Presentation Title

More Than Butts in the Seats! Outreach Programs Enhance the Metaliteracy and Social Learning Concepts of the New Information Literacy Framework.

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Quality outreach programs help strengthen an institution’s information literacy program by connecting the dots between those “gray” areas of scholarship. The right program breaks down barriers allowing participants to ask, share, and explore within a collaborative community. Offering creative outreach programs requires flexibility and an open mind from the library staff, but the rewards include stronger support for the institutional mission, increased visibility for the library’s services, and collaborative partnerships with both academic and service departments within the community.

Participants will leave this workshop with a plan for one outreach initiative, and the foundation to begin the conversation of outreach within their institution! We will begin the session by playing a mystery game to break the ice and start the conversation (10 minutes). A writing exercise (10 minutes) will follow and provide examples of possible assessment for this type of activity. This will lead to a 25 minute overview of successful outreach programs, assessment options, and how these initiatives help support the new Information Literacy Framework (ACRL). Participants will then break into small groups for a 20 minute guided activity where they brainstorm/create an outreach program to support an initiative already present within their institution. Ten minutes will be reserved for wrap up and questions.

Presentation Description

Quality outreach enhances an information literacy program and supports the ACRL framework. Come ready to play and learn how programs support your mission, increase visibility of your services, and form collaborative partnerships across your campus! Explore types of assessment, and leave with a solid plan for one outreach program!

Keywords

ACRL Framework, Information Literacy, Outreach, Programming

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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

More Than Butts in the Seats! Outreach Programs Enhance the Metaliteracy and Social Learning Concepts of the New Information Literacy Framework.

Room 217

Quality outreach programs help strengthen an institution’s information literacy program by connecting the dots between those “gray” areas of scholarship. The right program breaks down barriers allowing participants to ask, share, and explore within a collaborative community. Offering creative outreach programs requires flexibility and an open mind from the library staff, but the rewards include stronger support for the institutional mission, increased visibility for the library’s services, and collaborative partnerships with both academic and service departments within the community.

Participants will leave this workshop with a plan for one outreach initiative, and the foundation to begin the conversation of outreach within their institution! We will begin the session by playing a mystery game to break the ice and start the conversation (10 minutes). A writing exercise (10 minutes) will follow and provide examples of possible assessment for this type of activity. This will lead to a 25 minute overview of successful outreach programs, assessment options, and how these initiatives help support the new Information Literacy Framework (ACRL). Participants will then break into small groups for a 20 minute guided activity where they brainstorm/create an outreach program to support an initiative already present within their institution. Ten minutes will be reserved for wrap up and questions.