Mapping History:
Toward a Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy Program
Amanda Binder and Denelle Eads
University of ...
Project Overview
History students are often introduced to primary and secondary source research
through the Library and Sp...
UNC Charlotte Profile
Special Collections Reading Room at UNC Charlotte Atkins Library
Enrollment: Approximately 26,300
Un...
Parameters of Research
• History majors
• History courses at 2000 level and above
• Students enrolled in 2000+ level Histo...
Research Data
• History course offerings
• Library instruction stats
• Student enrollment data*
* Required IRB approval
Mapping Data
Course Instructor Core
Library
Instruction
SC
Instruction
Lib/SC
Instruction
Research
Consultations
HIST 2100...
Mapping Data
History majors enrolled in History courses compared to
receipt of library and special collections instruction...
Mapping Data
Core History course offerings compared to library and
special collections instruction sessions and consultati...
Redundancy of Library Instruction
Number of History students that received more
than one History library instruction sessi...
Next Steps
Identify relevant collections for HIST courses
that are not yet receiving library instruction
Course Special Co...
Next Steps
Highlight special
collections and models
of instruction through
Library Blog
Next Steps
• Recommend that all core HIST 2600 and HIST
4600 courses (required for History majors)
incorporate some type o...
Questions?
Please feel free to contact us:
Amanda Binder
Social Sciences Librarian
abinder3@uncc.edu
Denelle Eads
Special ...
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Mapping History: Toward a Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy Program

  1. 1. Mapping History: Toward a Curriculum-Integrated Information Literacy Program Amanda Binder and Denelle Eads University of North Carolina at Charlotte ALA Annual Conference, Chicago 2013 http://ala13.ala.org/node/12122
  2. 2. Project Overview History students are often introduced to primary and secondary source research through the Library and Special Collections. In an effort to create an intentional information literacy experience for these students, the History and Special Collections librarians at UNC Charlotte have collaborated on a research project that maps where and when library instruction meets History students. Research instruction sessions and one-on-one consultations are mapped to semester course offerings to identify in which classes faculty members connect students to the library for research assistance. Data from a university enrollment reporting system is used to identify redundancy in library instruction by mapping student enrollment in History courses to offered information literacy sessions. Research findings are shared with the History department in hopes of creating a dialog about how the Library and Special Collections can more strategically work with faculty to create a meaningful and consistent experience for History majors. The results of the project, including maps, graphs and feedback from the faculty*, will be displayed. * Timing of the IRB approval did not allow for appropriate time to properly distribute the faculty survey. The survey will be distributed in Spring 2014.
  3. 3. UNC Charlotte Profile Special Collections Reading Room at UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Enrollment: Approximately 26,300 Undergraduate: 20,282* Graduate: 4,994* Bachelor’s Degrees Offered: 92 Master’s Degrees Offered: 59 Doctoral Degrees Offered: 20 Colleges: 7 *2011 data
  4. 4. Parameters of Research • History majors • History courses at 2000 level and above • Students enrolled in 2000+ level History courses • 2012-2013 Academic Year (Fall and Spring)
  5. 5. Research Data • History course offerings • Library instruction stats • Student enrollment data* * Required IRB approval
  6. 6. Mapping Data Course Instructor Core Library Instruction SC Instruction Lib/SC Instruction Research Consultations HIST 2100 1 HIST 2160-001 1 HIST 2600-A01 X 1 HIST 2600-A02 X 1 HIST 2600-A03 X HIST 2600-A04 X 1 HIST 2600-A05 X HIST 4000-A01 X 1 HIST 4000-A02 X 1 HIST 4600-A01 X HIST 4600-A02 X HIST 4600-A03 X 1 HIST 4600-A04 X X Sample of Process: Core course with no library or SC instruction
  7. 7. Mapping Data History majors enrolled in History courses compared to receipt of library and special collections instruction 0 50 100 150 200 250 HIST 2600 HIST 4600 All Courses # History Majors (Fall 2012) Mapping History Students to Library Instruction No Instruction Library Instruction Special Collections Instruction 0 100 200 300 HIST 2600 HIST 4600 All Courses # History Majors (Spring 2013) Mapping History Students to Library Instruction No Instruction Library Instruction 67% of History Majors received no History Library Instruction in 2012-2013 Academic Year
  8. 8. Mapping Data Core History course offerings compared to library and special collections instruction sessions and consultations 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 HIST 2600 HIST 4000 HIST 4600 Core History Courses (Fall 2012) Mapping to the Core Courses Offered Library Instruction Consultations 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 HIST 2600 HIST 4000 HIST 4600 Core History Courses (Spring 2013) Mapping to the Core Courses Offered Library Instruction Consultations
  9. 9. Redundancy of Library Instruction Number of History students that received more than one History library instruction session Fall 2012: 10 students (2.8%) Spring 2013: 8 students (2%) Because students may receive library instruction from courses in multiple departments, measuring redundancy of library instruction would be more appropriate for college-wide curriculum mapping
  10. 10. Next Steps Identify relevant collections for HIST courses that are not yet receiving library instruction Course Special Collections HIST 2160: African American History 1400-1860 Jetton Family Papers Patterson Family Papers Torrance and Banks Family Papers HIST 2297: History of NC 1500-Present Miles L. Wriston Papers John Kimbrough Parole Wilkes Family Papers J.A. Bisaner Slave Bill-of-Sale, 1865 Mary Boyer Collection Reginald Hawkins Papers Julius Chambers Papers Frank O. Sherrill Papers HIST 3141: World War I Joseph B. Matthews Papers Annie L. Alexander Papers Mary Boyer Collection Bleeka Ritch Kerr Papers BoBo Burnett Papers HIST 3000: Topics in U.S. History: 1960s Fred Alexander Papers American New Left Collection Reginald Hawkins Papers Gladys Avery Tillett Collection Stanford Brookshire Papers HIST 2600: Great Plagues in History Annie L. Alexander Papers U.S. 38th Evacuation Hospital Records Aids Prevention Advisory Committee Records Mecklenburg County Health Dept Records John B. Alexander Papers
  11. 11. Next Steps Highlight special collections and models of instruction through Library Blog
  12. 12. Next Steps • Recommend that all core HIST 2600 and HIST 4600 courses (required for History majors) incorporate some type of library and special collections instruction to provide a consistent experience for History majors • Distribute History Faculty Survey* Spring 2014 • College-wide curriculum mapping project * Approved by IRB in Spring 2013
  13. 13. Questions? Please feel free to contact us: Amanda Binder Social Sciences Librarian abinder3@uncc.edu Denelle Eads Special Collections Research and Outreach Librarian deads@uncc.edu

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