Engaging First Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

Engaging First Year Students in Meaningful Library Research
Author: Molly Flaspohler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2011-11-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780632940

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Aimed at teaching professionals working with first-year students at institutions of higher learning, this book provides practical advice and specific strategies for integrating contemporary information literacy competencies into courses intended for novice researchers. The book has two main goals - to discuss the necessity and value of incorporating information literacy into first-year curricula; and to provide a variety of practical, targeted strategies for doing so. The author will introduce and encourage teaching that follows a process-driven, constructivist framework as a way of engaging first-year students in library work that is interesting, meaningful and disciplinarily relevant. Provides helpful advice and guidance for seamlessly integrating library research competencies into first-year courses Offers practical models and real life examples of successful student-centered, course-based library research assignments Is written by an academic librarian with nearly 20 years of experience in the field

Engaging First Year Students in Meaningful Library Research

Engaging First Year Students in Meaningful Library Research
Author: Molly Flaspohler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2011
Genre: Computer-assisted instruction
ISBN: OCLC:1105784220

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Aimed at teaching professionals working with first-year students at institutions of higher learning, this book provides practical advice and specific strategies for integrating contemporary information literacy competencies into courses intended for novice researchers. The book has two main goals - to discuss the necessity and value of incorporating information literacy into first-year curricula; and to provide a variety of practical, targeted strategies for doing so. The author will introduce and encourage teaching that follows a process-driven, constructivist framework as a way of engaging first-year students in library work that is interesting, meaningful and disciplinarily relevant. Provides helpful advice and guidance for seamlessly integrating library research competencies into first-year courses Offers practical models and real life examples of successful student-centered, course-based library research assignments Is written by an academic librarian with nearly 20 years of experience in the field.

Engaging Diverse Learners Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians

Engaging Diverse Learners  Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians
Author: Mark Aaron Polger,Scott Sheidlower
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-02-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781440838514

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This book connects teaching practical strategies and ideas with educational theories to give you techniques to use in the classroom to capture students' attention and engage them with instruction. • Describes engagement techniques that work even for shy librarians or instructors who aren't naturally comfortable with performance aspects of teaching • Covers working with adult learners at different age groups and students with different English language abilities, from different socioeconomic backgrounds, or with various levels of technological competence, not just the "traditional" undergraduate • Presents methods to overcome and win over those learners who initially react with "Why do I need another library lesson?"

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
Author: Megan Oakleaf
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780838985687

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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum

Connecting the Library to the Curriculum
Author: Lynette Torres
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789811638688

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Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries

Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries
Author: Bonnand, Sheila
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2015-05-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781466683938

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The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students’ interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services.

Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research

Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research
Author: Lijuan Xu
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-09-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781538138939

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This book guides faculty members and librarians in creating engaging learning experiences with primary sources. Chapters coauthored by librarians and faculty partners provide examples of exercises and assignments in which students engage with primary sources, including both digital and physical materials as well as non-English language materials.

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director

Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director
Author: Melissa U.D. Goldsmith,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-08-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780634685

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Academic libraries have continually looked for technological solutions to low circulation statistics, under-usage by students and faculty, and what is perceived as a crisis in relevance, seeing themselves in competition with Google and Wikipedia. Academic libraries, however, are as relevant as they have been historically, as their primary functions within their university missions have not changed, but merely evolved. Going beyond the Gate Count argues that the problem is not relevance, but marketing and articulation. This book offers theoretical reasoning and practical advice to directors on how to better market the function of the library within and beyond the home institution. The aim of this text is to help directors, and ultimately, their librarians and staff get students and faculty back into the library, as a result of better articulation of the library’s importance. The first chapter explores the promotion of academic libraries and their function as educational systems. The next two chapters focus on the importance of the role social media and virtual presence in the academic library, and engaging and encouraging students to use the library through a variety of methods, such as visually oriented special collections. Remaining chapters discuss collaboration and collegiality, formalized reporting and marketing. Offers clear, concise writing, with thoughtful discussions of the problems facing academic libraries Demonstrates comprehensive and thoughtful research that informs theoretical approaches to realistic outcomes that address these problems Provides helpful tables, illustrations, and photographs that evidence the collaborative nature of contemporary academic libraries Provides practical examples from actual experiences that can be adapted by readers

Academic Library Impact

Academic Library Impact
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,William Harvey (Software engineer),Vanessa Kitzie,Stephanie Mikitish
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2017
Genre: Academic libraries
ISBN: 0838989764

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Best practices developed by the profession in capturing and emphasizing academic libraries' contributions to student learning, success, and experience.

The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison

The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison
Author: Lindsay Alcock,Kelly Thormodson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020
Genre: Academic libraries
ISBN: 9781538126769

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"The Health Sciences Library Liaison Today provides fodder for discussion, ideas for programming potential, implementation and evaluation methods, planning processes, and recommendations for library liaison programs. It discusses challenge for librarians to be proactive, current collaborators in the academic and clinical environments"--

Student Engagement and the Academic Library

Student Engagement and the Academic Library
Author: Loanne Snavely
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781598849837

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"This unique book explores exciting programs and initiatives that can both engage undergraduate students with academic libraries and assist academic librarians in creating a vibrant library atmosphere"--

Engaging Students Through Campus Libraries

Engaging Students Through Campus Libraries
Author: Hazel Mcclure
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1440868689

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Focus on Writing

Focus on Writing
Author: Laurie McMillan
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781460406595

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This first-year composition rhetoric-reader uses a Writing about Writing (WAW) approach and a conversational style to help students engage in threshold concepts and transfer what they know about writing to new situations. Each chapter asks a key question such as “Why Write?” or “What Is the Rhetorical Situation and Why Should I Care about It?” Preliminary answers to the chapter question are provided in accessible prose, and these initial ideas are supplemented with a selection of three or four readings and a list of recommended online texts. Prompts for informal and formal writing projects keep the focus on writing and help students apply writing studies scholarship to their own lives in meaningful ways. A companion website includes recommended WAW resources, assignment supports, and links to additional readings: sites.broadviewpress.com/focusonwriting

Engaging Students through Campus Libraries High Impact Learning Models

Engaging Students through Campus Libraries  High Impact Learning Models
Author: Gayle Schaub,Hazel McClure
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-10-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781440868696

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This collection of collaborative, high-impact learning experiences in information literacy teaches librarians how to engage students in hands-on, experiential learning. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has identified 11 practices that are highly impactful to student learning to designate as high-impact educational practices (HIP). These practices engage students deeply in a meaningful, connected way to their work. Librarians teach and support student learning in many ways that assist these AAC&U practices, such as information literacy instruction for capstone, writing, and first-year seminars and research support for collaborative assignments and projects. Engaging Students through Campus Libraries calls attention to work in information literacy that goes beyond a traditional librarian role; it features librarians and faculty partners who engage in projects that highlight salient, experiential facets of the AAC&U practices in order to teach information literacy. In this book, librarians will learn high-impact, experiential learning models for working with students. They will understand how to think about and describe how AAC&U best practices are currently embodied in their organizations. They will also imagine future learning experiences for students with HIPs in mind, resulting in information literacy that is integrated into disciplinary work in a vital and transformative way. Demonstrates the varied and exciting possibilities for engaged, integrated information literacy instruction Includes details about planning and preparation so that readers can replicate, scale, or adapt practices in other library environments Offers librarians practical models for pursuing their own partnerships in other disciplines Includes narrative accounts of completed projects and programs involving students from a range of majors and academic departments

Leveraging Wikipedia

Leveraging Wikipedia
Author: Merrilee Proffitt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838916322

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The vision statement of the Wikimedia Foundation states, “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” Libraries need not see Wikipedia as competition; rather, failing to leverage its omnipresence in the online world constitutes a missed opportunity. As a senior program officer at OCLC, Proffitt has encouraged collaboration between Wikipedia and cultural heritage institutions, leading to increased visibility and user engagement at participating organizations. Here, she brings onboard a raft of contributors from the worlds of academia, archives, libraries, and members of the volunteer Wikipedia community who together point towards connecting these various communities of knowledge. This book will inspire libraries to get involved in the Wikipedia community through programs and activities such as hosting editathons;contributing content and helping to bridge important gaps in Wikipedia;ensuring that library content is connected through the world’s biggest encyclopedia;working with the Wikipedia education community; andengaging with Wikipedians as allies in a quest to expand access to knowledge. Speaking directly to librarians, this book shows how libraries can partner with Wikipedia to improve content quality while simultaneously ensuring that library services and collections are more visible on the open web.