• Ability to distinguish between services
– Academic Support Center
– College Writing Center
• Not as interested in how to use the library as
• Emphasis on:
– Contact information
– Logging in
– Navigating the website
– Importance of using library sources
– Friendly, helpful library staff
• Instructor’s manual
• Class presentation
• In-class activities
• Out-of-class “homework” in Falcon Online
• Three SLS 1101 courses Spring ‘14
– 7-week, 2 hours/day, 1 day/week
– 7-week, 1 hour/day, 2 days/week
– 15-week, 1 hour/day, 1 day/week
Team Teaching Approach
• Four 25-minute segments
– Fifteen minutes of talk, 10 minutes of activity
– Librarians alternate – one speaking, one roaming
– Best results in 2-hour block
Freshman English Sequence Change
• Fall 2014
– ENC 1101: was writing and research, now just
– ENC 1102: was literature and composition, now
writing and research
– Library contact in 1102, not 1101
– Makes SLS 1101 doubly important
Two DSC Libraries
Chair of Library Services
Head of Technical
Head of Reference
Manager of DeLand
UCF Regional Librarian
Library Support Staff
Senior LMT, Circulation
Senior LMT, Circulation
About 90,000 Print Volumes
Reserve copies of many
current textbooks available for
Direct Interlibrary Loan
ordering of materials from 28
Florida state colleges
Book delivery to all campuses
Browsing collection of over
330 magazines and
152,000+ E-books available
100 + Research databases
indexing millions of full-text
New York Times
New York Times
presented to over 6000
students per year
Walk up research assistance
always available at the
Online one credit class taught
by all of the librarians,
Introduction to Internet
Research, LIS 2004.
Course Reserves: Items professors have placed in the care of the library, for in-
library use only. Typically, reserve materials are copies of textbooks for that
course. These items cannot be checked out of the library, and the loan period is
shorter, about 2-3 hours in length.
Searching Course Reserves
Course Reserves Activity
Search for your classes to see if
there are any course reserve
List any courses that you have
reserves for in the Course
Reserves Discussion Board.
Commonly used ENC 1101
New York Times Current
Issues and Controversies
Navigating Databases Activity:
Find a full text article on effective
presentations, then using the tools
from that database, email the article
to yourself and to your professor.
Research Guide Activity:
Locate the research guide for ENC 1101 and become familiar with the
In class, students will then write a couple of sentences about the
benefits of using this guide for their ENC 1101 course and other DSC
classes in a “Research Guides” discussion board in their course shell.
In this digital age, it’s important to
understand where our information
comes from; this is the foundation of
Being able to effectively analyze the
credibility and relevance of a resource
is an important component to any
When was the information published or posted?
Has the information been revised or updated?
Is the information current or out of date for your
Are the links functional?
Does the information relate to your topic or answer
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not
too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
Have you looked at a variety of sources before
determining this is one you will use?
Would you be comfortable using this source for a
Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
What are the author's credentials or affiliations?
What are the author's qualifications to write on the
Is there contact information, such as a publisher or
Does the URL reveal anything about the author or
source? For example: .com (commercial), .edu
(educational), .gov (government), .org (nonprofit
Where does the information come from?
Is the information supported by evidence?
Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
Can you verify any of the information in another
source or from personal knowledge?
Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical
What is the purpose of the information? to inform?
teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or
Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
Does the point of view appear objective and
Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious,
institutional, or personal biases?
Here are some examples of websites that we can use to employ the CRAAP test:
Evaluating Resources Activity:
Navigating back to their course shell, students will select
the CRAAP test quiz and evaluate the credibility of a site.
Began Fall 2011, an eNewsletter published each semester on the
Learning Commons website: http://daytonastate.edu/learningcommons/
Reports on news and events from the ASC, Library, Writing Center.
Content geared towards all patrons of the library, including students,
alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators.