified according to Bloom’s taxonomy and our experiences of using the framework in the disciplines. The meaning of ‘research’ in this context is: students actively finding information new to themselves. Underlying this notion is the ‘degree of knowness’ of knowledge: whether research involves …


Writing Effective Annotated Bibliographies Using Blackboard’S Discussion Board [Library], Derek Stadler May 2018

Writing Effective Annotated Bibliographies Using Blackboard’S Discussion Board [Library], Derek Stadler

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This assignment is the midterm for the one-credit course LRC103, a library instruction course that teaches analytical thinking, problem-solving, and information literacy skills necessary for academic research and digital citizenship. It is aligned with LaGuardia’s Inquiry and Problem Solving Core Competency and Digital Communication Ability rubrics. This assignment was peer reviewed and revised in the “Learning Matters: The Pedagogy of the Digital Ability” CTL seminar in 2017-2018. In the seminar, my work was reviewed by each of the participants as well as the leaders. I used their feedback to revise the assignment. In this sense, the seminar not only helped …


Teaching Occupational Outlook Handbook For Students In Career Development: A Lesson Plan, Junli Diao Feb 2018

Teaching Occupational Outlook Handbook For Students In Career Development: A Lesson Plan, Junli Diao

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This lesson plan is designed for a 60-minute information literacy class to teach students who are taking SD110 (Student Development 110) at York College, City University of New York. The goal of this class is to facilitate SD110 students to effectively engage themselves in finding and evaluating information regarding career and vocational development.


Two Revised Cases Designed For Case-Based-Learning In Bio 201, Junli Diao Jan 2018

Two Revised Cases Designed For Case-Based-Learning In Bio 201, Junli Diao

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No abstract provided.


Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3040 (Information And Society), Kimmy Szeto Jan 2018

Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Lib 3040 (Information And Society), Kimmy Szeto

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LIB 3040 Information and Society. 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100. This course examines the nature, production, value and uses of information in historical perspective; the latest development in information technology; the ways information is produced and disseminated and how they affect business, politics, media, science, arts and culture; the growth of the “information society;” and major information policy issues. (Cross-listed with COM 3040 and PAF 3040)


The Value Of Libraries And Identifying Information Needs [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick Oct 2017

The Value Of Libraries And Identifying Information Needs [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in LIF 101 – Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities who attend a 1-hour library session. The focus of this session and assignment is “information.”

Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. This session will help students engage with these values, positioning the library as a welcoming and accessible space, librarians as guides and translators of modern information landscapes, and library resources as a way to participate in disciplinary conversations and …


Cultural Competency In Health Sciences [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick Oct 2017

Cultural Competency In Health Sciences [Library], Silvia L. Lin Hanick

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in HSF 090- Health Sciences who attend a 1-hour library session. The focus of this session and assignment is “research as inquiry.”

Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field. Students will practice this iterative process by experimenting with the trial and error necessary in the research process as they repeat and refine their searches. They will be encouraged to explore the way cultural competence changes depending on their field or topic focus.

This session will …


Exploring Careers And Industry Problems [Library], Galina Letnikova Oct 2017

Exploring Careers And Industry Problems [Library], Galina Letnikova

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in ECF 090- Engineering and Computer Science who attend a 1-hour library session. This session will give students the chance to develop integrative learning skills by connecting their prospective field with academic research.

LaGuardia’s Core Competencies and Communication Abilities

Main Course Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be introduced to the concept of library academic resources
  • Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of information


Evaluating Reliability In Resources [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Evaluating Reliability In Resources [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in CJF 101 Criminal Justice who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Integrative and Global Learning core competencies.

This session seeks to introduce students to critical evaluation as the important skill that involves questioning different elements of an information resource to determine its authority on the topic it addresses. Students will practice this process by engaging in a discussion about the reliability of a specific resource. They will be encouraged to contribute to an in depth evaluation of a resource as a group.

This session will give students the …


Library Science Strategies For Natural Sciences [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Library Science Strategies For Natural Sciences [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in NSF 100 Natural Sciences who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative core competencies in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration.”

Strategy and exploration are the keys to effective research. Students often mistake academic research as similar to “Googling.” This session will stress the importance of mastering the research process in an academic context. It will encourage students to become familiar with the diverse tools and resources provided by the library.

This session will give students a quick outline of …


Concept Mapping For Focused Paper Topics [Library], Ian Mcdermott Oct 2017

Concept Mapping For Focused Paper Topics [Library], Ian Mcdermott

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This assignment was developed for students in SYF 101 Psychology who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving core competency in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration” and the Integrative Learning core competency in terms of analyzing “Scholarship as a Conversation.”

In the first of two parts, this session will focus on building subject knowledge and finding background information in encyclopedias. Students will learn how encyclopedias can offer different perspectives on the same topic; they will also create an APA citation for an encyclopedia entry. In order to gain …


Library Science Strategies For Liberal Arts: Math And Science [Library], Christopher Mchale Oct 2017

Library Science Strategies For Liberal Arts: Math And Science [Library], Christopher Mchale

Open Educational Resources

This assignment was developed for students in LMF 101- Math and Science who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative core competencies in terms of exposing students to “Searching as Strategic Exploration.”

Strategy and exploration are the keys to effective research. Students often mistake academic research as similar to “Googling.” This session will stress the importance of mastering the research process in an academic context. It will encourage students to become familiar with the diverse tools and resources provided by the library.

This session will give students a quick outline …


Profiling The Global Impact Of A Company [Library], Steven Ovadia Oct 2017

Profiling The Global Impact Of A Company [Library], Steven Ovadia

Open Educational Resources

This assignment, as part of a 1-hour library session, was developed for students in BTF 101- Business. The Inquiry and Problem, Integrative Learning, and Global Learning core competencies inform the content of the session. Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops. Business research frequently relies on using often-expensive information products to gain or protect some sort of market advantage or position. This lesson will introduce students to the idea that information is a valuable and essential tool for …


The University Of New Hampshire Open Educational Resources Survey, Tracy Keirns, Sean P. Mckinley Apr 2017

The University Of New Hampshire Open Educational Resources Survey, Tracy Keirns, Sean P. Mckinley

Open Educational Resources

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted a survey of UNH faculty members about their usage, understanding, and needs from the University's Open Educational Resources (OER) program. An email invitation to complete the internet survey was sent to one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight (1,888) UNH faculty members in March 2017. Overall, 437 faculty members responded to the survey, yielding a response rate of 23%. This report includes figures summarizing the survey results; detailed tabular results may be found in Appendix A, Appendix B contains the open-ended responses, and Appendix C contains the survey instrument.


Wikiwomen's Edit-A-Thon: Creating A New Article, Megan Wacha Mar 2017

Wikiwomen's Edit-A-Thon: Creating A New Article, Megan Wacha

Open Educational Resources

This handout was developed for the WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at Queens College held on March 29, 2017. Attendees created and edit articles about women, women of color, and particularly women in dance, literature, visual arts and music.

The event was co-sponsored by Wikimedia New York City, Queens College's Center for Teaching and Learning, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance, Godwin-Ternback Museum, Queens College Music Library, Rosenthal Library, and Writing at Queens College.