Presentation Title

Active Learning in, through, and beyond the University Library and Classroom.

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

For the past seven years, in our respective capacities as an associate professor, a librarian, and library staff member at a small, private university in Columbia, SC, we have collaborated in the instruction of hundreds of freshman composition and research students in information literacy. Our efforts have evolved, over these years, into three classroom training sessions, instructing the student in the use of a wide variety of print and electronic resources. Students conclude the training with completing a "Library Skills Exam", in which they meet with either their professor or trained library staff to demonstrate their ability to find a variety of resources in the library.

Our workshop will consist of brief presentations from librarian, professor, library staff, and (hopefully) a student from one of the classes engaged in the topic during the fall semester of 2014. Example training materials and library skills assessment will be provided to workshop participants during the presentation.

Workshop participants will then be led through activities to encourage the development of similar training and assessment activities for their particular institutions and situations. We anticipate participants bringing their laptops to the session, and being able to use templates or examples provided them to draft resources that they could use either in the classroom or in the library to encourage greater information literacy for academic purposes and beyond.

Presentation Description

This workshop will consist of brief presentations from librarian, professor, library staff, and (hopefully) a student from one of the classes engaged in the topic during the fall semester of 2014. Example training materials and library skills assessment will be provided to workshop participants during the presentation. Participants will then be encouraged (and guided, as needed) in development and/or adaptation of the materials to their own situations so as to encourage greater collaboration in, through, and beyond the library and classroom.

Keywords

Information literacy, Collaboration, Higher education, Assessment of learning, Active learning, First Year English.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

ActiveLearning 2Share.ppsx (13204 kB)
Power Point Show used in workshop

InfoLiteracyCriteria4.pdf (25 kB)
Criteria for evaluation of literacy skills used during "library skills exams"

InfoLitTest#1.2.Example.pdf (51 kB)
Example of the Info Lit. exam test (given to students)

PersonalInventory.pdf (43 kB)
Personal Inventory of Interests and Experiences (used at beginning of semester to help students choose a topic)

Example-PuttingPersonalInventorytoUse.pdf (53 kB)
Example of a student using the Personal Inventory to develop possible topics

 
Oct 10th, 10:00 AM Oct 10th, 11:30 AM

Active Learning in, through, and beyond the University Library and Classroom.

Room 212

For the past seven years, in our respective capacities as an associate professor, a librarian, and library staff member at a small, private university in Columbia, SC, we have collaborated in the instruction of hundreds of freshman composition and research students in information literacy. Our efforts have evolved, over these years, into three classroom training sessions, instructing the student in the use of a wide variety of print and electronic resources. Students conclude the training with completing a "Library Skills Exam", in which they meet with either their professor or trained library staff to demonstrate their ability to find a variety of resources in the library.

Our workshop will consist of brief presentations from librarian, professor, library staff, and (hopefully) a student from one of the classes engaged in the topic during the fall semester of 2014. Example training materials and library skills assessment will be provided to workshop participants during the presentation.

Workshop participants will then be led through activities to encourage the development of similar training and assessment activities for their particular institutions and situations. We anticipate participants bringing their laptops to the session, and being able to use templates or examples provided them to draft resources that they could use either in the classroom or in the library to encourage greater information literacy for academic purposes and beyond.