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

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 ...


Bridging The Skills Gap: A Boot Camp For Graduate Students, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Timothy Dodge 2021 Auburn University Main Campus

Bridging The Skills Gap: A Boot Camp For Graduate Students, Juliet T. Rumble, Adelia B. Grabowsky, Elizabeth J. Weisbrod, Timothy Dodge

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Graduate students have information literacy needs that are distinct from those of undergraduates and faculty. As they prepare for academic and professional careers, graduate students must acquire skills needed to conduct scholarly research; organize and work with information sources; and effectively communicate research findings. These competencies are often not addressed by the curricular content of their graduate programs. To help bridge this gap, library faculty at a public land grant university organized a one-day research skills boot camp. The boot camp’s workshops include sessions on locating scholarly sources, writing literature reviews, organizing citations, managing data, creating engaging presentations, and ...


Navigating The Online Tutorial Frontier: From Design To Deployment & Beyond, Samantha Harlow, Rachel Olsen, Natalie Haber, Renae Watson 2021 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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 2021 Austin Peay State University

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. 2021 University of St. Thomas--St. Paul, Minnesota

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 ...


Getting Active During Covid-19: Incorporating Experiential Learning In Online Instruction, John Siegel 2021 University of South Carolina Upstate

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 ...


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

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 2021 Briar Cliff University

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 ...


Uncomfortable Discussions: Diversity And Inclusion In Library Instruction, Tim Saka 2021 Georgia Southern University

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


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

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 ...


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

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 ...


Where Does Information Literacy Fit? Mapping The Core, Greg Hardin, Carol Hargis, Brea Henson 2021 University of North Texas

Where Does Information Literacy Fit? Mapping The Core, Greg Hardin, Carol Hargis, Brea Henson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

This session covers a flexible, easy-to-adapt curriculum mapping method used by the University of North Texas Libraries to complete a core curriculum map. The University of North Texas is a large four-year public, Tier-1 research university with HSI status. The UNT Libraries provides a wide range of student- and faculty-centered initiatives that are integral to the UNT community.

We mapped Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) on course syllabi to the AAC&U Information Literacy VALUE Rubric and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We identified key phrases and verbs from the two threshold documents, reviewed a sample of ...


Faculty-Librarian Information Literacy Collaboration, Kimmarie W. Lewis 2021 Lord Fairfax Community College

Faculty-Librarian Information Literacy Collaboration, Kimmarie W. Lewis

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Faculty and librarian collaboration is key in the quest for information literacy. As part of the reaccreditation effort at Lord Fairfax Community College -- a two-year institution in northwestern Virginia -- the QEP Leadership Team sought LFCC Librarians’ assistance in a multifaceted, 5-year, information literacy initiative. This effort included the addition of a librarian to the all-faculty QEP Leadership Team, the redesign of composition courses, and professional development through a new LFCC program: “Seeking the Truth: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Mini-Grants.”

Data obtained from the mini-grant program show that LFCC faculty engaged in this multifaceted initiative gained an appreciation for collaboration with librarians and ...


Reloading Gen Z, Mary Margaret Cornwell 2021 Kennesaw State University

Reloading Gen Z, Mary Margaret Cornwell

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

With students becoming increasingly tech-savvy, how can librarians teach online resources to a generation of digital natives and keep their attention? By leaning into their love of how-to videos and quick information! This presentation will discuss how to make information literacy instructions a little more enjoyable using popular online streaming and information sites, like YouTube and Wikipedia. For example, we will examine Wired “AutoComplete Interviews” and Vanity Fair “… Teaches Slang” videos to show keyword versus natural language searching and discuss how they use each one to different effect. Attendees will leave with the tools to engage in discussions of information ...


Virtual Engagement Using Active Learning., Kristen Bailey, Annierra Matthews, Florence Tang, Stephanie Miranda, Beth Perry 2021 Mercer University

Virtual Engagement Using Active Learning., Kristen Bailey, Annierra Matthews, Florence Tang, Stephanie Miranda, Beth Perry

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In order to teach information literacy skills in an online library instruction session, a bit of pre-planning involving student/librarian engagement through active learning techniques is always helpful, if not necessary. Sarah Parramore (2019) discusses active learning techniques and information literacy:

Active learning techniques are the topics that are dominating the higher education scene. Not only are they the focus on college and university campuses, but academic libraries are also taking notice and integrating these techniques into their lessons on information literacy. (p. 476)

Using active learning techniques to increase student engagement works well for face-to-face classes, but how well ...


2021 Conference Program, Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy 2021 Georgia Southern University

2021 Conference Program, Georgia International Conference On Information Literacy

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Final Conference Program


A Research Visualization Of Academic Learning Skills Among Students In Higher Education Institutions: A Bibliometric Evidence From 1981 To 2020, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, Mr. Farooq Abdullah, Mr. Nusrat Ali 2021 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

A Research Visualization Of Academic Learning Skills Among Students In Higher Education Institutions: A Bibliometric Evidence From 1981 To 2020, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib, Mr. Farooq Abdullah, Mr. Nusrat Ali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article provides an insight into the academic learning skills acquired by students in higher education institutions across the globe. A bibliometric study was designed to consolidate the published scholarship of the academic learning skills in the Web of Science indexed documents from 1981 to 2020. The data were extracted on March 18, 2021, at 06:54 AM, PST. A total of 964 publications were found using Biblioshiny, ScientoPy, VOSviewer, and MS Excel to extract data and preparation of figures. The study findings asserted that knowledge skill was the top topic, article as a type of documents, and the English ...


Lecturers Perceptions Of Students’ Information Literacy: Identifying Their Roles In Supporting Students’ Information Literacy, Yanuar Yoga Prasetyawan, Heriyanto Heriyanto, Mecca Arfa, Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan 2021 Diponegoro University

Lecturers Perceptions Of Students’ Information Literacy: Identifying Their Roles In Supporting Students’ Information Literacy, Yanuar Yoga Prasetyawan, Heriyanto Heriyanto, Mecca Arfa, Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy is defined as a constellation of skills related to the use of information, it is considered important aspect to ensure students success in heir learning process. Lecturers’ perspective of students’ information literacy may influence they way they help students enhancing students’ information literacy. This research aims to reveal lecturers’ experiences and expectations of students within their teaching programs. A qualitative approach was employed with semi-structured interviews involving 18 lecturers from 6 faculties that were recruited by using convenience sampling. The data collected were then analysed by using thematic analysis. The findings reveal that how lecturers understand information literacy ...


Research Productivity Of Journal Of Librarianship And Information Science From 1999-2019: A Bibliometric Study, Sanila Aslam, Nusrat Ali, Muhammad Naveed, Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Mairaj 2021 Learning Resource Center, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Research Productivity Of Journal Of Librarianship And Information Science From 1999-2019: A Bibliometric Study, Sanila Aslam, Nusrat Ali, Muhammad Naveed, Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Mairaj

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) is a peer-reviewed journal that deals with the fields of Library and Information Science and serving since 1969. The journal publishes various forms of data including articles, book reviews, letters, reviews and editorial material, etc. The study aims at highlighting the research productivity of JoLIS. Bibliometric data of JoLIS have been collected through Core Collection and Web of Science. VOSviewer, Biblishiny, and MS Excel spreadsheet were used to analyze the data. This bibliometric study explores the exact figures of publications, types of documents, year-wise distribution of published documents, frequency distribution of specific productivity ...


Mi Casa, Su Casa: Librarians Serving Students From The Comfort Of Their Homes, Christopher M. Jimenez, Sarah J. Hammill, Elana Karshmer, Holly Morganelli 2021 Florida International University

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Librarians Serving Students From The Comfort Of Their Homes, Christopher M. Jimenez, Sarah J. Hammill, Elana Karshmer, Holly Morganelli

Works of the FIU Libraries

To respond proactively to the pandemic, the Libraries moved many services and programs online. Providing online services is nothing new for librarians; using the technologies available to replicate and improve on the outcomes these services have on student learning has required creativity and new ways of thinking. To this end, we have increased our use of Zoom, Slack, and YouTube to offer support, allowing students to interact in ways that mimic F2F library services. To increase visibility we adapted popular events to an online modality such as Language Day conversations and open mic events to enrich student engagement. Several unique ...


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