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Using Free & Open Tools: A Holistic Selection Process Centered On Digital Literacy, Tim Miller 2019 Humboldt State University

Using Free & Open Tools: A Holistic Selection Process Centered On Digital Literacy, Tim Miller

Digital Initiatives Symposium

This session will cover free and open tools as well as teaching strategies for creating and implementing digital/web literacy and digital media instruction. The session will also be useful for people looking for free and open tools for their own projects, including how to get started and how to learn necessary new skills. Considerations such as terms of use, privacy, accessibility and licensing can be as or more important than functionality. Additionally, adopting open tools can advance conversations about open licensing which, in turn, can promote the application of creative commons and public domain licenses to appropriate works. Knowing ...


Re-Engage Your Instruction Team Today, Jolene Cole 2019 Georgia College

Re-Engage Your Instruction Team Today, Jolene Cole

Jolene Cole

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 ...


Towards A Biblical Foundation For A Philosophy Of Librarianship, Terry Dwain Robertson 2019 Andrews University

Towards A Biblical Foundation For A Philosophy Of Librarianship, Terry Dwain Robertson

Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives

Within the discipline of library science, there are two themes that speak to both the philosophy of librarianship and that intersect with biblical teaching. These are “documentality” and “information literacy.” Both themes within the librarianship context emerge from and speak to the metanarratives of contemporary culture, particularly as they pertain to higher education. Documentality embraces the social values and practices underpinning the reification and commodification of human communication, from the mind of the author to publication, to distribution, to access. Information literacy, in turn, engages the social values and practices of the individual reader engaging with these authored products. Though ...


Leveraging Visual Literacy To Engage And Orient First-Year College Students In The Library, Melissa Clark 2019 Stephen F. Austin State University

Leveraging Visual Literacy To Engage And Orient First-Year College Students In The Library, Melissa Clark

Library Faculty and Staff Presentations

Too often incoming students leave library orientation sessions feeling overwhelmed and overstressed, which results in the library becoming one more intimidating obstacle to them. However, this does not need to be the case. Visual literacy and visual culture can be leveraged to engage students and improve library orientation sessions.


Audience Analysis: Learning About Student Motivations And Instructional Preferences, Krista Reynolds 2019 Concordia University - Portland

Audience Analysis: Learning About Student Motivations And Instructional Preferences, Krista Reynolds

Krista Reynolds

The energy level in the room is high. Students work together diligently, examining their computer screens and sharing ideas to try to solve a problem. When the instructor asks them to share their findings, several students raise their hands and offer insightful observations. After the session is over, a couple of students take the time to tell the instructor the value of what they learned in class and how helpful it will be to them. This scenario is what we instructors strive for—that our students will be engaged in our sessions and leave feeling their time was well-spent.


2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch 2019 Santa Clara University

2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch

Nicole Branch

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget & Library staffing
  • Space changes
  • Open Access & Social Justice

Lev Rickards, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Support for Open Access
  • Allocating the Collections & Access Budget
  • Archives & Special Collections

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Assessment Projects
  • New Initiatives
  • Instruction


Open Education Week @ Gettysburg College 2019, Lauren Ashley Bradford 2019 Gettysburg College

Open Education Week @ Gettysburg College 2019, Lauren Ashley Bradford

Musselman Library Staff Publications

During Open Education Week 2019, Musselman Library's Department of Scholarly Communications educated the campus community about issues of textbook affordability and about the development of Open Educational Resources. This poster provides basic information about what Open Education is and how it is a response to the high cost of course materials, which creates barriers for many students who cannot afford to purchase their books. Open Education seeks to create equitable access to all course materials and transform traditional ideas about pedagogy.


Chinese College Students' Health Information Seeking Behavior: Implications For Academic Libraries, Yanxia Shi, Lili Luo 2019 Shanxi University

Chinese College Students' Health Information Seeking Behavior: Implications For Academic Libraries, Yanxia Shi, Lili Luo

Faculty Publications

In 2016, Zexi Wei, a 21-year old Chinese college student died after receiving experimental treatment for synovial sarcoma at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps. He learned about this treatment from a promoted result on the Chinese search engine Baidu (the equivalent of Google in China), and ultimately discovered that the hospital had misled patients by providing fraudulent information about the treatment's success rate. Wei's death prompted Chinese regulators to investigate Baidu's advertising practices, and drew widespread attention from the public about the ill-regulated practices of online dissemination of health information. As academic librarians ...


Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - March 2019, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library 2019 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letter - March 2019, George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

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Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky 2019 Purdue University

Thoughts On Patents And Information Literacy, Dave Zwicky

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Patents are an under-used information source, in part because of an often-narrow focus by patent librarians on the tools and techniques of patentability searching. This approach can ignore a range of potential applications of patent information, using patents in their contexts as technical, design, historical, legal, and commercial documents. This paper suggests the adoption of a flexible approach, viewing patents and patent information in the greater context of information literacy, including that of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, more commonly known as the ACRL Framework.


Teaching Students To Critically Read Digital Images: A Visual Literacy Approach Using The Dig Method, Dana Statton Thompson 2019 Murray State University

Teaching Students To Critically Read Digital Images: A Visual Literacy Approach Using The Dig Method, Dana Statton Thompson

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

This innovative teaching idea, the Digital Image Guide (DIG) Method, addresses the pressing need to develop visual pedagogies in the university classroom by providing a technique for students to use to critically read digital images. This article also introduces the concept of shallow and deep images. It then explains the difference between the two types of images and how to use the DIG Method to dig deeper in order to understand deep images. By utilizing the DIG Method, students can learn to analyze, interpret, evaluate and comprehend images found on social media sites and around the web, increasing their visual ...


Chinese College Students' Health Information Seeking Behavior: Implications For Academic Libraries, Yanxia Shi, Lili Luo 2019 Shanxi University

Chinese College Students' Health Information Seeking Behavior: Implications For Academic Libraries, Yanxia Shi, Lili Luo

Lili Luo

In 2016, Zexi Wei, a 21-year old Chinese college student died after receiving experimental treatment for synovial sarcoma at the Second Hospital of the Beijing Armed Police Corps. He learned about this treatment from a promoted result on the Chinese search engine Baidu (the equivalent of Google in China), and ultimately discovered that the hospital had misled patients by providing fraudulent information about the treatment's success rate. Wei's death prompted Chinese regulators to investigate Baidu's advertising practices, and drew widespread attention from the public about the ill-regulated practices of online dissemination of health information. As academic librarians ...


Analogies And Comparisons For Stm Data Bodies, Phillip M. Cunio, Brien Flewelling 2019 ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.

Analogies And Comparisons For Stm Data Bodies, Phillip M. Cunio, Brien Flewelling

Space Traffic Management Conference

Space Traffic Management (STM) has already demonstrated its potential to be extremely data-intensive. The large number of objects on orbit today, if observed constantly throughout their lifetimes, could produce a staggeringly large number of observations that might in turn generate large numbers of orbits. Orbit data with a lengthy time history can be used to produce estimates of maneuver frequency, susceptibility to natural forces such as drag, and (if combined with photometric data) assessments of behavioral patterns of life.

A future of mega-constellations and a growing number of nations and organizations with assets on orbit would make it likely that ...


The Four Factors Of Fair Use, Sarah P. Appedu 2019 Gettysburg College

The Four Factors Of Fair Use, Sarah P. Appedu

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This poster was created in a collaborative effort by Musselman Library’s Copyright Committee as part of a display for Fair Use Week 2019. The poster was intended to get viewers to think about the 4 factors of fair use in the context of fan fiction and was paired with an interactive quiz game applying the four factors to a series of court cases over creators' uses of copyrighted work.

To take our quiz and see if you can determine whether each case is or is not an example of fair use, visit our Fair Use Week 2019 interactive website.


Open Access Archives In The Music Classroom; Examining Primary Sources And Information Privilege, Taylor Greene 2019 Chapman University

Open Access Archives In The Music Classroom; Examining Primary Sources And Information Privilege, Taylor Greene

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

The Performing Arts Librarian at Chapman University incorporated open access archives into his Music Information Literacy course in order to accomplish several learning objectives: a) introduce students to recognizing the importance of primary sources; b) interact with open access archival resources; and c) create an opportunity to discuss information privilege. This discussion takes inspiration from the “Information Has Value” frame from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, specifically related to the knowledge practice to “recognize issues of access or lack of access to information sources” and the disposition to “examine their own information privilege.”

In class, students ...


Returning From Wonderland, Sarah A. Norris, Christina Wray 2019 University of Central Florida

Returning From Wonderland, Sarah A. Norris, Christina Wray

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Workshop presented as a part of the Alice’s Adventures in Scholarly Conversations week-long event hosted by UCF Libraries.

Workshop summary:

When is a tweet as important as a journal article? Does it matter which journal an article is published in? Are books always better? Join us as we explore how the context in which a scholarly conversation happens can provide important clues about who can be trusted and when you are being hoodwinked. The final clue to Alice’s location will be revealed!


Expanding Service Line Without Expanding Square Footage, Devica Samsundar, Carrie Figueredo, Pablo Lopez 2019 Baptist Health South Florida

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.


Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp 2019 University of Kentucky

Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

No abstract provided.


From Research Aesthetics To Habits Of Mind: Student Publishing As A Core Competency, Bebe S. Chang 2019 Nova Southeastern University

From Research Aesthetics To Habits Of Mind: Student Publishing As A Core Competency, Bebe S. Chang

Alvin Sherman Library Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Student open access publishing offers a useful avenue for academic information literacy in preparation for real-world experiences. Worthwhile drivers of connected learning, digital research and institutional repositories are practical ecosystems for conveying the complexities of the economics and ethics of information creation, access, and use. Drawing on essential concepts, NSUWorks exemplifies a dynamic tool for learners’ engagement with the research lifecycle and for fostering dispositions of critical thinking, reading, and composing for success and professional development.


The Failure Of Skepticism: Rethinking Information Literacy And Political Polarization In A Post-Truth Era, Christopher A. Sweet 2019 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Failure Of Skepticism: Rethinking Information Literacy And Political Polarization In A Post-Truth Era, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Fake news has been shown to spread far faster than facts on social media platforms. Rampant fake news has led to deep political polarization and the undermining of basic democratic institutions. Skepticism is an important component of information literacy and has often been pointed to as the antidote to the fake news epidemic. Why are skepticism and information literacy failing so terrifically in this post-truth era? The presenters will summarize research drawn from the fields of psychology and mass communication that shows just how hardwired people are to believe information from their own “tribes” and resist outside contrary information.
 
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