Presentation Title

Herding the Walking Dead: Infecting Freshman Biology Majors with Information Literacy Skills

Location

Verelst

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

In order to “infect” first year students in the introductory Biology course at a small, private University, Instruction Librarians and Freshman Biology Instructors collaborated to refine a bibliographic instruction session designed to introduce the components of academic resources and information literacy. Come hear how Librarians and Instructors cooperate to “animate” student skill sets in basic search techniques including: limiters, Boolean operations, database organization, navigation, and result manipulation techniques. This partnership equips students with a strong foundation of information literacy and transferable skill sets that will be built upon throughout the course of their academic careers.

Keywords

College freshman, Biology majors, Introductory biology, Bibliographic instruction, Academic resources, Infromation literacy, Library-faculty collaboration, Limiters, Boolean operations, Database organization, Database navigation, Result manipulation techniques

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Aug 23rd, 10:00 AM Aug 23rd, 11:30 AM

Herding the Walking Dead: Infecting Freshman Biology Majors with Information Literacy Skills

Verelst

See presentation description.