Presentation Title

Information Literacy in the Writing Spotlight

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Librarian and writing faculty collaborations show significant opportunities for improving student IL skills in core courses, and recent scholarship provides several ideas for implementing collaboration (Barratt, Nielson and Desmet; Deitering and Jameson; Donham and Green); however, little scholarship illustrates the larger task of designing collaborative units. This presentation aims to present efforts between a librarian and writing faculty to design and implement a co-taught research unit into a first-year writing course. The unit replaces a one-shot library session with three weeks of IL training during which student teams learn a specific research skill, determine how to teach the skill to peers, and create a 2-5 minute video teaching the skill to a peer audience. We present the original design for the project with discussion about how our own observations, assessment of the project, and student feedback encouraged and guided our revision process. We then present the revised design for the project, comparison of observations, findings, and students’ feedback between the two projects, and we discuss upcoming revisions to the project. Finally, we offer information and materials on how librarians and writing faculty might begin, implement, revise, and re-implement a collaborative project at their own university.

Presentation Description

We present efforts of a librarian and writing faculty to design and implement a co-taught research unit into a first-year writing course, providing three weeks of IL training. We present the original design with discussion about how observations, assessment, and student feedback encouraged and guided our revision process.

Keywords

IL, Writing, Collaboration, Faculty, Research, Media

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 1:15 PM Sep 30th, 2:30 PM

Information Literacy in the Writing Spotlight

Room 1002

Librarian and writing faculty collaborations show significant opportunities for improving student IL skills in core courses, and recent scholarship provides several ideas for implementing collaboration (Barratt, Nielson and Desmet; Deitering and Jameson; Donham and Green); however, little scholarship illustrates the larger task of designing collaborative units. This presentation aims to present efforts between a librarian and writing faculty to design and implement a co-taught research unit into a first-year writing course. The unit replaces a one-shot library session with three weeks of IL training during which student teams learn a specific research skill, determine how to teach the skill to peers, and create a 2-5 minute video teaching the skill to a peer audience. We present the original design for the project with discussion about how our own observations, assessment of the project, and student feedback encouraged and guided our revision process. We then present the revised design for the project, comparison of observations, findings, and students’ feedback between the two projects, and we discuss upcoming revisions to the project. Finally, we offer information and materials on how librarians and writing faculty might begin, implement, revise, and re-implement a collaborative project at their own university.