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Conference Program 2020, Georgia International Conference On Information Literacy Feb 2020

Conference Program 2020, Georgia International Conference On Information Literacy

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Conference Program


Congressional Committee Resources On Space Policy During The 115th Congress (2017-2018): Providing Context And Insight Into U.S. Government Space Policy, Bert Chapman Jan 2020

Congressional Committee Resources On Space Policy During The 115th Congress (2017-2018): Providing Context And Insight Into U.S. Government Space Policy, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Article 1 of the US Constitution assigns the US Congress numerous responsibilities. These include creating new laws, revising existing laws, funding government programs, and conducting oversight of these programs' performance. Oversight of US Government agency space policy programs is executed by various congressional space policy committees, including the House and Senate Science Committees, Armed Services, and Appropriations Committees. These committees conduct many public hearings on space policy which invite witnesses to testify on US space policy programs and feature debate on the strengths and weaknesses of these programs. Documentation produced by these committees is widely available to the public, except ...


Rosen Research Guides, Apa 7th Edition, Judy Kuhns, Tim Bottorff Jan 2020

Rosen Research Guides, Apa 7th Edition, Judy Kuhns, Tim Bottorff

Libraries' Documents

This guide is designed to get you started with or refresh your memory about the APA citation style. For more information, please consult the official source—the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2019) (commonly called the “APA Manual”)—which is available in the library at: Rosen Reference BF76.7 .P83 2020. Please keep in mind that some of the APA guidelines are intended for articles published in scientific journals. You may need to check with your professor for applying these guidelines to your class papers.


A Tale Of Two Research Platforms: Partnering And Promoting A Statewide Database While Managing An Institutional Repository!, Darren Sweeper, Karen Ramsden Jan 2020

A Tale Of Two Research Platforms: Partnering And Promoting A Statewide Database While Managing An Institutional Repository!, Darren Sweeper, Karen Ramsden

Sprague Library Scholarship and Creative Works

The purpose of this poster is to share our experiences and to highlight lessons learned from the establishing of our institutional repository while collaborating in a statewide initiative to showcase the scholarly output of Montclair State community along with New Jersey researchers. We will discuss how we collaborated with multiple stakeholders from across the campus to establish an open, discoverable, and sustainable resource, to support the University's vision plan and to connect users to our research in the digital age. Through the implementation of new technology, we preserve the history of our University and provide access to the intellectual ...


The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jan 2020

The Work Of An Hour, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

This research asks two basic questions: 1) To what extent was the Bush administration’s pro-war propaganda repeated, amplified, and ultimately reported as fact by main stream news agencies? and 2) Is there any correlation between the repetition of the propaganda and popular support for the invasion of Iraq? In other words, can we say news reports helped “sell” the war?


Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg Jan 2020

Community College Librarians And The Acrl Framework: Findings From A National Study, Susan T. Wengler, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Publications and Research

This study explored community college librarians’ engagement with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A national online survey with 1,201 community college librarian respondents reveals limited familiarity with and integration of the Framework into community college instruction to date. Findings indicate an openness to future adoption, as well as substantial interest in targeted professional development and a version of the Framework adapted for community college campuses. These results contribute benchmark instructional data on an understudied section of academic librarianship and add to the growing body of research on how librarians have updated teaching practices in response to ...


Historical Development Of Definitions Of Information Literacy: A Literature Review Of Selected Resources, Angela Sample Jan 2020

Historical Development Of Definitions Of Information Literacy: A Literature Review Of Selected Resources, Angela Sample

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This article traces the historical progression of Information Literacy (IL) definitions from 2000 to 2015 in the published literature on first-year seminar and freshman general education IL instruction in the U.S. This period roughly corresponds to the influence of the ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (Standards) on the work of LIS professionals and scholars in IL and information literacy instruction (ILI), prior to the adoption in January 2016 of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework). Following a brief look at the background of IL in Library and Information Science (LIS), the chronological ...


Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey Jan 2020

Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey

Masters Theses

The shift from print to digital environments has created an opportunity and responsibility for educators to focus on instructional planning and practices that reflects the growing complexity of online texts students helping to ensure that their students are information literate. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the how 83 eleventh grade high school English students judge the credibility of information on the internet. The researcher used methodological triangulation to qualitatively analyze by comparing and aligning data from the survey results, observations of students during class discussions, responses to class assignments, and the quality ratings of students’ think-aloud ...


Make A Unesco And Acrl Learning Goals Sandwich: Connecting Sustainability Education And Information Literacy Instruction To Solve Global Problems, Jessica L. Howard, Maiko Arashiro Jan 2020

Make A Unesco And Acrl Learning Goals Sandwich: Connecting Sustainability Education And Information Literacy Instruction To Solve Global Problems, Jessica L. Howard, Maiko Arashiro

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

Sustainability education and information literacy instruction for undergraduate students have the shared underlying goals of teaching learners to build and apply critical-thinking skills, while being aware of and skeptical of norms and values that may impact one's interpretation of a problem or information source.


Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson Dec 2019

Picturing The State Of Visual Literacy Initiatives Today, Dana S. Thompson

Dana Statton Thompson

Pre-print


Nih Basic Resources: Discovering Health And Finding Wellness, Catherine Martin Dec 2019

Nih Basic Resources: Discovering Health And Finding Wellness, Catherine Martin

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

This one-hour presentation is a plethora of National Institute of Health resources for all consumers. Use each section to promote evidence-based material that encourage a healthier lifestyle. Showcase undiscovered gems such as disaster management and environmental concerns which are embedded in MedlinePlus. Bring hot topics to the foreground such as e-cigarette use and vaping with teens. Discuss how to have the talk about end of life decisions and promote ways to enhance memory with the rapidly aging population using the National Institute on Aging website. Promote the National Network of Library of Medicine’s All of Us Research Program as ...


A Carpentries Approach To Acrl Framework Instruction, Ari Gofman Dec 2019

A Carpentries Approach To Acrl Framework Instruction, Ari Gofman

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: This paper compares the pedagogical theory driving current norms towards instruction of novices in both fields, specifically focusing on The Carpentries and ACRL Framework instruction. I identify key areas of difference in theoretical and practical approaches towards education of learners entirely new to a topic, focusing on a choice to pursue constructivist or experiential learning versus providing direct instructional guidance.

Methods: Two case studies are explored through the lens of the Dreyfus Model of learning for their theoretical underpinings for engaging novice learners: the ACRL Framework and Carpentries’ Instructor Training.

Results: Applying the Dreyfus Model of learning and cognitive ...


Foregrounding Documentation Within Metaliteracy, Marc Kosciejew Dec 2019

Foregrounding Documentation Within Metaliteracy, Marc Kosciejew

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Documentation plays a central role in metaliteracy. When individuals engage in metaliterate practices of creating, sharing, and assessing information, they are, in fact, engaging in practices with documents. Yet, while the goals and objectives of metaliteracy implicitly acknowledge documentation, they do not explicitly emphasize the fundamental roles played by it in helping facilitate and enable various metaliterate practices. This article aims to make these roles explicit.

By foregrounding documentation – specifically documents and their associated practices – within metaliteracy, this article argues for the recognition of the fundamental roles played by documents and their associated practices within metaliterate practices and learning. Drawing ...


What Intellectual Empathy Can Offer Information Literacy Education, Andrea Baer Dec 2019

What Intellectual Empathy Can Offer Information Literacy Education, Andrea Baer

Libraries Scholarship

This chapter explores the roles that affect, social identity and beliefs play in how people engage with information about politically- and emotionally-charged issues and the implications for information literacy education, particularly in politically polarized times. Considering research from cognitive psychology and education, I also suggest ways to move beyond traditional approaches to information literacy that tend to focus on logic and “objectivity” while neglecting the significance of personal beliefs and social identity to information behaviors. I give particular focus to philosopher Maureen Linker’s concept of "intellectual empathy" – “the cognitive-affective elements of thinking about identity and social difference” (Linker, 2014 ...


Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase Dec 2019

Anatomy Of An Exhibit: The Academic Library As Place Of Self-Instruction, Matthew Chase

San Marcos, Fall 2019

This exhibition project addresses the central question: How can we creatively transform academic library spaces to support and engage students in critical information literacy? The project used physical library space to install a series of exhibitions at the San Marcos Campus Library of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of Foucauldian perspective on knowledge and discourse, Falk and Dierking’s Contextual Model of Learning, and critical librarianship, the exhibit series engages students in a self-guided journey to discover and evaluate how knowledge is constructed, produced, and disseminated. Particular focus is directed to the ...


Ner Hospital Librarians: Resources For Nursing And Allied Health Care Professionals, Margot G. Malachowski, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett Dec 2019

Ner Hospital Librarians: Resources For Nursing And Allied Health Care Professionals, Margot G. Malachowski, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.

Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion ...


Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer Dec 2019

Mission-Driven Recordkeeping: The Need For Rim Staff In U.S. Nonprofit Organizations, Emily Mercer

School of Information Student Research Journal

As a robust and growing industry, often with strong ties to communities served, there is much potential for nonprofit organizations to harness powerful and rich databases of cultural information not found in any other sector. Yet research shows that in most cases, nonprofit organizations operate on limited budgets, tight deadlines, and may see the task of properly managing records as counter-productive to the mission of the organization. This research examines the systems of recordkeeping in nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and argues that record keeping staff must be considered an essential component for a nonprofit organization to survive and ...


Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure Dec 2019

Her Story: Accidental Library Instruction, Michelle Leasure

School of Information Student Research Journal

Game-based learning is a relatively new pedagogical method that typically targets students of the current and upcoming generations. Librarians have gradually begun experimenting with gamifying elements of library and research skills instruction to varying degrees of success. While some case studies and theoretical analyses are available currently, more published data will be necessary to evaluate and direct the development of game-based library instruction in the coming years. This paper explores attempts to use game-based learning techniques in library instruction courses and sessions, specifically highlighting Project Velius (developed by the University of Alabama Libraries) and its similarities to the commercially successful ...


Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers Dec 2019

Genealogical Plagiarism And The Library Community, Katherine S. Richers

School of Information Student Research Journal

Plagiarism is regarded as an academic crime, but can affect hobbies that rely on research and information sharing such as genealogy. The issue is well-known within the genealogy community. However, information professionals who aid genealogists in their research may not know enough about the issue. How can the library field respond constructively to the issue of uncontrolled plagiarism in genealogy? While the genealogy community condemns plagiarism and offers resources to correct it, current library practices concentrate on services and not on plagiarism education in the genealogy context, concentrating more on copyright and legal problems. The library field can help professionals ...


The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk Dec 2019

The Information Behaviors Of Fiction Writers: A Systematic Approach To An Understudied Information Community, Lisa Lowdermilk

School of Information Student Research Journal

Within the context of creative information communities in general, fiction writers remain a relatively understudied community. This article seeks to rectify that gap by highlighting the information behaviors of fiction writers, including the ways in which they network, as well as the processes they use when writing. In doing so, it reveals that fiction writers of all genres have many experiences in common, such as the "seed incident" that serves as the starting point when writing fiction. In addition, it examines fiction writers' impact on readers, with the implication that everyone--writers and non-writers alike--would benefit from understanding fiction writers' information ...


Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks Dec 2019

Understanding Diversity And Intellectual Freedom As #Corevalues, Deborah Hicks

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder Dec 2019

Srj: Leading The Genre-Defying Lis Profession, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2 Dec 2019

Ischool Student Research Journal, Vol.9, Iss.2

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Exploring Dracula Criticism, Amy Barlow Dec 2019

Exploring Dracula Criticism, Amy Barlow

New England Library Instruction Group

First year students in Professor Maureen Reddy's Honors course, Dracula: The Monster (Always!) Returns, were expected to gain an understanding of the critical conversation that surrounds Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As the librarian for English, I met with Professor Reddy’s class to teach students how to search for literary criticism. This semester I developed a lesson that integrated active learning and the concept of “Searching as Strategic Exploration” from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. I was interested specifically in helping students to “recognize the value of browsing and other serendipitous methods of information gathering.” The lesson anticipated ...


Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne Dec 2019

Data Gathering Kickoff Lesson For Consulting Project, Samantha Porter, Stephanie Farne

New England Library Instruction Group

This is a one-shot instruction session taught to upperclassmen in a Strategic Management Course working on a group mock-consulting project. We introduce them to potential sources of information for the secondary research component of their project including company, industry and market research resources. There are three parts to the lesson plan: 1) a beach ball activity (which we learned about at an ACRL NEC Annual Conference 2018) to introduce them to different information source types, including discussion of information literacy principles; 2) a brief introduction to the database sources; and 3) a group workshop activity.


Critically Looking At An Article: A Group Effort, Carrie Salazar, Iris Jahng Dec 2019

Critically Looking At An Article: A Group Effort, Carrie Salazar, Iris Jahng

New England Library Instruction Group

Objective:

Analyze a scholarly article to examine how they use sources, what do they refer to, examine the language and tone of the articles and how to brainstorm research ideas from an article

Instructions:

All the groups are given the same article but different sets of questions. In your groups, answer as many of the questions as you can and choose someone (or more than one person) to report out the questions you answered. This way, we all have an idea what the article is and the different ways you could approach looking at an article. Find your groups by ...


Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin Dec 2019

Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

This informational program is designed as a snippet of ways public library staff can increase their knowledge and skills related to consumer health, health literacy and programming that enhances their knowledge of health and wellness. The focus of this PowerPoint is to provide tips to improve usability of health information resources and to promote the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy as outlines by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Multiple NIH resources are utilized in this course.


Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier Dec 2019

Discover Datasets In The Library Catalog, Yukari Sugiyama, Rowena Griem, Tachtorn Meier

Yale Day of Data

As digital scholarship evolves in academia, there is a growing importance and increasing acquisition of datasets at Yale University Library. YUL has over 10,000 datasets ranging from statistical data to linguistics corpora, GIS data, and image datasets.


Should We Flip The Script?: A Literature Review Of Deficit-Based Perspectives On First-Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Mark Lenker, Emily Cox, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger Dec 2019

Should We Flip The Script?: A Literature Review Of Deficit-Based Perspectives On First-Year Undergraduate Students’ Information Literacy, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Mark Lenker, Emily Cox, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger

Library Faculty Publications

This mixed method systematic review considers recent literature on the information literacy (IL) skills of first-year undergraduate students. The review uncovers the following themes: faculty and librarians perceive first-year students as lacking IL skills; students have varying perceptions of their IL skills; assessment studies yield conflicting findings on first-year students' IL; communication between high school and college librarians is challenging; and some IL researchers emphasise and leverage first-year students' prior knowledge and experience in IL instruction. These themes emerge from extensive searches in four research databases for scholarly and professional articles written in English within the past ten years. With ...


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

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

Himmelfarb Library Liaison Letters

No abstract provided.