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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 ...


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 ...


Seeking Symbiosis: Designing Libguides That Bring User-Centered Design And Learner-Centered Practice Into Harmony, Vanessa Garofalo, Adrienne Button, Anne Le-Huu Pineault, S. Paige Crowl Feb 2020

Seeking Symbiosis: Designing Libguides That Bring User-Centered Design And Learner-Centered Practice Into Harmony, Vanessa Garofalo, Adrienne Button, Anne Le-Huu Pineault, S. Paige Crowl

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Libraries around the world use LibGuides to create research guides for students. But is the user-centered approach often employed by libraries when creating these guides enough to meet the needs of today’s learners? A small task force of librarians at Oxford College of Emory University set out to answer this question. After studying the literature, it was found that very few studies focus on instructional design principles in the creation of LibGuides. Furthermore, an examination of their own library’s LibGuides revealed that while the guides addressed many issues of usability, learner-centered design was often absent.

(25 minutes) The ...


How To Make Services Sustainable Without Losing Friends Or Making Enemies, Jennifer Stout Feb 2020

How To Make Services Sustainable Without Losing Friends Or Making Enemies, Jennifer Stout

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The Teaching Librarians at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries have traditionally offered in-person library instruction to all sections of UNIV 112 and UNIV 200, two writing and research intensive courses all students are required to take which are taught out of the Department of Focused Inquiry (FI). In Spring 2018, we realized that our teaching load had become unsustainable and, with the blessing of FI leadership, made the difficult decision to end in-person instruction for UNIV 112.

In this presentation, I will cover how we handled this transformation of services without jeopardizing the immensely positive relationship we have with FI. Over ...


Improving Student Success: Arkansas State’S Partnership With Credo Reference And Regional High School, April Sheppard, Jeff Bailey Sep 2018

Improving Student Success: Arkansas State’S Partnership With Credo Reference And Regional High School, April Sheppard, Jeff Bailey

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Are new students coming to your university ready to succeed or are they being overwhelmed by the college experience? Does faculty complain that they spend more time, with increasing frustration, providing basic research instruction to new students? Is your institution being challenged to increase 1st and 2nd year retention rates? Two librarians from Arkansas State University (A-State) will discuss their innovative collaboration in which A-State and Credo are working together to bring information literacy resources and instruction to local high schools in support of college readiness.

This session will cover a number of issues, including how the library engaged and ...


What The Craap?: Comparing Approaches To Teaching Web Evaluation In Fye Programs, Victoria Elmwood Sep 2018

What The Craap?: Comparing Approaches To Teaching Web Evaluation In Fye Programs, Victoria Elmwood

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Before the 2017-18 academic year, instruction librarians at Loyola University New Orleans’ Monroe Library had been using the highly popular CRAAP test to give students a framework for evaluating open Web resources. The traits of currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose are meant to help undergraduates determine a source’s appropriateness for use in their academic work. The possible limitations of this model became evident to us at the conclusion of our assessment of incoming freshmen’s ability to apply the CRAAP test to a topic of their own choosing.

Responding to this demonstrated entry-level information literacy need, instruction librarians ...


Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss Mar 2017

Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss

National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference

Welcome to SOLE Time! Imagine how your student’s perception of school would change if they were able to end each day choosing topics and creating amazing learning experiences with peers. SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time can improve student motivation and achievement levels in your classroom/school. The presenter will show how she took her elementary school through the implementation process of SOLE Time. Participants will leave with an overview of SOLE Time, implementation timelines, possible school schedules, and an online unit where they can begin their own SOLE journey and collaborate with colleagues.


Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2016

Informed Learning, Information Literacy, And Scholarly Communication: Library Pedagogy As A Bridge To The Disciplines, Kim L. Ranger

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This paper explores collaboration between librarians and faculty in higher education to construct connections between informed learning theory, information literacy practice, and disciplinary scholarly products to foster reflective and deep engagement with information.

Increasing digital innovations in communication and pedagogy, the need for various literacy capabilities, and the potential wisdom gained from considering diverse methodological perspectives have driven the need for interdisciplinary collaboration (Witt, 2012). There have also been several calls for a relational approach to teaching and learning, changing the roles of librarians (Farrell and Badke, 2015; Gunton et al, 2014; Jaguszewski and Williams, 2013), and scholarship which examines ...


Frameworking Craap: How We're Correlating The Acrl Framework To Content Evaluation With The Craap Test In Our Instruction Practices, Paul Campbell, Derek Malone Sep 2016

Frameworking Craap: How We're Correlating The Acrl Framework To Content Evaluation With The Craap Test In Our Instruction Practices, Paul Campbell, Derek Malone

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

For years, we have used the CRAAP Test as an information evaluation mechanism in our instruction sessions. We apply it to everyday, real-life stories, and to complex research as needed. Currently, we are adapting our practices of CRAAP Test instruction by expanding the evaluation to include the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Specifically, we have given each CRAAP letter a frame for discussion when evaluating. This presentation will cover what frames we have assigned to each letter, why, and the assessment of the instruction using these concepts.


Behind The Scenes With Instructional Videos, Carrie Moran, Rachel Mulvihill, Rosie Flowers, Karli Mair Sep 2016

Behind The Scenes With Instructional Videos, Carrie Moran, Rachel Mulvihill, Rosie Flowers, Karli Mair

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Library created instructional videos can enhance library instruction in face to face classes, online classes, and at service points. Some libraries do not have a single person dedicated to video creation, and often create videos on an ad hoc basis. This presentation will detail the efforts of a large university library to create a cohesive management and development plan for library instructional videos, as part of a larger information literacy program.

Presenters will discuss the creation of a video team within the library, the process for developing a robust set of video guidelines, and the challenges faced to accomplish these ...


Student Perceptions Of Caring Mathematics Instruction, Andrew B. Spires Oct 2015

Student Perceptions Of Caring Mathematics Instruction, Andrew B. Spires

Georgia Educational Research Association Conference

In my study I would like to examine how students who are part of a ninth grade mathematics intervention program describe caring mathematics instruction. Researchers have shown the importance of caring instruction especially as it relates to high school mathematics instruction of students who have a history of academic struggles and failure. Given that caring is a complex construct, students’ perceptions of teacher caring not only has the potential to inform high school mathematics instruction but also could lead to healthier and stronger teacher-student relationships.


Partnerships For Outreach: Center For Student Learning And Library Study Skills And Information Literacy Program, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman Oct 2014

Partnerships For Outreach: Center For Student Learning And Library Study Skills And Information Literacy Program, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This poster session is a case study of the College of Charleston Libraries and Center for Student Learning partnership to design and deliver a series of complementary study skills and information literacy workshops during 2013-2014 academic year. Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared toward upperclassman, graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in more advanced skills. Sessions were facilitated by campus instructors with unique insight, interesting experiences, or special knowledge and capability in workshop topics ...


Building Community In The Library: Partnerships For Outreach, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman Oct 2014

Building Community In The Library: Partnerships For Outreach, Jolanda-Pieta Van Arnhem, Melissa Hortman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

During the 2013-2014 academic year the College of Charleston Library and Center for Student Learning partnered to design and deliver a series of complementary workshops in order to build community, increase workshop attendance, and provide outreach at the Library. This was the first time that the two organizations had teamed up to co-design, sponsor, and market a year long program of complementary information literacy and study skills offerings.

Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The Impact Of Reduced School Budgets On Their Ability To Meet Instructional Needs Of Their Students, Brenda D. Edenfield Jan 2013

Teacher Perceptions Of The Impact Of Reduced School Budgets On Their Ability To Meet Instructional Needs Of Their Students, Brenda D. Edenfield

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

While federal and state leaders have been calling for increased instructional time, the U.S. has been undergoing an economic decline that has resulted in decreased education budgets. This decreased funding has resulted in fewer instructional days, fewer planning and professional learning days for teachers, and smaller school staffs. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the economic downturn on elementary instruction in southeast Georgia classrooms. The study design was quantitative non-experimental and employed a survey to gather data from elementary teachers across three southeast Georgia school systems. Results were examined to determine the impact of ...