Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In May, 2007, a University of Central Florida regional campus team comprised of teaching faculty, librarians, administrators, and writing center coordinators received a three year Quality Enhancement Plan grant to study the impact of a library/writing center partnership on student information literacy. This presentation will share our project’s results and benefits. Using the ACRL Information Literacy Standards, the team developed modifications and interventions designed to improve students’ ability to gather, evaluate, and use information, and to enhance their technology literacy and critical thinking. The project’s development included ongoing discussions of progress, obstacles, program collaboration, and single location of services. Targeted student interventions included group workshops and one-on-one writing center/librarian sessions. The James Madison University Information Literacy Test, a research paper evaluation, and a student perception survey were used for assessment. Benefits included enhanced academic collaboration and the establishment and expansion of a successful writing center. The results should have broad application for other institutions.

Presentation Description

A collaboration among librarians, writing center coordinators, teaching faculty, and administrators at a regional campus to create information literacy workshops as part of a three year QAP. The writing center and the library jointly taught the sessions. Baseline and intervention groups of students participated in this grant to view the impact of the library/writing center partnership.

Keywords

James Madison University information literacy test, Quality enhancement plan grant, Association of college and research libraries information literacy standards, Information literacy, Academic libraries, Writing centers, Critical thinking, Interdisciplinary approach in education, Library orientation for college students

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 2:00 PM Oct 1st, 3:30 PM

Multiple Partnerships for Student Information Literacy: Library, Writing Center, Faculty, and Administrators

Room 1002

In May, 2007, a University of Central Florida regional campus team comprised of teaching faculty, librarians, administrators, and writing center coordinators received a three year Quality Enhancement Plan grant to study the impact of a library/writing center partnership on student information literacy. This presentation will share our project’s results and benefits. Using the ACRL Information Literacy Standards, the team developed modifications and interventions designed to improve students’ ability to gather, evaluate, and use information, and to enhance their technology literacy and critical thinking. The project’s development included ongoing discussions of progress, obstacles, program collaboration, and single location of services. Targeted student interventions included group workshops and one-on-one writing center/librarian sessions. The James Madison University Information Literacy Test, a research paper evaluation, and a student perception survey were used for assessment. Benefits included enhanced academic collaboration and the establishment and expansion of a successful writing center. The results should have broad application for other institutions.