Presentation Title

A holistic approach to information and data literacy in finance: Library instruction in and outside the classroom at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Location

Room 1220 B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Under a liaison librarian model, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Library delivers strategic instruction to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program of UTSC’s Department of Management. Librarian involvement is holistic and part of the entire undergraduate experience, from the classroom to co-curricular programming. As members of the departmental curriculum committee, the librarians participate in curriculum planning, assignment design and assessment of data and information literacy and academic skill components of the BBA. Within the UTSC Finance & Trading Lab, a joint venture between the library and the Department of Management, the Finance Librarian designs co-curricular and experiential learning activities, including preparatory workshops for finance competitions, hosting trading competitions, and creating a student managed investment fund. All of these efforts serve to fully embed the library and the spirit of information literacy into the undergraduate experience.

This presentation will give a background on these and other library projects within the Department of Management, as well as outline measures for assessment of services and impact.

Presentation Description

The University of Toronto Scarborough liaison librarians for the Department of Management create a holistic library experience for undergraduate students that is both academic and experiential. By participating in the departmental curriculum committee, the librarians help embed information literacy skills into assignments and grading rubrics. Through innovating programming in the Library’s Finance & Trading lab, the library has created outstanding experiential learning opportunities for finance students. All of these efforts serve to fully embed the library and the spirit of information literacy into the undergraduate experience. This presentation will give a background on these and other library projects within the Department of Management, as well as outline measures for assessment of services and impact.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 4:15 PM Sep 25th, 5:30 PM

A holistic approach to information and data literacy in finance: Library instruction in and outside the classroom at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Room 1220 B

Under a liaison librarian model, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Library delivers strategic instruction to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program of UTSC’s Department of Management. Librarian involvement is holistic and part of the entire undergraduate experience, from the classroom to co-curricular programming. As members of the departmental curriculum committee, the librarians participate in curriculum planning, assignment design and assessment of data and information literacy and academic skill components of the BBA. Within the UTSC Finance & Trading Lab, a joint venture between the library and the Department of Management, the Finance Librarian designs co-curricular and experiential learning activities, including preparatory workshops for finance competitions, hosting trading competitions, and creating a student managed investment fund. All of these efforts serve to fully embed the library and the spirit of information literacy into the undergraduate experience.

This presentation will give a background on these and other library projects within the Department of Management, as well as outline measures for assessment of services and impact.