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Leave Your “Expert” Hat At The Door: Embracing Critical Pedagogy To Create A Community Of Librarian Learners, Marisol Ramos, Jennifer Snow, Sharon Giovenale, Katheleen Labadorf, Dawn Cadogan 2017 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Leave Your “Expert” Hat At The Door: Embracing Critical Pedagogy To Create A Community Of Librarian Learners, Marisol Ramos, Jennifer Snow, Sharon Giovenale, Katheleen Labadorf, Dawn Cadogan

Marisol Ramos

The purpose of these activities is to bring together an open-minded community of learners that will foster a critical pedagogy environment among librarians in their workplace. In this way, librarians can reflect on their instruction and develop new skills and insights that will benefit both themselves and their students.


Book Review: Overcoming Information Poverty: Investigating The Role Of Public Libraries In The Twenty-First Century, Anthony Mckeown, Mary Vasudeva 2017 San Jose State University

Book Review: Overcoming Information Poverty: Investigating The Role Of Public Libraries In The Twenty-First Century, Anthony Mckeown, Mary Vasudeva

SLIS Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Partners In Teaching & Learning: Peer Research Tutors In The Library And Across Campus, Lisa A. Forrest 2017 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Partners In Teaching & Learning: Peer Research Tutors In The Library And Across Campus, Lisa A. Forrest

Lisa Forrest

Students can play a unique role in the development of information literacy skills among their peers. Hamilton College's Peer Research Tutor Program, established in the fall of 2014, provides peer-to-peer information literacy support reaching far beuond the walls of the library. Serving as "first-tier" support at the desk, Research Tutors also develop and deliver information literacy workshops, create new bridges between their fellow peers and liaison librarians, and serve as information literacy ambassadors across campus.


Learning From Recent British Information Literacy Models: A Report To Acrl's Information Literacy Competency Standards For Higher Education Task Force, Justine Martin 2017 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Learning From Recent British Information Literacy Models: A Report To Acrl's Information Literacy Competency Standards For Higher Education Task Force, Justine Martin

Justine Martin

Information literacy is a fluid concept, shaped by our experiences, and changes in our information rich society. Guidelines articulating information literacy need modification to reflect the current form of this evolving concept. This report highlights the work of four groups in the United Kingdom to create innovative guidelines to assist practitioners in the promotion and teaching of information literacy.


Refreshing Information Literacy: Learning From Recent British Information Literacy Models, Justine Martin 2017 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Refreshing Information Literacy: Learning From Recent British Information Literacy Models, Justine Martin

Justine Martin

Models play an important role in helping practitioners implement and promote information literacy. Over time models can lose relevance with the advances in technology, society, and learning theory. Practitioners and scholars often call for adaptations or transformations of these frameworks to articulate the learning needs in information literacy development. This study analyzes four recently published models from the United Kingdom. The initial findings were presented in a report for an ACRL taskforce reviewing the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. This article presents complementary, yet distinct findings from the same dataset that focus on reoccurring themes for information literacy ...


Using Databases (With Research Log) Lesson, Alexandra Hamlett, Meagan Lacy 2017 CUNY Guttman Community College

Using Databases (With Research Log) Lesson, Alexandra Hamlett, Meagan Lacy

Open Educational Resources

This activity shows students how to match their information needs and search strategies to appropriate search tools. In this case, students are learning how to find and use academic databases in order to locate resources that are relevant to their academic research assignment.


The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton 2017 CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

The Cuny-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange Program: Participants Remember, Reflect, And Reshape, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao, Beth Evans, Ryan Phillips, Mark Aaron Polger, Beth Posner, Ellen Sexton

Publications and Research

This chapter recounts the outcomes and experiences of six American librarians who participated in an international librarian exchange program that ran from spring 2010 through fall 2011. The exchange brought together the City University of New York (CUNY) and two universities in Shanghai, China: Shanghai University (SU) and Shanghai Normal University (SNU). The program was inspired, in part, by recognition of the diversity of CUNY’s student body and growing awareness of the increasing globalization of information and education. For the Chinese librarians, the exchange offered an opportunity to learn from the West and showcase their own innovations. The traveling ...


Website Evaluation, Alexandra Hamlett, Meagan Lacy 2017 CUNY Guttman Community College

Website Evaluation, Alexandra Hamlett, Meagan Lacy

Open Educational Resources

This activity helps students evaluate their own authority on a particular subject so that they can begin to understand how authority is created and effectively evaluate the authority of other sources they encounter. Additional evaluation criteria is also introduced.


Research Plus™ Mobile App: Information Literacy “On The Go”, Kimberly Mullins 2017 Long Island University - C W Post Campus

Research Plus™ Mobile App: Information Literacy “On The Go”, Kimberly Mullins

Post Library Faculty Publications

Purpose This paper describes a case study illustrating the systematic approach librarians used to develop of an information literacy application (app) prototype that aids students in performing research tasks “on the go”. Design/methodology/approach The initial findings from a student survey on technology use indicated the value of an information literacy mobile application. The ADDIE approach was used to develop the app. Alpha and small-scale usability testing was performed to evaluate the prototype’s readiness for deployment. Findings The survey analysis indicated that students were not using mobile devices as expected for library related tasks. Student suggestions for improving ...


Instruction @ The Uri Libraries - January 2017, Mary C. MacDonald, Amanda Izenstark 2017 University of Rhode Island

Instruction @ The Uri Libraries - January 2017, Mary C. Macdonald, Amanda Izenstark

Instruction @ the URI Libraries

No abstract provided.


Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2017, June 19-21, 2017, Wrocław, Poland, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2016 Wroclaw University of Technology

Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2017, June 19-21, 2017, Wrocław, Poland, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

No abstract provided.


Slis Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., MLIS 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2016)


A Survey And Content Analysis Of Army Manuals Held By The National World War Ii Museum Archives, Amanda Fallis 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Survey And Content Analysis Of Army Manuals Held By The National World War Ii Museum Archives, Amanda Fallis

SLIS Connecting

This study is a content analysis of a collection of several hundred Army manuals published by the War Department, the precursor of the United States Department of Defense (U.S. War Department, 2013). The manuals were in varying conditions, address a variety of topics, and were published in years surrounding and during World War II.


An Historical Analysis Of The Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, Leah Rials 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

An Historical Analysis Of The Fay B. Kaigler Children’S Book Festival, Leah Rials

SLIS Connecting

This study focuses on investigating the origins of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, an internationally renowned annual conference hosted at The University of Southern Mississippi. This research is based on archival collections available at the McCain Archives and Special Collections.


‘The Willing Women Are Standing Waiting Now’: British Women, The Second World War, And The Women’S Library At The London School Of Economics And Political Science, Erin Doerner 2016 San Jose State University

‘The Willing Women Are Standing Waiting Now’: British Women, The Second World War, And The Women’S Library At The London School Of Economics And Political Science, Erin Doerner

SLIS Connecting

Since the end of the Second World War some 70 years ago, research and scholarship featuring wartime contributions of the average British citizenhasfocused largely on men's experiences of combat, the various roles of government agencies, or the assumed viability and tenacity of political and military leaders. The role of gender in the experience of war was often a side-note, not a focus of research. Since the 1960s, and more frequently since the late 1980s, a new wartime perspective has begun to be documented and explored in academic and literary scholarship - that of British women.

This study examines primary materials ...


Core Values: Intellectual Freedom And Privacy In Public Libraries, Stephanie A. Evans 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Core Values: Intellectual Freedom And Privacy In Public Libraries, Stephanie A. Evans

SLIS Connecting

With the passing of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 following the events of 9/11, libraries on the national scale have had to staunchly defend issues of privacy and confidentially more-so than ever before. Evidence of this lies not only in statements within the ALA’s Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act and Libraries but also in other core documents which guide policy development in public libraries (ALA 2005). Intellectual Freedom and privacy are two of the major issues addressed and protected by the American Library Association through the Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Library Bill of Rights ...


50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell

SLIS Connecting

The 50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, April 5-7, 2017, will feature Southern Miss Medallion winner Kate DeCamillo.


Student Associations: News And Events, USM School of Library and Information Science 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations: News And Events, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student associations: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, USM School of Library and Information Science 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from LIS Graduate Assistants for student, alum, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS adjunct faculty Dr. Suellen Adams, SLIS alumnus Stephen Parks, and LIS 664 Government Resources and Publications course.


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