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Supplementary materials for ALA Poster Session. Presented at 2012 ALA Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Supplementary materials for ALA Poster Session. Presented at 2012 ALA Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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Information Literacy: Working Outside the Curriculum to Work Your Way In Information Literacy: Working Outside the Curriculum to Work Your Way In Presentation Transcript

  • Information Literacy:Working Outside the Curriculum to Work Your Way In Amanda Binder and Sarah Sagmoen University of Illinois Springfield American Library Association Annual Conference Anaheim 2012 http://t.co/f5wXhLb2
  • What did we do?• Created a series of drop-in library tours and workshops• Offered the sessions online and on- campus, and at different times of day, to accommodate our diverse student body• Offered faculty the option of offering sessions for a grade or extra credit
  • Why did we develop this series?• Library’s participation in ethnographic research study (ERIAL) from 2008-2010 revealed that we were not reaching a large percentage of our students, particularly the growing population of online and transfer students• Information literacy at this point had become a baccalaureate goal (yay!) but had not yet been integrated into the curriculum for either traditional or non-traditional students
  • See how the series grew over time…. We started with one workshop for everyone Spring 2010 Fall 2010
  • See how the series grew over time…then added tours and created separate marketing materials for online and on-campus students Spring 2011 Spring 2011
  • See how the series grew over time…we kept the original workshop but offered it later in the semester Spring 2011
  • See how the series grew over time…then we added a summer session and changed the design Summer 2011 Fall 2011
  • See how the series grew over time… and finally we added iPad tours! Spring 2012 Spring 2012
  • iPad Tours• Idea came from library faculty member that had tested this out with a BIO/CHE class• The tour is not taken virtually on the iPad – the students bring library iPads with them on the physical tour of the space and are asked to do searches and find resources both electronic and on the shelves Image of Brookens Library Stairwell. From “Thirty Years of Brookens.” Presentation by Thomas Wood, UIS Archives.
  • What is the appeal of the workshops?• Don’t take up class time• Provide a quick introduction to the library and our resources (one-hour sessions)• Introduce students to librarians and subject guides• Conveniently offered at day and night times, and both online and on-campus, to accommodate the diverse student body
  • How did we work to improve the workshops?• Student and faculty feedback• Online surveys were sent to students following or at the end of each session• Online surveys were sent to all faculty to gage their awareness of the tours/workshops and interest in or satisfaction levels with them
  • Student Survey Comments What was the most useful part(s) of the session?“These online sessions are great and very convenient”“An overview of the many resources available at the library – and the reassurance that live people were available to help use them!”“Being shown where to access information on the library website”“Navigating the website and looking at every floor”“It walks us through the basics, which is essential for online students!”“Using Google Scholar was a good suggestion for a project Im working on. I wouldnt have followed it.”“I was able to try out the databases for myself and get help right away”“Just moving around the library - how to find the articles”“the section when the participant needed to locate a book in the library”“She showed us each place to look for resources online and how to contact the librarians for help”“As an online student, knowing where to find and request resources was really helpful. I had no idea I could request books to bedelivered to me.”“I really appreciate the online links. I am a commuter student and being able to find good resources online is very helpful.”
  • Student Survey Was this your first instruction session with a librarian at UIS? No 22% Yes 78%Total Workshop Participants: 201 Survey Response Rate: 31.8%
  • Student Survey Undergrad Grad Adjunct/Instructor 4% 45% 51%Total Workshop Participants: 201 Survey Response Rate: 31.8%
  • Student Survey Status % Online Students at UIS: 34% Online On-campus 35% 35% Blended 30%Total Workshop Participants: 201 Survey Response Rate: 31.8%
  • Student Survey I found this session to be… Would you recommend this session to a friend, 1% classmate or colleague? 3% Very Helpful 8%23% Helpful Yes Maybe 73% Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful At All 92% Total Workshop Participants: 201 Survey Response Rate: 31.8%
  • Student Survey60504030 On-campus Online2010 0 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Total Workshop Participants: 201 Survey Response Rate: 31.8%
  • How did survey inform our reworking of the series? • Addition of tours (provides basic information and accommodates new and transfer students) • Addition of activities to engage students in the tours and workshops • Addition of subject-specific drop-in workshops for particular disciplines/majors (Spring 2012) • Creation of separate marketing materials for online and on-campus toursWhat other information would be helpful to discuss in these types of drop-in sessions? Please include any othercomments/suggestions in this box.“I think separate workshops geared towards online and in print resources may be helpful. That way people who need to takethem can learn more specifically and in detail about which aspect will be most helpful to them.”“It would have been good not to just see the example, but have each of us coached through actually searching ourselves as partof the tutorial”“Having the students do an actual search and request”“Perhaps having a discipline-specific session; in my case, Legal Studies. (Lexis, etc.)”“The window of time is very limited and there is only so much you could fit in and I felt that there was a lot of information givenin such a little time you could break it up in two sessions to give some hands on in the future. The information can becomeoverwhelming to some.”“I definitely think we covered a good variety of information throughout the session, however, we were somewhat rushed dueto the time limitation. This wasnt necessarily an issue for me personally due to the fact that Ive heard the information before.But, expanding sessions would be beneficial so that all information can be fully processed by new students.”
  • Coming Fall 2012!When the university began todevelop a Freshman Seminarcourse, we saw opportunity!In Spring 2012 we presentedideas for different levels of libraryintegration into the courseIt was decided that all FreshmanSeminar students would receive agrade for attending one of theiPad Library Tours in the Fall 2012semester
  • Contact Us!Sarah SagmoenUniversity of Illinois Springfieldssagm2@uis.edu@ssagmoenAmanda BinderUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotteabinder3@uncc.edu@ahbinder