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"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill E. Anderson Phd Dec 2009

"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill E. Anderson Phd

University Library Faculty Publications

This report examines how academic librarians and theorists have discussed the issue of discipline-based information literacy instructional approaches since the publication of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education in 2000. As Kate Manuel has recently noted, the Standards balance outcomes and indicators of universal or general information-literacy skills with more discipline-specific skills. Prior to the publication of the ACRL Standards, Stephen Plum argued that disciplinary standards can provide valuable frameworks for library instruction; more recent theorists have focused attention on general skills, some arguing that discipline-based skills are the province of subject faculty, others suggesting that discipline-based ...


"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill Anderson Nov 2009

"Being Literate About Something": Discipline-Based Information Literacy In Higher Education, Jill Anderson

Jill E. Anderson

This report examines how academic librarians and theorists have discussed the issue of discipline-based information literacy instructional approaches since the publication of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education in 2000. As Kate Manuel has recently noted, the Standards balance outcomes and indicators of universal or general information-literacy skills with more discipline-specific skills. Prior to the publication of the ACRL Standards, Stephen Plum argued that disciplinary standards can provide valuable frameworks for library instruction; more recent theorists have focused attention on general skills, some arguing that discipline-based skills are the province of subject faculty, others suggesting that discipline-based ...


Rendering Information Literacy Relevant: A Case-Based Pedagogy, Andy Spackman, Leticia Camacho Nov 2009

Rendering Information Literacy Relevant: A Case-Based Pedagogy, Andy Spackman, Leticia Camacho

All Faculty Publications

The authors describe the use of case studies in a program of extracurricular library instruction and explain the benefits of case teaching in developing information literacy. The paper presents details of example cases and analyzes surveys to evaluate the impact of case teaching on student satisfaction.


It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2009

It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

12-13 Transition . . . 21st Century skills . . . PreK through 20 . . . These buzz words appear in email subject lines and on websites . . . they pop up in articles, but what does it all mean for school library media specialist and academic librarians? Come explore how library media specialists and academic librarians can forge new alliances and collaborate to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Participants will learn about one academic librarian’s experiences serving as a high school liaison and working with college freshmen.


It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2009

It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

12-13 Transition . . . 21st Century skills . . . PreK through 20 . . . These buzz words appear in email subject lines and on websites . . . they pop up in articles, but what does it all mean for school library media specialist and academic librarians? Come explore how library media specialists and academic librarians can forge new alliances and collaborate to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Participants will learn about one academic librarian’s experiences serving as a high school liaison and working with college freshmen.


Making A Weak Link Stronger: Incorporating Information Literacy Into A Semester-Long Freshman Seminar, Tammy Sugarman, Anne Page Mosby Oct 2009

Making A Weak Link Stronger: Incorporating Information Literacy Into A Semester-Long Freshman Seminar, Tammy Sugarman, Anne Page Mosby

Tammy Sugarman

The freshman seminar, GSU 1010, is our campus’ response to the national trend to facilitate students’ transition from high school to college. Fall semester 2000 was the second year that Georgia State University offered new students the option of registering for a freshman seminar, and the first year that librarians participated as instructors. Our motivations for teaching this course were twofold: to move beyond the traditional “one-shot” library instruction class by teaching the same set of students for the entire semester, and to incorporate information literacy objectives into the three credit semester long course. This paper is a case study ...


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 ...


The Next Page, Library And Information Technology Oct 2009

The Next Page, Library And Information Technology

The Next Page

The Next Page is a semi-annual newsletter published by Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology department. The publication serves the community by providing software, project, and service updates. Regular features include a letter from the CIO, new staff updates, and interviews. This issue includes the following articles: "From the CIO," "Bucknell Collaboration Wins Award," "First Year Orientation," "myBucknell 2.0," "New Library and IT Staff," "Student Employee Profile."


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 ...


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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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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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 ...


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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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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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 ...


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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Structure Of Text: Creating Memory Aids Through Typography, Don Armel, Ed Rushton Sep 2009

Structure Of Text: Creating Memory Aids Through Typography, Don Armel, Ed Rushton

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Blog Postings: Reputable Or Risky?, Patrice A. Williams, Ronda Davis Zents Sep 2009

Blog Postings: Reputable Or Risky?, Patrice A. Williams, Ronda Davis Zents

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Teaching The Teachers: Information Literacy Workshops For University Faculty, Jason Vance, Kristen West Sep 2009

Teaching The Teachers: Information Literacy Workshops For University Faculty, Jason Vance, Kristen West

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Justice (Through Literacy) For All: Library/English Collaboration And Faculty Development, Ellen Sexton, Mark Mcbeth Sep 2009

Justice (Through Literacy) For All: Library/English Collaboration And Faculty Development, Ellen Sexton, Mark Mcbeth

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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Cultivating Career Literacy: Facilitating The Most Important Research Project Your Students Will Ever Face, Kristin Stout, Barbara Macke Sep 2009

Cultivating Career Literacy: Facilitating The Most Important Research Project Your Students Will Ever Face, Kristin Stout, Barbara Macke

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Choosing the right career path and learning the steps necessary to take that path will likely be the most important independent research project your students undertake, especially in the current economic climate. The library is an invaluable resource for students who are exploring potential career paths or currently seeking employment. Unlike individual academic departments, the library is an institution-wide resource with the ability to reach students from all subject areas and education levels. Librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate across the grain of university, college, and high school communities by offering resources to support the career search of all students ...


Creating And Exploring New Worlds: Web 2.0, Information Literacy, And The Uses Of Knowledge, Kathleen Blake Yancey Sep 2009

Creating And Exploring New Worlds: Web 2.0, Information Literacy, And The Uses Of Knowledge, Kathleen Blake Yancey

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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"Studying The Interaction" : Remix Literacy In The Writing Classroom, Kyle D. Stedman Sep 2009

"Studying The Interaction" : Remix Literacy In The Writing Classroom, Kyle D. Stedman

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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A Faculty-Librarian Partnership For Investigative Learning In The Introductory Biology Laboratory, Nitya Jacob Dr., Andrea P. Heisel Sep 2009

A Faculty-Librarian Partnership For Investigative Learning In The Introductory Biology Laboratory, Nitya Jacob Dr., Andrea P. Heisel

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Creating A Library Research Prize To Reward And Encourage Information Literacy, Ray Bailey, Helen Beaven Sep 2009

Creating A Library Research Prize To Reward And Encourage Information Literacy, Ray Bailey, Helen Beaven

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Student research papers and other similar projects have traditionally been the “bread and butter” of academic libraries. Even in this digital age, the campus library remains the best place to find appropriate resources for these projects, as well as for getting necessary assistance with the scholarly research process. It is an ongoing challenge for academic libraries to make this fact known to the campus community, and to find novel ways to entice students to utilize the library and all it has to offer, rather than depending on less reliable sources. To encourage our students to perform academic research and writing ...


Digital Games As A Primary Instruction Tool For Information Literacy., Jorge Brown, Peter Dean Sep 2009

Digital Games As A Primary Instruction Tool For Information Literacy., Jorge Brown, Peter Dean

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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First Time Around: Teaching And Information Literacy Course Online, Paula M. Adams, Linda Jones Sep 2009

First Time Around: Teaching And Information Literacy Course Online, Paula M. Adams, Linda Jones

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Citation Generators: Helpmate Or Hindrance In The Information Literacy Classroom?, Shaunna E. Hunter, Lizabeth A. Rand Sep 2009

Citation Generators: Helpmate Or Hindrance In The Information Literacy Classroom?, Shaunna E. Hunter, Lizabeth A. Rand

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In our ever-expanding digital culture, citation generators are becoming increasingly popular sites for student-researcher-writers whose professors require specific, and often, different, citation styles as part of the assignments that they give. Citation generators are, in effect, “workhorses,” performing one of the more tedious aspects required of the researcher-writer; that is, the need for him or her to convey, accurately, and, in fact, precisely, a “record” of his or her information for others to consult. Jane Kessler and Mary K. Van Ullen, library scholars and authors of “Citation Generators: Generating Bibliographies for the Next Generation,” echo this sentiment, partly, pointing out ...