Presentation Title

Mixing Information Literacy, Collaborative Technology, and Physical Fitness: A Combination Waiting for Implementation or a Passing Fad?

Location

CGC Lobby

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Many modern institutions of higher education have diverse populations of student learners. As such, traditional methods that have historically promoted information literacy may require a fresh look and tweaking to ensure their continued effectiveness in our dynamic information and health conscious culture. This poster presentation will begin an exploration of the question: Can an academic library evolve to meet the multiple needs of the users and reimage their role by facilitating collaborative opportunities and offering resources that encourage physical fitness? This lively conversation will discuss what happened when a University Library created dedicated study areas that featured cutting-edge technology and exercise equipment -- including stationary bicycles and ellipticals. Lessons learned and a review of the unexpected national media attention that resulted from this effort will also be provided. Join us and learn more about how new technology and a physical fitness initiative were blended to enhance information literacy

Presentation Description

Today’s universities and colleges have diverse populations of student learners. Traditional approaches that promote the achievement of information literacy may benefit from a fresh look at ways to blend with new technology and physical fitness.

Keywords

New Technology, Physical Fitness, Exercise Equipment, Student Learners, Collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 12:00 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Mixing Information Literacy, Collaborative Technology, and Physical Fitness: A Combination Waiting for Implementation or a Passing Fad?

CGC Lobby

Many modern institutions of higher education have diverse populations of student learners. As such, traditional methods that have historically promoted information literacy may require a fresh look and tweaking to ensure their continued effectiveness in our dynamic information and health conscious culture. This poster presentation will begin an exploration of the question: Can an academic library evolve to meet the multiple needs of the users and reimage their role by facilitating collaborative opportunities and offering resources that encourage physical fitness? This lively conversation will discuss what happened when a University Library created dedicated study areas that featured cutting-edge technology and exercise equipment -- including stationary bicycles and ellipticals. Lessons learned and a review of the unexpected national media attention that resulted from this effort will also be provided. Join us and learn more about how new technology and a physical fitness initiative were blended to enhance information literacy