Teaching Info Literacy through Zombie Preparedness

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Teaching source evaluation and search efficiency to community college library users, using tips and tricks to find information in emergency situations, including, but not limited to, a zombie apocalypse. "Use your brain, before someone eats it."

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Teaching Info Literacy through Zombie Preparedness

  1. 1. Teaching information literacy through zombie preparedness. Caitlin Sheldon Sarah McFadden Begley Library Schenectady County Community College
  2. 2. Disaster Preparedness Month (September) + Information Literacy Month (October) = Begley Library Zombie Outbreak (FALL 2012)
  3. 3. Search Efficiency Teaching Objectives Source Evaluation
  4. 4. Using disaster prep to push careful source selection. Using your brain. Before someone eats it. Using the widespread fear of zombies to teach efficient searching.
  5. 5. Space Objectives Decorate the library with zombies.
  6. 6. Products LibGuide Branding Infographics Displays
  7. 7. GRAPHIC S INFO
  8. 8. Library Displays Brains Infectious Disease Personal safety Survival Guides
  9. 9. BRANDING
  10. 10. Red Cross Disaster Prep Day
  11. 11. Blood & Brains Drive
  12. 12. Outcomes Over 500 LibGuide views and counting Blood drive turnout greater than projected Circulation of display items Notable student enthusiasm
  13. 13. Challenges Tasteful display of thematic/gory materials When to remove one’s tongue from one’s cheek in the service of learning
  14. 14. Changes Scheduling (of other events) Additional programming Flash mob Costume contest
  15. 15. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Text PREVENT to 25383 to donate $10 to help ASPCA care for pets displaced by Sandy.
  16. 16. sheldocm@sunysccc.edu mcfaddse@sunysccc.edu libguides.sunysccc.edu/zombies </end>

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