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"How Covid-19 Changed Our Library", Rachel Mark Jul 2021

"How Covid-19 Changed Our Library", Rachel Mark

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


"How Covid-19 Has Affected The West Coast Baptist College Library", Alyssa Sultanik Jul 2021

"How Covid-19 Has Affected The West Coast Baptist College Library", Alyssa Sultanik

The Christian Librarian

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Content Analysis For Advocating The Role Of Digital Scholarship In University Libraries In Delhi Under Open Access Environment, Ritu Nagpal Jun 2021

Content Analysis For Advocating The Role Of Digital Scholarship In University Libraries In Delhi Under Open Access Environment, Ritu Nagpal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Digital Scholarship. The introduction of Digital Scholarship in Libraries has become indispensable. The study is established upon Digital Scholarship in University Libraries in consideration to Content Analysis of Academic Library Website. The research work further more examines the different entities to analyze and interpret the parameters for applicability of Digital Scholarship in University Libraries. Limiting to the Central University Libraries in Delhi according University Grants Commission the study proposes a model of Digital Scholarship which could be adopted by the Institutions of National importance. The proposed model highlights the transformational ...


Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum May 2021

Teaching News Literacy During A Pandemic: Adapting To The Virtual Learning Environment, R. Alan Berry, Jennifer L. Bonnet, Judith E. Rosenbaum

Library Staff Publications

In the fall of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered universities and sent much of higher education online, a team of media and information literacy experts at the University of Maine sought meaningful ways to collaboratively teach news literacy from a distance.

The result of their efforts was a weeklong virtual program, Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge, open to anyone with an internet connection and an email address. This approach to remote learning scaffolded multiple literacies (critical media, news, and information) into five days, as participants examined different aspects of news production and consumption. The overall objective ...


Exploring Adolescents’ Critical Thinking Aptitudes When Reading About Science In The News, Marianne Bissonnette, Pierre Chastenay, Chantal Francoeur May 2021

Exploring Adolescents’ Critical Thinking Aptitudes When Reading About Science In The News, Marianne Bissonnette, Pierre Chastenay, Chantal Francoeur

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This research studies the critical thinking skills of six teenagers in their final years of high school. It looks at the way those students use a set of cognitive skills in order to analyze scientific and pseudoscientific information available in online news articles. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six students chosen according to their results in a questionnaire about interest in science topics. Results show a large gap between participants’ use of critical thinking skills. Most of these skills were mainly used for text comprehension, evoking general knowledge, numeracy, arguments assessment and production, and life skills (open-mindedness and metacognition). The ...


Trend Of Research Visualization Of Learning, Classroom, And Class Participation In Higher Education Institutions: A Bibliometric Analysis From 2001 To 2020, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad, Mr. Nusrat Ali, Mr. Farooq Abdullah May 2021

Trend Of Research Visualization Of Learning, Classroom, And Class Participation In Higher Education Institutions: A Bibliometric Analysis From 2001 To 2020, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad, Mr. Nusrat Ali, Mr. Farooq Abdullah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective of this research is to inspect the classroom environment, student learning, interactive learning, class participation, higher education institutions using bibliometric analysis from 2001 to 2020. For the scientometric analysis, we extracted data from the Science Citation Index database, Web of Science (Core Collection) using a searched query. The data was extracted on February 27, 2021 (GMT-4:29 AM). Further, the period was 2001 to 2020. There were 6340 published documents were found. The study findings illustrate that the topic of higher education institutions was on top of the topic list and a major proportion of published documents ...


On The Lookout For Lizards: Online Tools For Informed Democratic Citizenship, Robert Detmering, Terri Holtze, Amber Willenborg Apr 2021

On The Lookout For Lizards: Online Tools For Informed Democratic Citizenship, Robert Detmering, Terri Holtze, Amber Willenborg

Faculty Scholarship

In her recent essay,“Lizard People in the Library,” Barbara Fister argues that “systems designed to share information virally pose a serious threat to democracy.” As librarians and educators, we have an obligation to help students understand and navigate online platforms that spread misinformation at alarming rates and, in the process, contribute to the erosion of democratic norms and values. Unfortunately, research suggests we might be failing in this regard (Head, Fister, and MacMillan, 2020;Wineburg, Breakstone, Ziv, and Smith, 2020). In this talk, we will describe the development and implementation of the University of Louisville’s Citizen Literacy online ...


Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph Apr 2021

Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Funded by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture’s “Mapping Renewal” pilot project focused on creating access to and providing spatial context to archival materials related to racial segregation and urban renewal in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1954-1989. An unplanned interdisciplinary collaboration with the UA Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) has proven to be an invaluable partnership. One team member from each department will demonstrate the Mapping Renewal website and discuss how the collaborative process has changed and ...


To Be Or Not To Be…Humorous: Personalize And Perform Humor Mindfully, Julie Artman Apr 2021

To Be Or Not To Be…Humorous: Personalize And Perform Humor Mindfully, Julie Artman

Library Books and Book Chapters

"This chapter will address some of the pitfalls (and positive results) of using humor as part of your teaching method. We will explore the acting techniques of personalization and improvisation; and mindful tools to prepare mentally with attention, awareness, and intentionality. Key takeaways from mindfulness and the craft of acting will embolden you to discover how to personalize your own sense of humor, and demonstrate authenticity, caring, and trust--critical factors for student acceptance and engagement--within the learning environment. You will not only survive the instruction session; you will also feel enlivened and more attuned to your teaching purpose during the ...


Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era, Catherine Baird, Jonathan Howell Apr 2021

Information Literacy In A Post-Truth Era, Catherine Baird, Jonathan Howell

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

The founders of American democracy believed it could not survive without an “informed citizenry”. What does an informed citizenry look like in today’s world? And what role do we have as educators and students to support it?

First, we look at the significant challenges to institutional and media legitimacy that emerged in the second half of the 20th century, which rightfully called attention to the ways longstanding Western knowledge practices excluded marginalized communities and silenced important histories. We ask about the status of norms and mores in the aftermath of this challenge, in an era often called “post-truth.”

Second ...


Strengthening The Connections Between Library Instruction And Student Success, Lucinda R. Wittkower, Joleen Westerdale Mcinnis Apr 2021

Strengthening The Connections Between Library Instruction And Student Success, Lucinda R. Wittkower, Joleen Westerdale Mcinnis

Libraries Faculty & Staff Presentations

This poster will share the results from a three-year study that investigated correlations between student participation in library instruction and student academic achievement. Using rigorous research practice and acknowledging ethical concerns by use of an in-depth student consent process, the researchers will share their findings regarding the relationships that exist between student participation in library instruction and completion of course for which instruction was attended and the relationships between student participation in library instruction and their grade in course. Additionally, the researchers will share the unexpected, but interesting finding related to student withdrawal rates. Finally, the researchers will include information ...


Inequitable Impacts Of Textbook Costs At A Small, Private College: Results From A Textbook Survey At Gettysburg College, Sarah Appedu, Mary Elmquist, Janelle Wertzberger, Sharon K. Birch Apr 2021

Inequitable Impacts Of Textbook Costs At A Small, Private College: Results From A Textbook Survey At Gettysburg College, Sarah Appedu, Mary Elmquist, Janelle Wertzberger, Sharon K. Birch

All Musselman Library Staff Works

Recognizing that higher education settings vary considerably, librarians at Gettysburg College sought to better understand textbook spending behaviors and the effects of costs on our students. We adapted the Florida Virtual Campus 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey to suit the context of our small, private, liberal arts college. Most students spent $300 in Fall 2019. Financial aid awards did not cover the cost of required books and course materials for most students receiving aid. Negative effects were more pronounced for first-generation students and Pell Grant recipients, who were more likely to not purchase required books, to not register ...


Boko-Haram Insurgency: A Conceptual Framework For Information Sharing Strategies Of Members Of Vigilante In Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria., Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim Apr 2021

Boko-Haram Insurgency: A Conceptual Framework For Information Sharing Strategies Of Members Of Vigilante In Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria., Muhammad Murtala Ibrahim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

AbstractThe Study Examined the Information Sharing Strategies of Members of Vigilante in Adamawa state, North-East Nigeria. Embedded in the pragmatic philosophical assumptions and mixed methodology. The population of the study comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Table (1970) was used to draw (302) members as research sample while Walpole’s (1982) formula for proportions was used in arriving at a sample for each stratum. A total of Three Hundred and Two (302) copies of questionnaires were administered, and Two Hundred and Forty (240) copies (79 ...


Accessibility To Research Assistance In Georgia Four-Year Public Academic Libraries, Afton F. Ussery Mar 2021

Accessibility To Research Assistance In Georgia Four-Year Public Academic Libraries, Afton F. Ussery

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This study employs webometric content analysis to assess the navigability of the state of Georgia's four-year public, academic libraries. The research questions focus on the frequency of the academic library link's appearance on the university homepage, the navigational paths to crucial content on library websites, and the degree to which responsive design was integrated into the academic library websites. The study finds that the library link was located on the university's homepage 8 out of the 17 (47%) websites selected. 8 out of 17 (47%) library homepages were accessible with only one click or link. 2 out ...


Helping Military And Veteran Students Transition To Academic Life: The Role Of The Academic Library, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner Mar 2021

Helping Military And Veteran Students Transition To Academic Life: The Role Of The Academic Library, Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Military and veteran students face unique challenges when coming into an academic environment. Libraries can play a role in easing those transition challenges. Fort Hays State University is a comprehensive state teaching university. Roughly 5% of the student population both on-campus and virtual identifies as a currently serving military member or a veteran. The university as a whole is designated as a Military Friendly school and participates in the Department of Education 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success initiative. Forsyth Library supports these efforts through library-specific projects that help military and veteran students connect with academic resources and become acclimated to ...


How Accessible Is Online Information Literacy Instruction?, Vincent Larkin Mar 2021

How Accessible Is Online Information Literacy Instruction?, Vincent Larkin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Universal design for learning and accessibility have been an ongoing concern for our websites, library guides, databases, and other information literacy tools in recent years. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 and the shift to remote learning at many educational institutions, for most of us this has meant that online information literacy instruction has increased dramatically and increased our use of and reliance on video-conferencing or other virtual platforms. Projecting to the post-COVID world, for most of us there will likely be a return to in-person instruction in some capacity, but it also seems likely that ...


Three's Company: Collaborative Instructional Design On A Librarian-Instructor Team, Brittany L. O'Neill, Allen Leblanc, Deirdre Larsen Mar 2021

Three's Company: Collaborative Instructional Design On A Librarian-Instructor Team, Brittany L. O'Neill, Allen Leblanc, Deirdre Larsen

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This session will describe a unique collaboration that resulted in development of a strategic research assignment design supported by relevant information literacy sessions. This effort stems from an existing relationship between research librarians and an instructor who was previously a graduate assistant in Research & Instruction Services and became an instructor of a general education course in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Through this collective, a synergistic arrangement developed where librarians contribute to research assignment design and the instructor contributes to developing the information literacy sessions to prepare students for finding, evaluating, and understanding relevant scholarly articles early in their college career ...


Test-Driving The Pilot: Experiences Creating And Using A Digital Information Literacy Course, Anne Barnhart, Melanie Lewis, Maurine Parker Mar 2021

Test-Driving The Pilot: Experiences Creating And Using A Digital Information Literacy Course, Anne Barnhart, Melanie Lewis, Maurine Parker

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In Spring and Summer 2020 librarians at a mid-size university created online information literacy course modules with auto-graded content. These digital learning objects were designed to be used as graded content within courses across disciplines. In Fall 2020, the first iteration of the online course was piloted in several courses ranging from second-year undergraduates to first-year graduate students. One of the courses that participated in the pilot was a graduate-level course in the media specialist program. These students used the information literacy course both as a way to learn how to use the library and as a learning object for ...


International Studies Poster Gallery: Sharing Undergraduate Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Erin M. Weber Mar 2021

International Studies Poster Gallery: Sharing Undergraduate Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Erin M. Weber

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to information literacy instruction, it has also provided opportunities to find unique ways to use digital tools to showcase student learning. One such virtual learning opportunity was the International Studies Poster Gallery, a collaborative effort between the Paul Meek Library and College of Business and Global Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This Poster Gallery built on an in-person event from the previous year to move the student poster presentations into a virtual space. Senior students studying International Studies spent the semester researching their topics, and then presented their poster ...


Scalable And Sustainable: Building A Flexible Library Instruction Team To Handle Whatever The Future May Hold, Crystal Goldman, Amanda Roth, Timothy Chu, Dominique Turnbow Mar 2021

Scalable And Sustainable: Building A Flexible Library Instruction Team To Handle Whatever The Future May Hold, Crystal Goldman, Amanda Roth, Timothy Chu, Dominique Turnbow

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

While academic librarians constantly work to address the changing needs of higher education, SARS-CoV-2 illustrates how quickly priorities and needs may shift. During the 2020 spring term, the halting of in-person instruction meant many libraries had to use stop-gap measures to provide basic levels of instruction service. No one would claim that this was an ideal way to transition to online instruction, but it became necessary in these unprecedented times. A large number of webinars and online trainings were offered to help librarians make this transition, and many understandably emphasized a “good enough” or “do the best you can” approach ...


Creating Community Engagement In An Information-Literacy, Three-Credit Course: An Experiment At Idaho State University, Spencer Jardine Mar 2021

Creating Community Engagement In An Information-Literacy, Three-Credit Course: An Experiment At Idaho State University, Spencer Jardine

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

At Idaho State University the general education program includes an information literacy objective. Students complete courses that fulfill an information-literacy requirement. The library’s three-credit course has been taught since 2013. This presentation outlines how a community of student engagement has been fostered in this course by the presenter. The presentation will include ideas on how to create active learning that focuses on information-literacy development and discussion, including formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques, and effective communication with students.

Specifically, this presentation will report on the efforts to engage students with knowledge surveys, Quizizz/Kahoot! quizzes, breakout room discussions, and interrupted ...


Navigating The Online Tutorial Frontier: From Design To Deployment & Beyond, Samantha Harlow, Rachel Olsen, Natalie Haber, Renae Watson Mar 2021

Navigating The Online Tutorial Frontier: From Design To Deployment & Beyond, Samantha Harlow, Rachel Olsen, Natalie Haber, Renae Watson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

As we all have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, online teaching is a vital part of creating an open future of learning environments in higher education. Asynchronous online information literacy tutorials can engage and support online and face-to-face library users, and the planning and design process can take many forms. Librarians do not have to be instructional designers, have funding, or be accessibility experts to create engaging, online research tutorials. In this session, a panel of academic and online learning librarians from across the country will discuss creating tutorials with a variety of tools, budgets, and timelines. H5P, LibWizard, Articulate ...


Interactive Video Tutorials From Scratch: Experiences And Lessons Learned Six Years On, Gina Garber, Scott Shumate, Christina Chester-Fangman Mar 2021

Interactive Video Tutorials From Scratch: Experiences And Lessons Learned Six Years On, Gina Garber, Scott Shumate, Christina Chester-Fangman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In 2014, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) Woodward Library developed an online, interactive video tutorial for the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide. APSU’s College of Education (CoE) approached the library about creating a tutorial similar to an existing video, Plagiarism: Making the Right Choices, for use in their upper division and graduate level courses. Through a collaborative process using content previously in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, the library generated a script, storyboards, and eventually a full video. Now, how best to engage the students with the assessment?

The existing Plagiarism tutorial did not quite live ...


An Unconventional Union: Promoting Information Literacy Through Assessment, Talia R. Nadir, Erika Scheurer Dr. Mar 2021

An Unconventional Union: Promoting Information Literacy Through Assessment, Talia R. Nadir, Erika Scheurer Dr.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This year, as a result of a long core curriculum revision process, Information Literacy (IL) finally, for the first time, has been included in our university’s curriculum.

However, whereas most IL programs are delivered to students either in discrete IL courses or through IL-flagged content courses (in either the core curriculum, the major, or both), we had to settle for something different: the inclusion of IL learning objectives in our new curriculum is driven entirely by university assessment.

The Office of Accreditation and Assessment, in collaboration with academic departments and the Information and Research Literacy Implementation Committee identified four ...


Digital Research Logs: Free, Easy & Engaging Direct Measures For Assessment Of Information Literacy Outcomes, Bernadette Mirro, Mason Yang Mar 2021

Digital Research Logs: Free, Easy & Engaging Direct Measures For Assessment Of Information Literacy Outcomes, Bernadette Mirro, Mason Yang

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

  • Join us to learn about how an accidental collaboration turned into an intentionally designed online research log that serves as a direct measure for assessing information literacy outcomes in a freshman level composition class. Using Google Sheets we have created a free CCC licensed research log for use in a synchronous instruction session or paired with digital instructional tutorials in an asynchronous library instruction session. The research log is engaging and intuitive, helps students stay focused on the task and goes beyond the function of a traditional handout to serve as a tool they can use throughout the semester. Also ...


Udl Practices And Information Literacy Courses, Breanne Kirsch Mar 2021

Udl Practices And Information Literacy Courses, Breanne Kirsch

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In this presentation, librarians from Briar Cliff University will discuss two one-credit information literacy courses and their techniques for incorporating the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. When the courses were redesigned, librarians included multiple formats and modalities of course materials. Additionally, students were empowered through providing multiple options for course assignments. The syllabi were also updated with UDL practices in mind. Attendees will learn about incorporating the UDL framework in order to make courses inclusive and accessible to all students. Attendees will also brainstorm how to implement the UDL framework in their own courses. There will be time for ...


Getting Active During Covid-19: Incorporating Experiential Learning In Online Instruction, John Siegel Mar 2021

Getting Active During Covid-19: Incorporating Experiential Learning In Online Instruction, John Siegel

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Like other academic libraries, librarians at a regional comprehensive university had to switch from in-person to online synchronous information literacy sessions due to COVID-19. The Coordinator of Information Literacy has served as psychology librarian for over two years and worked with faculty to incorporate library instruction in all sections of the required research methods and senior seminar courses. Active learning was a central component of these in-person sessions, which included database searching and an exercise for students to understand the difference between primary/empirical and secondary/review literature. He quickly discovered that the small group activities did not readily lend ...


Tl;Dw: Creating Information Literacy Instruction Students Will Watch From Start To Finish, Christina C. Wray, Renee Cole Montgomery Mar 2021

Tl;Dw: Creating Information Literacy Instruction Students Will Watch From Start To Finish, Christina C. Wray, Renee Cole Montgomery

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In 2018 the University of Central Florida Instruction Librarians developed a new series of webinars to help students develop the information literacy skills they need to succeed but may not be explicitly taught in the classroom. Known as Research Tips Tuesdays once a month a 40-minute webinar was hosted. This resulted in LOTS of interest…and little follow through. How could we offer this content in a way that met our students’ where they are AND the bandwidth they have to devote to informal learning?

Fall of 2020 brought new approaches to library instruction across the board, and especially to ...


Uncomfortable Discussions: Diversity And Inclusion In Library Instruction, Tim Saka Mar 2021

Uncomfortable Discussions: Diversity And Inclusion In Library Instruction, Tim Saka

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

College campuses are more diverse than ever while their libraries remain the least diverse department on U.S. campuses. Often, the lack of diversity among librarians distances the very communities they are committed to serving. In this presentation, I will lead a discussion of strategies and approaches that increase college library media specialists’ cultural competence and effectively engage diverse students.

- Recognize the lack of diversity among librarians

- Promote diversity and inclusion within college libraries

- Discover strategies for cultural competence


What’S In It For Me? Use Science History To Make The Truth Compelling, Henrietta Verma, Heather Darling-Cortes Mar 2021

What’S In It For Me? Use Science History To Make The Truth Compelling, Henrietta Verma, Heather Darling-Cortes

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

We think of people of antiquity as leaning on superstition and traditions when it came to making decisions large and small. Even as long ago as the Roman empire, however, there were precursors to modern professionals such as civil engineers, and these people needed real solutions to vexing problems. Somehow, society slowly—very slowly—began leaning more toward the methodical thinking and working styles of these early scientists. In this program, science teacher Heather Darling-Cortes of M.S. 577 in Brooklyn, New York, will look at how the world at large and individuals became willing to move from reliance on ...