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Looking Ahead: Incorporating Ai In Mlis Competencies, Souvick Ghosh, Denise Mccoy May 2024

Looking Ahead: Incorporating Ai In Mlis Competencies, Souvick Ghosh, Denise Mccoy

School of Information Student Research Journal

Libraries have long been essential for democratizing knowledge and providing reliable information, extending their services to meet diverse community needs, including educational programs and internet access (Pawley, 2022; Freudenberger, 2022). Librarians, as custodians of information and culture, possess core competencies in information organization, digital literacy, and research skills. The San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) aims to educate professionals who significantly impact global communities through high-quality education, research, and technology innovation. This article examines the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at SJSU iSchool, focusing on the evolution of its 14 core competencies to incorporate …


Designing Research Assignments That Enhance Student Research Skills, Kathleen Oakey May 2024

Designing Research Assignments That Enhance Student Research Skills, Kathleen Oakey

Books & Chapters

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I have worked as an academic librarian at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada for the past 13 years. In my role, I help International and domestic students find, evaluate, and use information sources ethically for their research assignments.

This handbook is the culmination of an 8-month sabbatical project to create an open educational resource that supports research assignment design at post-secondary institutions in Ontario.


Assessing The Impact Of Library Orientations On Student Engagement And Academic Success, Shivanand Mulimani Apr 2024

Assessing The Impact Of Library Orientations On Student Engagement And Academic Success, Shivanand Mulimani

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates the influence of library orientations on student engagement and academic success within higher education settings. Using a mixed-methods approach involving surveys, interviews, and academic performance metrics, the research explores the correlation between participation in library orientations and students' familiarity with resources, research skills, and confidence in navigating scholarly databases. Findings indicate a positive relationship between attending orientations and improved academic performance, emphasizing the pivotal role of these programs in enhancing information literacy and shaping students' academic experiences positively. Recommendations include tailored, interactive, and ongoing orientation programs aligned with evolving student needs, aiming to optimize engagement and achievement …


Use Of Search Engines As Predictors Of Research Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools: A Case Study Of South-West, Nigeria, Ayansewa Adeleke Adedeji Jan 2023

Use Of Search Engines As Predictors Of Research Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools: A Case Study Of South-West, Nigeria, Ayansewa Adeleke Adedeji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Research skills have become so imperative that it is not only needed to write technical research documents like dissertations and theses, but it is also needed after postgraduate studies for research productivity as well as for research and development. Information resources are highly needed when conducting research, which is an indication that the ability to use information resources like search engines could influence research skills. This study examines the use of search engines by postgraduate students in selected library schools in South-West, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design of the correlational type was adopted for this study. The population comprises …


Role Of School Libraries In Sharpening 21st Century Skills Of Students, Rajesh Patel, Anitha B. Jan 2022

Role Of School Libraries In Sharpening 21st Century Skills Of Students, Rajesh Patel, Anitha B.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Students as the human capital need to be empowered for the socio- economic development of our country. The pace with which the world is moving accelerates the need for a proactive outlay to evolve a strong, energetic and buoyant kind of learners who can meet the challenges in life and work. The skills required for the future workforce are totally different from what our students are acquiring now. Libraries, as an integral part of our educational system, can contribute much towards skill development, especially in schools. School libraries are centres where students can develop their skills through self- paced learning …


Bibliometric Analysis Of Researchers’ Competencies Through Web Of Science, Muhammad Abbas Ganaee, Shamshad Ahmed, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Ayesha Gulzar Mar 2021

Bibliometric Analysis Of Researchers’ Competencies Through Web Of Science, Muhammad Abbas Ganaee, Shamshad Ahmed, Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Ayesha Gulzar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Universities and institutes of higher education produce researchers and scholars who can find the solutions to the problems in their fields of studies. Researchers belonging to any academic discipline should have certain competencies and skills to conduct a valuable research. This study uses the Bibliometric method to investigate the literature published on researchers’ competencies, not limited to any specific subject. The query to search literature on research competencies was run on Web of Science and 5,716 results were analyzed. A comparison of pattern of publications and citations year wise was presented from 1905 to 2020. The study reveals that most …


The Extent Of Postgraduate History Students’ Library Use And Research Skills, Frances Jumoke Oloidi, Hero Usiomoefo Obasuyi, Ogechukwu Vivian Amanambu, Blessing Chisom Umeano Jan 2021

The Extent Of Postgraduate History Students’ Library Use And Research Skills, Frances Jumoke Oloidi, Hero Usiomoefo Obasuyi, Ogechukwu Vivian Amanambu, Blessing Chisom Umeano

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The impact of the academic library on education and research cannot be overemphasized. It serves as a mainstay for all institutions of learning and research powerhouse for students and faculty. This study investigated the extent of postgraduate history students’ library use and research skills in state and federal universities in Nigeria. A total of 170 postgraduate history students from state and federal universities were selected using a random sampling method to ascertain the extent to which postgraduate history students use the library and research skills. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire titled extent of postgraduate history students’ library use …


Sharpgrads: Development And Assessment Of A Research Skills Workshop Program For Graduate Students At The University Of South Carolina, Stacy L. Winchester, Amie D. Freeman Nov 2020

Sharpgrads: Development And Assessment Of A Research Skills Workshop Program For Graduate Students At The University Of South Carolina, Stacy L. Winchester, Amie D. Freeman

Faculty and Staff Publications

INTRODUCTION Academic libraries are placing increasing emphasis on the provision of instruction for graduate students in non-traditional research skills and competencies such as scholarly communication concepts, data management and visualization, and text mining. Since proficiency in these concepts is often expected of graduate students but training may not be offered in the classroom, the library is a natural home for such instruction. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM Librarians at the University of South Carolina created a two-day workshop series for graduate students called SHARPGrads. This paper describes the planning process, survey method used to develop and assess the program, and findings obtained …


Expanding Campus Peer-To-Peer Teaching & Learning: The Peer Scholars Program, Alexa Carter Mar 2020

Expanding Campus Peer-To-Peer Teaching & Learning: The Peer Scholars Program, Alexa Carter

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

In response to a growing need for training in advanced research and professional workplace skills, a team of research librarians at the NC State University Libraries have developed a platform to engage and enhance the expertise of early-career researchers on campus. The Peer Scholars Program offers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars a paid practical experience in creating and delivering effective instruction on core and emerging research skills to their peers. Participants are invited to suggest topics for library talks or workshops and partner with research librarians to develop and deliver interactive and engaging sessions in an informal teaching setting. Topics …


One Workshop, Many Locations: Meeting The Needs Of Both On-Campus And Distance Students, Lisa Becksford Mar 2020

One Workshop, Many Locations: Meeting The Needs Of Both On-Campus And Distance Students, Lisa Becksford

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

The diverse needs of graduate students can be difficult to gauge, and even when their needs are known, it can be difficult to develop programming that meets the needs of graduate students across disciplines and program levels. In spring 2018, a needs assessment survey was conducted by the graduate librarian at a large, comprehensive public university with graduate students at multiple campus locations. Based on respondents’ articulated needs for additional help in data management, research skills, scholarly publishing, and citation management, a workshop series, Research Tools for Graduate Students, was launched in fall 2019. The series sought to provide graduate …


The Struggle Is Real: Helping First-Year And Transfer Students Develop Fundamental Research Skills, Renee Montgomery, Christina C. Wray Feb 2020

The Struggle Is Real: Helping First-Year And Transfer Students Develop Fundamental Research Skills, Renee Montgomery, Christina C. Wray

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Starting at a new University or College can be exciting and challenging. However, first-year and transfer students may struggle with fundamental research skills, which are not explicitly taught in the classroom. Libraries are in the perfect position to fill this gap. This workshop will explore how to develop an online research skill building series using the University of Central Florida’s experiences with their Research Tips Tuesdays program. The presenters will share how they identified student needs, built campus partnerships and utilized web conferencing software to meet students where they are and when they need it most. At the completion of …


What’S Up Doc? Transforming Information Literacy Instruction With Documentary Films, Carrie Dunham-Lagree Jan 2020

What’S Up Doc? Transforming Information Literacy Instruction With Documentary Films, Carrie Dunham-Lagree

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2013

No abstract provided.


Skills For Law Librarian In The Digital Era., Perumal Ramasamy Sep 2019

Skills For Law Librarian In The Digital Era., Perumal Ramasamy

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Law library is laboratory for lawyers, budding lawyers and Law faculties in the Law colleges. Collection development policy is based on user’s requirement. Law library collection consists of both print and non-print materials. The librarian who is working in the library needs to have skills like curation, leadership, subject knowledge in Law, research skill, technological skills, discipline to maintain the library and friendliness with users. In this paper the author explains the skills required for the law librarian in the digital era.


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

Research 101 Certificate Program Materials Fall 2018, Neera Mohess

Open Educational Resources

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.


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

Sara Kuhn

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

Sara Kuhn

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 …


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

Open Educational Resources

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

Open Educational Resources

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 …


Research Skills, Ict Application And Sustainable Library Development, Adekoya Clement Ola Jun 2018

Research Skills, Ict Application And Sustainable Library Development, Adekoya Clement Ola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated research skills, ICT application and sustainable library development. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study was 142 librarians working in the university libraries of twelve universities in South-west, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique and total enumeration sampling technique were employed for the study. Data were collected using well-structured questionnaire. Six research questions were raised and three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Pearson-Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The findings of the study revealed that: sustainable library development was primary to librarians; librarians exhibited high need for research skills that …


Exercising Research Skills: An Information Literacy Boot Camp For Religious Studies Graduate Assistants, Stephanie Shreffler, Heidi Gauder Jun 2018

Exercising Research Skills: An Information Literacy Boot Camp For Religious Studies Graduate Assistants, Stephanie Shreffler, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

Instructional librarians at the University of Dayton collaborated with a religious studies graduate program to offer a three-day information literacy workshop, or “boot camp,” to the program's graduate research assistants. The graduate program had found that the assistants' research skills did not meet the expectations of their faculty mentors, and the workshop sought to address these deficiencies. With input from the religious studies faculty, the workshop focused on catalog and database searching, Boolean logic, primary sources, and the Chicago citation style. The librarians incorporated active learning exercises into each workshop session. Assessment of the workshop suggested that the assistants gained …


Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder Oct 2017

Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder

Heidi Gauder

To improve the quality of semester-long policy projects of upper-division political science students, a faculty member and research librarian collaborated to reframe the assignment in hopes of improving students’ research skills and information literacy, revising the traditional one-way model of faculty sending students to the library to get information. The outcomes over the course of two semesters have been promising. Citations in two sets of student papers showed a remarkable increase in the number and quality of sources used. This suggests that when faculty work with librarians throughout the semester, such collaboration can improve students’ information literacy and thus their …


Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder Oct 2017

Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder

Michelle Pautz

To improve the quality of semester-long policy projects of upper-division political science students, a faculty member and research librarian collaborated to reframe the assignment in hopes of improving students’ research skills and information literacy, revising the traditional one-way model of faculty sending students to the library to get information. The outcomes over the course of two semesters have been promising. Citations in two sets of student papers showed a remarkable increase in the number and quality of sources used. This suggests that when faculty work with librarians throughout the semester, such collaboration can improve students’ information literacy and thus their …


Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder Oct 2017

Undergraduate Research Needs: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Improve Information Literacy In Policy Papers, Michelle C. Pautz, Heidi Gauder

Political Science Faculty Publications

To improve the quality of semester-long policy projects of upper-division political science students, a faculty member and research librarian collaborated to reframe the assignment in hopes of improving students’ research skills and information literacy, revising the traditional one-way model of faculty sending students to the library to get information. The outcomes over the course of two semesters have been promising. Citations in two sets of student papers showed a remarkable increase in the number and quality of sources used. This suggests that when faculty work with librarians throughout the semester, such collaboration can improve students’ information literacy and thus their …


Library E-Learning Tools: Developing Student Research Skills, Erin Davis, Teagan Eastman May 2017

Library E-Learning Tools: Developing Student Research Skills, Erin Davis, Teagan Eastman

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Going Beyond The One-Shot: Spiraling Information Literacy Across Four Year, Shawna E. Egan, Alan Witt, Shawna M. Chartier Mar 2017

Going Beyond The One-Shot: Spiraling Information Literacy Across Four Year, Shawna E. Egan, Alan Witt, Shawna M. Chartier

Milne Library

Many institutions overwhelm the first year seminar with “one-shot” library instruction sessions, which are not necessarily linked to any form of assignment or assessment. So how can librarians maintain information literacy instruction throughout a student's academic career? Data collected by the Rivier University librarians showcases the ability to implement information literacy more effectively by streamlining and leveling it out over a four-year period.


Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons Oct 2016

Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The ever-evolving digital resources in multiple types and formats have introduced numerous opportunities for enhanced teaching-and-learning environments focused on student–driven activities. Many of these strategies have already been implemented at educational institutions throughout the world.

This presentation will demonstrate how blended learning pedagogies in a library’s one-shot and for-credit courses cultivate research and critical thinking skills. The presenter will discuss how to customize library instruction for diverse student populations who have a complex history of multiple learning styles and varying literacy levels.

The presenter will describe several strategies that activate prior knowledge so that building new knowledge is seamlessly organic. …


Library Newsletter (Fall 2016), Holy Cross Libraries Sep 2016

Library Newsletter (Fall 2016), Holy Cross Libraries

Holy Cross Libraries Newsletters

Announcements and other items of interest related to the services offered by the libraries at the College of the Holy Cross.


A Pragmatic And Flexible Approach To Information Literacy: Findings From A Three-Year Study Of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Barbara Junisbai, M. Sara Lowe, Natalie Tagge Jan 2016

A Pragmatic And Flexible Approach To Information Literacy: Findings From A Three-Year Study Of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Barbara Junisbai, M. Sara Lowe, Natalie Tagge

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

While faculty often express dismay at their students’ ability to locate and evaluate secondary sources, they may also be ambivalent about how to (and who should) teach the skills required to carry out quality undergraduate research. This project sought to assess the impact of programmatic changes and librarian course integration on students’ information literacy (IL) skills. Using an IL rubric to score student papers (n=337) over three consecutive first-year student cohorts, our study shows that when faculty collaborate with librarians to foster IL competencies, the result is a statistically significant improvement in students’ demonstrated research skills. Our study also reveals …


I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson Dec 2015

I Need Help Finding It: Understanding The Benefits Of Research Skill Acquisition In Competitive Forensics, Jessica L. Furgerson

Speaker & Gavel

Research skill acquisition is an invaluable but under explored benefit of forensics participation. Although coaches, students, and administrators acknowledge that participants gain research skills via forensics, little is known about what these skills are and how they specifically benefit students. This paper isolates three specific research dimensions students learn while participating in competitive speech and debate: locating, examining, and applying source mate-rial. Connections are then drawn between these dimensions and the attainment of high level learning resulting in the creation of educational outcomes related to research skill acquisition via forensics. Understanding the process and importance of research skill acquisition is …


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Western Libraries Presentations

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves as …