Webinar Outcomes• Understand the unique qualities of discovery tools inorder to better instruct students in the classroom• Learn how to maximize discovery tool features inorder to teach students to fully evaluate searchresults• Understand how discovery tools integrate withsubject-specific databases in order to meet upper-level course needs• Acquire new ideas for teaching in order to fullycapitalize on the benefits of teaching with adiscovery tool
Poll #1:Understanding Our AudienceDoes your institution have a discovery tool?a. Yes, we have oneb. Not yet, but we will be implementing onec. No, and we have no plans to implement one
Poll #2:Understanding Our AudienceIf you have a discovery tool, when did your institutionimplement a discovery tool?a. Less than 1 year agob. 1 to 2 years agoc. 2 to 3 years agod. More than 3 years ago
Digital Natives• Love to customize and personalize• Often visual learners• Say what they think
Digital Natives• Collaborative• Multitaskers• Crave speed and entertainment
“Google’s simplicity and single search box seemsto have created the expectation among students ofa specific search experience within the library”Asher, Andrew D. and Lynda M. Duke. 2011. “Searching for Answers: StudentResearch Behavior at Illinois Wesleyan University.” In College Libraries andStudent Culture: What We Now Know.” Ed. Lynda M. Duke and Andrew D.Asher. Chicago: American Library Association.…Which means that they rely toomuch on simple keyword searches.
Digital Natives as Information Seekers• Adept with technology as a tool, but lack criticalthinking and evaluation skills• Lack the methodological understanding to searchfor and evaluate resources in the library
Poll #3:Understanding Your InstitutionsIf you use a discovery tool, is it positioned as amain default search box on the library homepage?a. Yesb. No
Selected BibliographyBuck, Stefanie, and Margaret Mellinger. "The Impact Of Serial Solutions’ Summon™On Information Literacy Instruction: Librarian Perceptions." Internet ReferenceServices Quarterly 16.4 (2011): 159-181.Cmor, Dianne & Xin Li. “Beyond Boolean, Towards Thinking: Discovery Systemsand Information Literacy.” Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences (2012): Paper 7.Debonis, Rocco, Edward ODonnell, and Cynthia Thomes. "(Self-) DiscoveryService: Helping Students Help Themselves." Journal Of Library & InformationServices In Distance Learning 6.3-4 (2012): 235-250.Fagan, Jody, Condit. "Discovery Tools And Information Literacy." Journal Of WebLibrarianship 5.3 (2011): 171-178.Fawley, Nancy & Nikki Krysak. “Information Literacy Opportunities within theDiscovery Tool Environment.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 19 (2012): 207-214.