Presentation Title

Reaching Them Where They Are: Information Literacy and the Distance Education Student

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Distance education students acquire essential information literacy skills via embedded librarianship and online video tutorials. This poster provides an overview of the embedded librarian program at South University and online video tutorials at Samford University. Both institutions provide innovative library services and research support to their respected web-based patrons. The embedded librarian efforts at South University have assisted students to increase awareness of library resources, effectively evaluate available resources, and successfully access needed information. Online tutorials at Samford University reinforce fundamental skills introduced during on-campus orientation sessions and assist students to access information from numerous resources while facilitating active learning. Each of these efforts are methods that effectively support the Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Presentation Description

In the process of engaging distance education learners, both South and Samford University are continually developing web-based assets that provide learners with multiple options for enriching their library experiences. The discussion will cover development and implementation of embedded librarianship and online video tutorials while reflecting obstacles and accomplishments. This session will be relevant to academic librarians who are planning or are already providing online library services to students with varying levels of fluency.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 12:30 PM Sep 25th, 1:45 PM

Reaching Them Where They Are: Information Literacy and the Distance Education Student

Distance education students acquire essential information literacy skills via embedded librarianship and online video tutorials. This poster provides an overview of the embedded librarian program at South University and online video tutorials at Samford University. Both institutions provide innovative library services and research support to their respected web-based patrons. The embedded librarian efforts at South University have assisted students to increase awareness of library resources, effectively evaluate available resources, and successfully access needed information. Online tutorials at Samford University reinforce fundamental skills introduced during on-campus orientation sessions and assist students to access information from numerous resources while facilitating active learning. Each of these efforts are methods that effectively support the Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.