Undergraduate Women’s Studies Course: Planning and delivering a library instruction session Elisheba Muturi April 15 2008
Planning the instruction session <ul><li>Communicate with the course instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze assignment </li>...
Planning the instruction session <ul><li>Provide handouts listing search strategy examples and summarizing resources </li>...
Learning objectives <ul><li>Use the UBC subject guides as a starting point 2.3.b </li></ul><ul><li>For historical informat...
Sources <ul><li>Subject page  </li></ul><ul><li>Background and overview </li></ul><ul><li>Primary sources </li></ul><ul><l...
Search terms: key words and controlled vocabulary <ul><li>Subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Key words </li></ul><ul><li>i...
Background/Overview sources <ul><li>Catalogue keyword search for:   women AND (encyclopedia OR handbook? Dictionar? OR alm...
Primary Sources <ul><li>Catalogue:  (diar? letter? autobio? correspondence? oral? Interview? experience? personal narrativ...
Database search strategy #The concept of women is redundant in women’s studies databases Some databases allow automatic st...
Studies on Women and Gender abstracts ( immigrant+ OR refugee+ ) AND ( experience+ OR perspective+ OR representation+ OR c...
Women’s studies international ( immigrant OR refugee ) AND ( experience OR perspective OR representation OR construction O...
Contemporary Women’s Issues 1) Immigrant* AND experience (keywords alone with no limits) - 1346 2) experience* OR perspect...
Sociological abstracts DE=(wom*n or  females ) and DE=( immigr * or  refugee  or  migrant *) and AB=( experience * or  per...
Psychinfo SU ( experiences OR events ) and SU females and SU ( immigration OR refugees OR migrants )  subject headings onl...
Internet Sources: Intute
Google Basic search – immigrant women experiences – 525 000 Smarter search ~women ~immigr ~experience OR ~represent OR ~id...
Blogs <ul><li>Blogs are today’s online diaries and can be useful for locating narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Blog search eng...
Lesson plan elements <ul><li>Intro  </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge-in (from the known to the unknown) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectiv...
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    1. 1. Undergraduate Women’s Studies Course: Planning and delivering a library instruction session Elisheba Muturi April 15 2008
    2. 2. Planning the instruction session <ul><li>Communicate with the course instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Determine students’ information literacy level </li></ul><ul><li>Set session learning objectives based on course and assignment objectives as well as ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Identify appropriate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create a lesson plan outline </li></ul>
    3. 3. Planning the instruction session <ul><li>Provide handouts listing search strategy examples and summarizing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure follow-up eg. Close to the assignment deadline, set up a clinic in the lab on a few sessions where students who need help with searching and locating resources can come for assistance on a drop-in basis </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning objectives <ul><li>Use the UBC subject guides as a starting point 2.3.b </li></ul><ul><li>For historical information, recognize the information gaps and limitations of using Google as a starting point 2.3.b </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish primary from secondary resources1.2.e </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the use of the catalogue to locate a variety of resources and formats 2.2.e </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the role of indexes in finding information – identify appropriate ones 2.3.b </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate a search strategy using relevant search terms – controlled vocabulary and key words, using boolean logic and basic truncation 2.2.b, 2.2.c, 2.2.d </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively search appropriate internet sources for experiences 2.3.b </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sources <ul><li>Subject page </li></ul><ul><li>Background and overview </li></ul><ul><li>Primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociological perspective: sociological abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender: contemporary women’s issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology: Psychological abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites: Intute </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines: Google, Technorati </li></ul>
    6. 6. Search terms: key words and controlled vocabulary <ul><li>Subject headings </li></ul><ul><li>Key words </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant women and (experience* or represent* or construct* or identit*) </li></ul><ul><li>women immigrant* and canad* </li></ul><ul><li>immigr* and women and employ* and canad* </li></ul><ul><li>chinese and immigr* and women and canad* </li></ul><ul><li>filipin* and immigr* and women and canad* </li></ul><ul><li>Women immigrants – geographical place – aspect – publication type (biography or bibliography) </li></ul><ul><li>Women immigrants--Canada--Social conditions, </li></ul><ul><li>Women immigrants--Asia--Economic conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Women immigrants--British Columbia—Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Women immigrants--Bibliography. </li></ul><ul><li>Emigration and immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Canadian women </li></ul><ul><li>Filipino Canadian women </li></ul>
    7. 7. Background/Overview sources <ul><li>Catalogue keyword search for: women AND (encyclopedia OR handbook? Dictionar? OR almanac?) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject heading: Women's studies-- Encyclopedias . </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies HQ 115 E52 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (Online) – search for immigrant – overview article on immigrant labour </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Primary Sources <ul><li>Catalogue: (diar? letter? autobio? correspondence? oral? Interview? experience? personal narrative?) AND (immigr? migr?) AND (wom?n) </li></ul><ul><li>Database: </li></ul><ul><li>North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories: Organized by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subjects eg. Women in workforce </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Database search strategy #The concept of women is redundant in women’s studies databases Some databases allow automatic stemming in the place of truncation Social emmigrat* Identit* Country or province Geographical Political Cultural Economical (labour or work*) Aspect Refugee or asylum seeker Migrant* Immigra* immigrant Construct* Perspective Represent* Experience* Synonyms Concept#
    10. 10. Studies on Women and Gender abstracts ( immigrant+ OR refugee+ ) AND ( experience+ OR perspective+ OR representation+ OR construction+ OR identity+ ) – retrieves 42 Automatically searches for variants (hence no need to truncate) when “stemming” is selected
    11. 11. Women’s studies international ( immigrant OR refugee ) AND ( experience OR perspective OR representation OR construction OR identity)  - 2899 (key words - too many hits) TX ( Immigrant experience OR Immigrant women's attitudes ) and TX ( Migrant women OR refugee women )  - 29 (descriptors – manageable recall)
    12. 12. Contemporary Women’s Issues 1) Immigrant* AND experience (keywords alone with no limits) - 1346 2) experience* OR perspective OR represent* OR construct* OR identit* (keywords) immigrants and refugees AND images of women (subject areas) – 19 Additional limits - country
    13. 13. Sociological abstracts DE=(wom*n or females ) and DE=( immigr * or refugee or migrant *) and AB=( experience * or perspective * or ( identit * or represent * or construct *)) and DE=( work * or lab*r or employ *) and ( filipina or philipines ) – 62 For sociological perspective, it’s useful to add a topic (eg. Work) and geographical perspective
    14. 14. Psychinfo SU ( experiences OR events ) and SU females and SU ( immigration OR refugees OR migrants )  subject headings only to manage recall - 46
    15. 15. Internet Sources: Intute
    16. 16. Google Basic search – immigrant women experiences – 525 000 Smarter search ~women ~immigr ~experience OR ~represent OR ~identity OR ~construction, limit to .edu domain: 59 600 Google Scholar search – 1740 To search for primary documents - &quot;primary documents&quot; women immigrants
    17. 17. Blogs <ul><li>Blogs are today’s online diaries and can be useful for locating narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Blog search engine: Technorati – locates good blogs on immigrants in general not immigrant women eg immigration watchdog, A Canada Immigrant’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Very basic search strategy: ~women ~immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>Would women immigrants typically share their stories through blogs? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Lesson plan elements <ul><li>Intro </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge-in (from the known to the unknown) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Pretest </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory and active learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Post-test </li></ul>
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