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A presentation delivered by Julie Arensdorf, Instruction Services Librarian at Loras College, during a Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) Teacher Librarian Update in Elkader, Iowa on March 4,......

A presentation delivered by Julie Arensdorf, Instruction Services Librarian at Loras College, during a Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) Teacher Librarian Update in Elkader, Iowa on March 4, 2014, on behalf of the Iowa ACRL/K-12 Higher Education Committee.

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  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience
  • 93 wanted workshop at AEA
  • Most were unable to adapt material for a new audience

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  • 1. College & Career Readiness Information Literacy Skills Needed By College Bound Students IL
  • 2. I would be interested in one of the following offered by a teacher librarian and an academic librarian Mini-conference Workshop offered at my local AEA Webinar Online tutorial Other K-16 School Librarian Survey 135 RESPONDENTS IL
  • 3. THE FOCUS Research Skills College Preparedness Collaboration IL
  • 4. THE OUTCOMES  Develop pathways for building academic and teacher librarian collaborations and outreach projects  Understand the information literacy skills expected of students at the college level IL
  • 5. THE END GOAL: ensure student success in the freshman year of college and beyond IL
  • 6. Data What do national and local assessments tell us about student IL skills? IL
  • 7. THE NUMBERS | NATIONAL  Project Information Literacy • • The average college library had 19x as many online library databases and 9x as many books as the average high school library 74% of students said they struggled with selecting keywords and formulating efficient search queries, and 57% found it difficult to sort through irrelevant results from online searches IL
  • 8. THE NUMBERS | NATIONAL  Project Information Literacy • • Most freshmen said their research competencies from high school were inadequate for college work Freshmen had written so few high school research papers that they had a very limited understanding of what the research process entails and how libraries could help IL
  • 9. THE NUMBERS | NATIONAL  2006 ICT Literacy Assessment: • • • 44% identified a research statement that captured the demands of the assignment 40% entered multiple search terms to correctly narrow a web search 35% were able to correctly narrow a broad search IL
  • 10. THE NUMBERS | NATIONAL  2006 ICT Literacy Assessment: • • 12% used points directly related to their persuasive argument in a visual presentation >50% did not understand how to take large amounts of information and sort it for clarification purposes IL
  • 11. THE NUMBERS | LOCAL  Wartburg College 2009 IL Assessment: • • • 46% recognized that a personal web page is not an appropriate scholarly source. 49% identified the parts of a bibliographic citation. 37% did not recognize that writers include citations when paraphrasing. IL
  • 12. THE NUMBERS | LOCAL  Wartburg College 2009 IL Assessment: • • 29% understood the Boolean terms AND, OR, and NOT 30% of students reported that they had written 3 or fewer papers in high school that required citations IL
  • 13. THE NUMBERS | LOCAL  U of Dubuque TRAILS Test: • • Average score percentages were between 61%-69% Lower scores were found in the areas of copyright, quoting, paraphrasing, and bias IL
  • 14. WEIGH IN: Given that we have all been teaching students these skills, how can we work together to bridge the gap and improve the data? What have you been doing? What have others been doing? IL
  • 15. Sample Assignments What is required of first-year college students? IL
  • 16. FOR DISCUSSION  Similar expectations  Different expectations  Known issues that would prevent a student from being successful IL
  • 17. WEIGH IN: What are some of the key skills/themes within these assignments? IL
  • 18. Collaboration What does a successful partnership look like? IL
  • 19. I would be interested in working with an academic librarian in the following ways: Inquiry lessons Research skills Citations Databases College preparedness Lesson plans for instruction Other K-16 School Librarian Survey 135 RESPONDENTS IL
  • 20. EXAMPLE  Grand View U + Des Moines Area HS • • • Help senior AP students prepare for college Grand View librarians prepared presentation, activities, handouts Used college-level assignments How would I find sources for this? What parts don’t I understand? IL
  • 21. EXAMPLE  Briar Cliff U + Sioux City HS • Video of Sioux City high school student talking about his experience working with Briar Cliff staff  Loras College + Western Dubuque HS  Others?? IL
  • 22. ACTIVITIES  AP class research day  Collaborative English research paper  Research scavenger hunt  Future career research project IL
  • 23. THE END GOAL: ensure student success in the freshman year of college and beyond IL
  • 24. Questions How can we help you? IL
  • 25. CONTACT Julie Arensdorf Instruction Services Librarian Loras College julie.arensdorf@loras.edu 563.588.7917 Thank you for sharing your time with me! IL
  • 26. REFERENCES Educational Testing Service. (2006). 2006 ICT Literacy Assessment Preliminary Findings. Head, A. J. (December 4, 2013). Learning the ropes: How freshmen conduct course research once they enter college. Project Information Literacy Research Report. University of Washington Information School. IL