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Teaching Threshold Concepts: Practical Plans For Meaningful Instruction In Information Literacy, Gayle Schaub, Hazel Mcclure, Patricia Bravender Mar 2014

Teaching Threshold Concepts: Practical Plans For Meaningful Instruction In Information Literacy, Gayle Schaub, Hazel Mcclure, Patricia Bravender

Gayle Schaub

With the unique constraints that instruction librarians face in the classroom, we often rely on point-and-click instruction sessions that do not always communicate essential information literacy concepts. This program identifies key threshold and core concepts and correlates them with ACRL information literacy standards. The presenters highlight lesson plans that promote critical thinking and engaged learning and offer an opportunity for participants to collaborate in the creation of a standard-aligned lesson plan.


Creating, Sharing And Reusing Learning Objects To Enhance Information Literacy, Philip Russell, Gerard Ryder, Gillian Kerins, Margaret Phelan Dec 2013

Creating, Sharing And Reusing Learning Objects To Enhance Information Literacy, Philip Russell, Gerard Ryder, Gillian Kerins, Margaret Phelan

Articles

From June 2010 until the present, a suite of online reusable learning objects (RLOs) has been created by staff at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) library covering a range of information literacy (IL) competencies. These RLOs have helped to facilitate student transition from second to third level, advance IL and enrich the student learning experience. The purpose of this paper is to outline the development of these RLOs and how the resources have been shared, reused and repurposed to enhance IL progression. A review of recent literature explores some of the key issues around the creation of digital ...


Problem-Solving Skills For Librarians, Cindy Batman, Lesley Tsuchiya, Megan Treseder Dec 2013

Problem-Solving Skills For Librarians, Cindy Batman, Lesley Tsuchiya, Megan Treseder

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011

Every time a librarian conducts a reference interview, does research for a patron, teaches a workshop or bibliographic instruction session, that librarian is modeling good problem solving skills. When the same librarian is faced with the challenge of a micromanager, a coworker who is a trouble maker, or team workers who are not working, immobility sets in. These problems seem insurmountable. The same discipline and strong learning skills that propelled the librarian through graduate school, the good written and oral presentation abilities, and the critical thinking demonstrated every time librarians answer a question, are still there. Librarians are just little ...


The Importance Of Digitization In Teaching-Oriented University And College Libraries, Craighton T. Hippenhammer Dec 2013

The Importance Of Digitization In Teaching-Oriented University And College Libraries, Craighton T. Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

An increasing number of university and college libraries have started digitization programs and there are good reasons why they are doing so. First, we are in the middle of revolutionary change as to how ideas get published and distributed. Over 50 percent of scholarly publishing has gone digital and over 20 percent has gone open access. Governments worldwide are beginning to require tax-supported research be published in open access venues. Secondly, it is imperative that they increase their Archives’ digital presence. Preserving institutional histories is currently being lost because of the entirely digital way academics now communicate and many archives ...


Back To School: The Challenges And Rewards Of A Research Library's Instruction Program For A Charter High School In Chicago, Rebecca Starkey Dec 2013

Back To School: The Challenges And Rewards Of A Research Library's Instruction Program For A Charter High School In Chicago, Rebecca Starkey

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011

No abstract provided.


Ambitious Student Seeks Valuable Internship: Will You Mentor Me?, Cara B. Stone, Anne Marie Gruber Dec 2013

Ambitious Student Seeks Valuable Internship: Will You Mentor Me?, Cara B. Stone, Anne Marie Gruber

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011

How does a random email become a graduate student internship and what can be learned from the mentoring experience? What started as email correspondence from an MLS student seeking librarian mentors in her home state turned into meeting in person, and eventually an internship at University of Dubuque's Charles C. Myers Library. Spring 2011 is the first time library staff have had the opportunity to welcome a MLS graduate student intern. The internship primarily focuses on information literacy, involving the student in a thriving, curriculum-integrated program that consists of over 500 class sessions per year, delivered by five librarians ...


Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak Dec 2013

Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak

Library Faculty Publications

For the purposes of this article, the definition of an eBook lending platform is one that contains eBooks from multiple publishers that patrons may browse and checkout. Though these platforms have eBooks that allow for multiple and simultaneous users, in general they have a one-book, one-user model. Details about the major eBook lending platforms for academic libraries, eBook lending platform characteristics, why and how an academic library would license one, and finally what the future of this rapidly changing environment may hold are explained in this article.


E-Book Adoption In Academic & Research Libraries: Self Reported Information Behaviour, Pervaiz Ahmad Nov 2013

E-Book Adoption In Academic & Research Libraries: Self Reported Information Behaviour, Pervaiz Ahmad

InfoSci@ECU Seminars

No abstract provided.


Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part Ii, Robert Farrell Nov 2013

Reconsidering The Relationship Between Generic And Situated Il Approaches: The Dreyfus Model Of Skill Acquisition In Formal Information Literacy Learning Environments, Part Ii, Robert Farrell

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This is the second of two papers discussing the application of Berkeley phenomenologist Hubert Dreyfus’ five-stage model of skill acquisition to information literacy (IL) theory and practice. This second paper will consider in detail how Dreyfus’ model might be used by academic librarians to scaffold information literacy learning opportunities that foster students’ development of information behaviors characteristic of experts within various disciplinary contexts. The article draws on several of the models mentioned in the previous article as well as representative works in the IL field that have put forward instructional activities and pedagogical strategies both for teaching generic IL skills ...


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino Nov 2013

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino

michael c vocino

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2012-2013. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated.


New Perspectives In Leadership: How To Lead From The Middle With Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Conversation With A New Department Head, Leo S. Lo, Adriana Gonzalez Nov 2013

New Perspectives In Leadership: How To Lead From The Middle With Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Conversation With A New Department Head, Leo S. Lo, Adriana Gonzalez

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

An interview with Adriana Gonzalez, head of the faculty and Graduate Services Department at Kansas State University (K-State) Libraries is presented. She relates how she became convinced that high value should be placed on assessment. She suggests several ways for instilling confidence in team members. She describes her approach to creating an assessment plan for her department.


Worth 1,000 Words: Using Instagram To Engage Library Users, Nicole Tekulve, Katy Kelly Nov 2013

Worth 1,000 Words: Using Instagram To Engage Library Users, Nicole Tekulve, Katy Kelly

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

Instagram has taken our technology-driven culture by storm, particularly among younger smartphone users. This popular app allows users to quickly snap a photo, transform it by adding filters and effects, and share it across numerous social media platforms. With 40 million photos uploaded each day, Instagram users are driven to share, like, and interact with fellow camera phone enthusiasts. College students, known for their interest in sharing their experiences on social media, are drawn to this free app. According to a Pew Internet Survey, Instagram is especially appealing to adults aged 18-29. Academic libraries have an opportunity to engage with ...


Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley Oct 2013

Cultivating The Librarian Within: Effectively Lntegrating Library Lnstruction Into Freshman Composition, Jesse Ulmer, Nancy E. Fawley

Nancy Fawley

It has become common practice for library instruction to be included in lower-level college composition courses. Students are typically required to visit the library once or twice a semester to receive instruction on how to find books and journal articles for an upcoming writing assignment that incorporates formal research. But does this current model of instruction truly address course outcomes that seek to produce students who are information literate, critical thinkers and life-long learners? Faculty who teach such courses are often reluctant to surrender precious class time to a librarian, but this paper argues that the merging of bibliographic instruction ...


The Future Of Academic Libraries, Julie Miller Oct 2013

The Future Of Academic Libraries, Julie Miller

Julie L. Miller

Student Library Liaison Akeira Jennings interviews Dean of Butler Libraries, Julie Miller, on Butler Beat, the student television news program available on YouTube. They discuss the future of academic libraries and how Butler Libraries are changing to accommodate the needs of today’s students.


Programming Prowess: Transform Your Library With Engaging Events, Katy Kelly Oct 2013

Programming Prowess: Transform Your Library With Engaging Events, Katy Kelly

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Innovative programming with a purpose can transform the perception of an academic library. Learn how to develop your programming prowess, from idea to implementation, at this engaging workshop. The presenter will demonstrate how library staff interests can drive creative programming and attract many participants, even while adhering to traditional library programming goals: drawing people to the physical building, its collections or services.

Creative programming is often times surprising and newsworthy, so it has the potential to drive community and media attention to the library in a positive way. Attendees will hear about case studies of unconventional and traditional library programming ...


“You Look A Little Young To Be In College”: Preschoolers And Academic Libraries, Amanda Black, Heidi Gauder Oct 2013

“You Look A Little Young To Be In College”: Preschoolers And Academic Libraries, Amanda Black, Heidi Gauder

Roesch Library Faculty Presentations

Learn how one academic library facilitates learning at the pre-school level through targeted programming opportunities. Working with preschool teachers, this library developed age-appropriate activities for children to experience an academic library environment. The Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards were utilized in describing the learning outcomes associated with the activities. This poster will show how academic libraries can provide outreach to the community with fun learning experiences for the youngest of users.


Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Archambault, Elisa Acosta Oct 2013

Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Archambault, Elisa Acosta

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

Librarian and faculty collaborations are the most essential component of any successful information literacy program. How can librarians entice faculty to collaborate? A wide range of outreach strategies have been chronicled in the literature, including brown bag lunch discussions, faculty focus groups, librarian-faculty grants, librarian participation in faculty governance, and workshops. Collaboration can also occur as a result of accreditation or program review requirements. This session will focus on the method of hosting “train the trainer” workshops to present key information literacy concepts to faculty and stimulate ideas for embedding information literacy into the classroom. We will present a broad ...


Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Gardner Archambault, Elisa Slater Acosta Oct 2013

Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Gardner Archambault, Elisa Slater Acosta

Susan Gardner Archambault

Librarian and faculty collaborations are the most essential component of any successful information literacy program. How can librarians entice faculty to collaborate? A wide range of outreach strategies have been chronicled in the literature, including brown bag lunch discussions, faculty focus groups, librarian-faculty grants, librarian participation in faculty governance, and workshops. Collaboration can also occur as a result of accreditation or program review requirements. This session will focus on the method of hosting “train the trainer” workshops to present key information literacy concepts to faculty and stimulate ideas for embedding information literacy into the classroom. We will present a broad ...


Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Gardner Archambault, Elisa Slater Acosta Oct 2013

Training The Trainers: Faculty Development Meets Information Literacy, Susan Gardner Archambault, Elisa Slater Acosta

Elisa Slater Acosta

Librarian and faculty collaborations are the most essential component of any successful information literacy program. How can librarians entice faculty to collaborate? A wide range of outreach strategies have been chronicled in the literature, including brown bag lunch discussions, faculty focus groups, librarian-faculty grants, librarian participation in faculty governance, and workshops. Collaboration can also occur as a result of accreditation or program review requirements. This session will focus on the method of hosting “train the trainer” workshops to present key information literacy concepts to faculty and stimulate ideas for embedding information literacy into the classroom. We will present a broad ...


Planning A New Library Building: The Critical Role Of Data, Gregory Smith Oct 2013

Planning A New Library Building: The Critical Role Of Data, Gregory Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Liberty University’s new main library is scheduled to open in 2013-14, following years of assessment, planning, and construction. Design of the building’s spaces and services relied on analysis of a wide range of data covering user attributes, industry trends, and collection attributes, and use of facilities, equipment, and resources. In this session, a member of the library’s building planning committee will help participants reflect on the critical connections between stakeholders, data, and design.


Not Just For Geeks: A Practical Approach To Linked Data For Digital Collections Managers, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert Oct 2013

Not Just For Geeks: A Practical Approach To Linked Data For Digital Collections Managers, Silvia B. Southwick, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

As digital library managers, we know our collections contain rich metadata, but data (or metadata) are encapsulated in these records and are accessible to users only when records containing them are retrieved in a search. This approach for managing data, although a common practice that extends far beyond digital collections, creates silos of data. Data associated with records is isolated and does not directly link to related data existing in other records. These silos hide valuable relationships among data, leaving to users the task of discovering these hidden connections.

Join other digital library managers at this workshop designed to provide ...


Who Will Do The Job? Hiring Older Workers To Fill Library Labor Gaps, Anne Marie Casey Oct 2013

Who Will Do The Job? Hiring Older Workers To Fill Library Labor Gaps, Anne Marie Casey

Anne Marie Casey

This article discusses the potential shortage of librarians as baby boomers retire. Drawing from other industries that hire retirees for part time or seasonal work, the author discusses this as a possible solution to labor shortages in the field of librarianship.


Use Of Academic Library Strategic Priorities During Severe Budget Reductions, Anne Marie Casey Oct 2013

Use Of Academic Library Strategic Priorities During Severe Budget Reductions, Anne Marie Casey

Anne Marie Casey

Poster presentation of initial findings from doctoral dissertation research.


Libraries As Partners Around The University Table, Bonnie J. Smith, Maria A. Jankowska, Marianne A. Buehler Oct 2013

Libraries As Partners Around The University Table, Bonnie J. Smith, Maria A. Jankowska, Marianne A. Buehler

Library Faculty Presentations

Agenda

Introduction - the need for the study

Research Questions

Research Method

Main Findings


Libraries And Scholarly Communication, Isaac Gilman Oct 2013

Libraries And Scholarly Communication, Isaac Gilman

Faculty Scholarship (PUL)

This chapter provides an overview of academic libraries’ growing involvement in the system of scholarly communication. Although libraries have always been consumers of scholarly publications, in the past few decades, they have become more actively involved in the production of scholarly materials. The 1979 Report of the National Enquiry on scholarly communication is used as a starting point from which to examine the recent evolution of library services such as institutional repositories and scholarly publishing programs. The necessity of applying an appropriate ethical framework to these services is discussed.


Mpla/Ndla/Sdla Tri-Conference Poster Session. Administrative Research Support Service, Linda Kott, Vickie Mix, Nancy Marshall Sep 2013

Mpla/Ndla/Sdla Tri-Conference Poster Session. Administrative Research Support Service, Linda Kott, Vickie Mix, Nancy Marshall

Vickie Mix

Poster Session presented at the Joint Conference of the Mountain Plains Library Association, North Dakota Library Association and South Dakota Library Association. The poster session featured the pilot project of Public Services Librarians at South Dakota State University offering personalized reference services to university administrators.


Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project (Fa 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project (Fa 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 756. Collection includes 39 interviews with Western Kentucky University Libraries faculty, staff, and administrators about their work in the university’s libraries from the 1950s to 2015. Each interview includes information about the individual’s particular role in the library’s function, the evolution of the libraries, and significant projects in which they were involved.


Innovation In Academic Libraries During A Time Of Crisis, Dane Michael Ward Sep 2013

Innovation In Academic Libraries During A Time Of Crisis, Dane Michael Ward

Theses and Dissertations

During a period of rapid social and technological change, academic Academic libraries and librarianship are experiencing a period of great change, or crisis, influenced by multiple factors including emerging technologies, declining budgets, and changing information. More than a transitory historical phase, these changes represents a fundamental transition between paradigms (Kuhn, 1962). Academic libraries and librarianship are moving from a paradigm focused on collections and books to a paradigm focused on learning. Within this context, innovations are new processes, services and products that facilitate this transition to the new paradigm.

Beyond this definitional work, the work serves as an exploration of ...


Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett Sep 2013

Increasing Diversity In The Profession: What Works?, Judy Sackett

Library Presentations

Library leaders and professional organizations have for some time viewed increased diversity in the library profession as a positive goal. However, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics reports that fewer than 12% of ALA members responding to a 2012 demographic survey self-selected their race/family origin as non-White. This program will look at the various strategies being employed to increase diversity in the library profession and to assess the success of those efforts.


Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino Sep 2013

Gift Books Received At Uri July 2012 To June 2013, Michael Vocino

Technical Services Reports and Statistics

Gift books received by the University of Rhode Island Libraries from 2012-2013. Information includes date of donation, name of donor, and number of titles donated.