Presentation Title

Primary Documents and Academic Collaboration: Partnerships that Lead to Student Information Literacy

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Meaningful collaboration between faculty members and librarians leads to the most efficient and applicable research and information literacy instructions sessions. At small academic libraries, the close relationship between faculty members and librarians serve as the foundation for instruction services. This collaborative relationship between librarians and professors promote and enhance information literacy skills and result in both more applicable instruction and more buy-in from students.

This session will focus on the collaboration between Oglethorpe faculty and librarians in creating an assignment for a new course in Environmental History. The course focused on providing students with an experience in using primary resources to document the built environment. Librarians designed and implemented a student experience that incorporated information literacy skills in selecting, interpreting and applying appropriate information from archives, special collections and websites related to the built environment. The use of research guides, embedding in the learning management system, and hands-on research experience, and assessment will be discussed in the context of information literacy.

The session will concluded with a discussion of lessons learned, best practices when offering archival instruction and how to integrate institutional archives more into classes.

Presentation Description

This session will focus on the collaboration between faculty and librarians in creating an assignment for a new course in Environmental History. Librarians designed and implemented a student experience that incorporated information literacy skills in selecting, interpreting and applying appropriate information from archives, special collections and websites.

Keywords

Primary resources, Archival instruction, Special collections instruction, Faculty/Librarian Collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 2:45 PM Sep 30th, 4:00 PM

Primary Documents and Academic Collaboration: Partnerships that Lead to Student Information Literacy

Room 210

Meaningful collaboration between faculty members and librarians leads to the most efficient and applicable research and information literacy instructions sessions. At small academic libraries, the close relationship between faculty members and librarians serve as the foundation for instruction services. This collaborative relationship between librarians and professors promote and enhance information literacy skills and result in both more applicable instruction and more buy-in from students.

This session will focus on the collaboration between Oglethorpe faculty and librarians in creating an assignment for a new course in Environmental History. The course focused on providing students with an experience in using primary resources to document the built environment. Librarians designed and implemented a student experience that incorporated information literacy skills in selecting, interpreting and applying appropriate information from archives, special collections and websites related to the built environment. The use of research guides, embedding in the learning management system, and hands-on research experience, and assessment will be discussed in the context of information literacy.

The session will concluded with a discussion of lessons learned, best practices when offering archival instruction and how to integrate institutional archives more into classes.