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Challenging Esl Students To Avoid Plagiarism And Properly Summarize And Cite Articles, Sarah J. Hammill Dec 2009

Challenging Esl Students To Avoid Plagiarism And Properly Summarize And Cite Articles, Sarah J. Hammill

Works of the FIU Libraries

Research shows that plagiarism is a problem not only for English language learners but also for students whose first language is English. With the Internet and ease of copying and pasting information into a word document, plagiarism in on the rise (Maslen, 2003). Oftentimes, students are not aware they are doing something wrong. American students come into college with the cultural conditioning of knowing (perhaps not fully grasping) American academic standards (Gu & Brooks, 2007). International students have the additional disadvantage of not knowing the conventions, traditions, and values held in academic discourse (Gu & Brooks, 2007). Within American academic circles, plagiarism is considered “one of the worst crimes” a student can commit (Wheeler, 2008). However, outside the United States, plagiarism is culturally acceptable; in fact a moral transgression would be to not copy and paste the words of an expert (Wheeler, 2008).

Most of the students in English for Academic Purposes ...


Brave New (Pedagogical) World: Participating In The Selection Of – And Actually Using – A New Course Management System, Amanda Izenstark Dec 2009

Brave New (Pedagogical) World: Participating In The Selection Of – And Actually Using – A New Course Management System, Amanda Izenstark

Public Services Faculty Presentations

When the University of Rhode Island was faced with the opportunity to upgrade the current course management system (CMS) or to select a new one, two librarians asked for a seat at the table. Once the decision was made, one librarian opted to dive into the new system and run a section of an online 3-credit Information Literacy class using the newly adopted technology. Both the librarian – the first instructor on campus to move an entire class into the system – and the students in the class became pioneers in a new pedagogical world. This paper presentation will describe the selection ...


Nelig Meeting - December 4, 2009, New England Library Instruction Group Dec 2009

Nelig Meeting - December 4, 2009, New England Library Instruction Group

New England Library Instruction Group

NELIG quarterly meeting held simultaneously at three locations: Boston Public Library, University of Rhode Island, and Fairfield University.


Bringing Librarianship Back Home: Information Literacy As A Return To Method, Kimberly A. Jones Nov 2009

Bringing Librarianship Back Home: Information Literacy As A Return To Method, Kimberly A. Jones

Communications in Information Literacy

Information literacy (IL) has arisen as a response to the reification of information. As information has been commodified, it has lost its fluidity as a term and an idea. Librarianship, as a result, has lost its footing, its philosophy. IL seeks to restore method to librarianship and, as a result, return subjectivity to information.


Surveying Libraries To Identify Best Practices For A Menu Approach For Library Instruction Requests, Candice Benjes-Small, Jennifer L. Dorner, Robert Schroeder Nov 2009

Surveying Libraries To Identify Best Practices For A Menu Approach For Library Instruction Requests, Candice Benjes-Small, Jennifer L. Dorner, Robert Schroeder

Communications in Information Literacy

A challenging situation has developed in regards to library instruction. With increases in both the quantity of information and the variety of information technologies being made available to researchers, the information literacy landscape is getting more complex. Simultaneously, the time allotted for library instruction is remaining essentially the same. In order to market the breadth of content available for library instruction sessions and to promote collaboration between librarians and teaching faculty in order to create optimal instruction sessions an 'a la carte menu' approach to library instruction requests was adopted by Radford University in 2004. Since the late 1990s a ...


Teaching Matters: U.S. Government Information And Information Literacy: A Time-Sensitive Issue For Our Profession, Patrick P. Ragains Nov 2009

Teaching Matters: U.S. Government Information And Information Literacy: A Time-Sensitive Issue For Our Profession, Patrick P. Ragains

Communications in Information Literacy

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Conference Report: 5th Annual Georgia Conference On Information Literacy, Rebecca Ziegler, Mark Lewis Richardson Nov 2009

Conference Report: 5th Annual Georgia Conference On Information Literacy, Rebecca Ziegler, Mark Lewis Richardson

Communications in Information Literacy

The 5th annual Georgia Conference on Information Literacy took place in Savannah, Georgia on October 3-4, 2008. Since its inception, this conference has drawn participants from across the United States and even a few from abroad. Jointly sponsored by the Zach S. Henderson Library, the Department of Writing and Linguistics, the College of Education, and the Center for Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University, the conference offers both theoretical and practical discussions of the complex issues involved in teaching students how to find, interpret and use information in emerging electronic technologies against the backdrop of one of America's loveliest ...


Political Literacy As Information Literacy, Ross Cory Alexander Nov 2009

Political Literacy As Information Literacy, Ross Cory Alexander

Communications in Information Literacy

This paper contends that political literacy and information literacy are compatible concepts that are inextricably linked and should therefore be taught and stressed simultaneously to students in the classroom. Improving the information literacy and political literacy skills of students will allow them to not only perform better academically, but also empower them to become better citizens who form opinions and make decisions based on appropriate and quality information.


Advancing The Promotion Of Information Literacy Through Peer-Led Learning, Tamsin Bolton, Tina Pugliese, Jill Singleton-Jackson Nov 2009

Advancing The Promotion Of Information Literacy Through Peer-Led Learning, Tamsin Bolton, Tina Pugliese, Jill Singleton-Jackson

Communications in Information Literacy

Two new courses at the University of Windsor are opening the door to thinking about information literacy and curricular integration in very different ways. The courses, Ways of Knowing and Mentorship & Learning, were originally designed to help with retention and transition issues. They were also founded on the concept of peer-led learning at the university level. In this model students are able to connect with their peers in an organic way that is not always possible with faculty and librarians. It did not take long to see the potential in using peer mentors as potential conduits in the transfer of ...


Information Literacy In Writing Tutor Training At A Liberal Arts College, Kelly Cannon, Jennifer Jarson Nov 2009

Information Literacy In Writing Tutor Training At A Liberal Arts College, Kelly Cannon, Jennifer Jarson

Communications in Information Literacy

Academic librarians have long understood the importance of, and argued for, the curricular integration of information literacy. The literature shows strong evidence of librarians collaborating with faculty, peer tutors, and other on-campus constituencies in an effort to facilitate discussion and acquisition of information literacy skills and concepts. The literature points to a likely collaboration, that of libraries and writing centers, in light of their corresponding missions and endeavors. This paper details how two academic librarians partnered with teaching faculty who oversee the campus writing center to infuse information literacy skills and concepts into the training of writing tutors. The authors ...


Exploring Wikis In A Library Credit Course, Vivien Elizabeth Zazzau Nov 2009

Exploring Wikis In A Library Credit Course, Vivien Elizabeth Zazzau

Communications in Information Literacy

Wiki is a type of software (also known as social software) that enables its users to create a website with only a minor knowledge of html. Many universities, schools, businesses, and libraries are currently using wiki software to great effect. Even so, there is very little literature addressing the use of wiki software in the university library instruction classroom. This report will focus on the use of wiki software in a university library instruction classroom and consider its feasibility as a tool for teaching critical thinking through team-based learning.


Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink Nov 2009

Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This original research described a comparison of 50 composition topics taken from my library instruction sessions with Reference Universe versus simple keyword searching of the online catalog. Pete and I concluded that twenty-three percent of the "good" hits in Reference Universe were also found in OPAC search and that the OPAC search found fewer "good" hits overall; but also found different relevant resources.


Supporting The Curriculum With Digital Collections, Thomas Farrell Oct 2009

Supporting The Curriculum With Digital Collections, Thomas Farrell

Staff publications, research, and presentations

This presentation is based on our university's experiences creating two collections of digital items for classroom use. Each of these collections has entailed collaborating with a partner outside the university community, as well as faculty within the university, and each has presented a different set of opportunities and challenges. The first example is a collection of videos digitized from VHS tapes, composed of interviews with survivors of the 1939-1945 Holocaust. These are being used as source materials for students, who create themed A/V essays from edited portions of the). The second example is a set of sacramental mission ...


Improving Medical Students’ Learning Outcomes: Teaching A Web-Assisted Elective Course For 4th Year Medical Students, Misa Mi, Marlene A. Porter, Jolene M. Miller, Jodi Jameson, Gerald R. Natal Oct 2009

Improving Medical Students’ Learning Outcomes: Teaching A Web-Assisted Elective Course For 4th Year Medical Students, Misa Mi, Marlene A. Porter, Jolene M. Miller, Jodi Jameson, Gerald R. Natal

Gerald R Natal

Since 1997, the Mulford Health Science Library at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus (formerly the Medical College of Ohio) has been offering a 3-credit-hour elective course for 4th year medical students. The goal of the course is to provide students with skill sets that are important for them to develop as current students and future health care practitioners.

The purpose of this poster is to demonstrate the process of redesigning the elective as a learner-centered course; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the course on students’ learning and learning outcomes.


Improving Medical Students’ Learning Outcomes: Teaching A Web-Assisted Elective Course For Fourth-Year Medical Students, Misa Mi, Marlene Porter, Jolene Miller, Jodi Jameson, Jerry Natal Oct 2009

Improving Medical Students’ Learning Outcomes: Teaching A Web-Assisted Elective Course For Fourth-Year Medical Students, Misa Mi, Marlene Porter, Jolene Miller, Jodi Jameson, Jerry Natal

Jolene M. Miller

Since 1997, the Mulford Health Science Library at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus (formerly the Medical College of Ohio) has been offering a 3-credit-hour elective course for 4th year medical students. The goal of the course is to provide students with skill sets that are important for them to develop as current students and future health care practitioners. It has been the goal of the library to constantly update course content that would be relevant to the students and to seek innovative course delivery methods to enhance the students’ learning experience. A continuous improvement cycle also calls for ...


Focus: Market Research Databases, Carolyn S. Fang, Susan Hurst Oct 2009

Focus: Market Research Databases, Carolyn S. Fang, Susan Hurst

University Libraries' Staff Publications

The article reviews several market research database web sites, including Passport Markets, located at www.euromonitor.com, from Euromonitor International; STAT-USA/Internet, located at http://home.stat-usa.gov, from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce; and MarketLine, located at www.datamonitor.com, from Datamonitor.


Grad Students' Information Seeking: What We Need To Know, Marg Sloan, Kim Mcphee Sep 2009

Grad Students' Information Seeking: What We Need To Know, Marg Sloan, Kim Mcphee

Marg Sloan

Canadian graduate student enrollment is increasing and academic librarians must support this diverse group. How do graduate students approach research? What are their stumbling blocks? What do they need from librarians in order to succeed? We spoke to graduate students in the social sciences and have uncovered the answers to these questions. In this session, we will share the results of our research which have both informed and streamlined our instruction practice.


Going The Distance: Creating An Elibrary For Non-Traditional Students, Gerald R. Natal, Phoebe J. Ballard, Bridget Faricy-Beredo, Misa Mi, Elaine M. Reeves, Arjun Sabharwal Sep 2009

Going The Distance: Creating An Elibrary For Non-Traditional Students, Gerald R. Natal, Phoebe J. Ballard, Bridget Faricy-Beredo, Misa Mi, Elaine M. Reeves, Arjun Sabharwal

Gerald R Natal

Librarians and staff at the University of Toledo Libraries endeavored to create a virtual library (eLibrary) utilizing Blackboard, the web-based course management system, to provide unique services to distance-learners.


Going The Distance: Creating An Elibrary For Non-Traditional Students, Gerald R. Natal, Phoebe J. Ballard, Bridget Faricy-Beredo, Misa Mi, Elaine M. Reeves, Arjun Sabharwal Sep 2009

Going The Distance: Creating An Elibrary For Non-Traditional Students, Gerald R. Natal, Phoebe J. Ballard, Bridget Faricy-Beredo, Misa Mi, Elaine M. Reeves, Arjun Sabharwal

Gerald R Natal

Librarians and staff at the University of Toledo Libraries endeavored to create a virtual library (eLibrary) utilizing Blackboard, the web-based course management system, to provide unique services to distance-learners.


Bridging The Information Gap: Partnerships For Student Learning In The Digital Age, Mary T. Moser Sep 2009

Bridging The Information Gap: Partnerships For Student Learning In The Digital Age, Mary T. Moser

Mary T. Moser

To crib a note from John Naisbitt, students today are drowning in information, but starving for knowledge.  More often than not, the students who grew up with a computer mouse in their hand struggle with identifying quality information and even with tasks that we assume would be second nature to them, such as electronic database searching that goes beyond the Google model.  Many professors bring their students to the library for “one-shot” library instruction, but all forms of assessment – two iterations of the Research Practices Survey, one-minute papers given to students at the end of library instruction classes, anecdotal evidence ...


English 110 Libguide Selected For Inclusion In Primo, Elisa Slater Acosta, Susan [Gardner] Archambault Sep 2009

English 110 Libguide Selected For Inclusion In Primo, Elisa Slater Acosta, Susan [Gardner] Archambault

Elisa Slater Acosta

Our English 110 LibGuide was recognized by the Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section’s PRIMO Committee for excellence in online information literacy instruction.

PRIMO stands for Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online and its purpose is to review and publicize digital instructional materials created by librarians. The materials accepted into the PRIMO Database go through a rigorous review process to ensure that only the highest quality materials are featured.


Cross Institutional Collaboration: Hbcu's Join Together To Further Their Information Literacy Goals, Beth Martin, Andrea Hylton, Monika Rhue Sep 2009

Cross Institutional Collaboration: Hbcu's Join Together To Further Their Information Literacy Goals, Beth Martin, Andrea Hylton, Monika Rhue

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Psychosemiotics And Information Literacy Instruction: Identifying Signways In Library Tutorials, Barbara Laster, Barbara Blummer, Olga Kritskaya Sep 2009

Psychosemiotics And Information Literacy Instruction: Identifying Signways In Library Tutorials, Barbara Laster, Barbara Blummer, Olga Kritskaya

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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A Web-Based Bulletin Board As Edward Soja's "Thirdspace": Esl And Lgbtq Students Claim Home Turf, Li Gaoqing, Patricia T. Price, Pauline Wilkins Burton, Reuben Hayslett Sep 2009

A Web-Based Bulletin Board As Edward Soja's "Thirdspace": Esl And Lgbtq Students Claim Home Turf, Li Gaoqing, Patricia T. Price, Pauline Wilkins Burton, Reuben Hayslett

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

We argue that all knowledge begins with the body, the physical space it occupies and the territory an individual defines as “home.” The taken-for-granted nature of this reality is disrupted by the experience of moving into a new cultural space, whether this space is defined physically or in discursive terms. Cultural space is an extension of personal identity, both the physical circumstances through which individual consciousness is shaped, and the conceptual connections through which individuals construct a vantage point in the world. The students whose writing we examine were from an ESL class in first-year composition and an upper-division class ...


Towards Virtual Information Literacy: Academic Librarian Integration Into Teacher Education Distance Learning Programs, Brenna K. Helmstutler Sep 2009

Towards Virtual Information Literacy: Academic Librarian Integration Into Teacher Education Distance Learning Programs, Brenna K. Helmstutler

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall Sep 2009

Motivating African-American College Students Through Course-Integrated Library Instruction: Exploring The Role Of Encouragement, Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Amanda Wall

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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The Clicker Project: Pros And Cons Of Active Learning Techniques In The Library Classroom, Melissa Dennis Sep 2009

The Clicker Project: Pros And Cons Of Active Learning Techniques In The Library Classroom, Melissa Dennis

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Ic @ Ghc: Innovative Strategies For Increasing Student Information Competency Without Breaking The Budget, Meredith Ginn, Leslie Johnson, Travice Obas, Cindy Wheeler Sep 2009

Ic @ Ghc: Innovative Strategies For Increasing Student Information Competency Without Breaking The Budget, Meredith Ginn, Leslie Johnson, Travice Obas, Cindy Wheeler

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Innovative Strategies That Won’t Break Your Budget Information Competency at Georgia Highlands College (IC @ GHC) is a curriculum-wide plan implemented at a two-year college to increase student information competency levels. This presentation will discuss strategies which allowed the college to successfully meet the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) requirements of SACS through the use of innovative assessment and implementation measures which garnered enthusiastic faculty involvement and also managed to stay within a first year, $14,000 shoe-string budget. The plan was born out of a grassroots effort that involved students, faculty, and staff. The college community recognized the needs of ...


Stealing The Word: A Comprehensive Strategy To Address Plagiarism, Matthew Simon Sep 2009

Stealing The Word: A Comprehensive Strategy To Address Plagiarism, Matthew Simon

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Political Literacy As Information Literacy, Ross Alexander Dr. Sep 2009

Political Literacy As Information Literacy, Ross Alexander Dr.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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