Presentation Title

Sneaky Skill Building: Embedding Information Literacy into Engagement Events

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation will outline how the UCF Libraries became a campus partner with the First Year Experience program entitled LINK Loot. The program allows students to receive LINK Loot for each program/event/task they attend allowing them to win prizes at the end of each semester. LINK events are open to all students, but only new UCF students are eligible to earn LINK Loot. This partnership allowed the library to embed information literacy skills into exciting programs amd events, increase student participation through the help of LINK marketing, and increase campus awareness of engaging library programs for our undergraduate population.

Presenters will discuss new initiatives and what library events and programs worked with the LINK Loot partnership. Attendees will be invited to think about ways to embed information literacy skills throughout library programming as well as how to utilize campus partnerships to increase student skill building opportunities and best support select academic populations.

Presentation Description

Even though many students know they need help building up their research skills, it can be hard to get them to come to a workshop in their free time. So how do we get them to come? By being sneaky! This presentation will outline how collaboration with a campus partner helped embed information literacy skills into fun and engaging library events, increased student participation, and campus wide visibility of library programs.

Keywords

Information literacy; student engagement; partnerships; library events; outreach, undergraduate students

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 1:25 PM Sep 28th, 1:45 PM

Sneaky Skill Building: Embedding Information Literacy into Engagement Events

Room 212

This presentation will outline how the UCF Libraries became a campus partner with the First Year Experience program entitled LINK Loot. The program allows students to receive LINK Loot for each program/event/task they attend allowing them to win prizes at the end of each semester. LINK events are open to all students, but only new UCF students are eligible to earn LINK Loot. This partnership allowed the library to embed information literacy skills into exciting programs amd events, increase student participation through the help of LINK marketing, and increase campus awareness of engaging library programs for our undergraduate population.

Presenters will discuss new initiatives and what library events and programs worked with the LINK Loot partnership. Attendees will be invited to think about ways to embed information literacy skills throughout library programming as well as how to utilize campus partnerships to increase student skill building opportunities and best support select academic populations.