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Reprise in Second Life of 2007 LOEX Conference Presentation on results of Fall 2006 LILi information literacy survey of California libraries.

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Teaching In A Tea House For Sl 9 13 07 Edited Teaching In A Tea House For Sl 9 13 07 Edited Presentation Transcript

  • Teaching in a Tea House Alexandria Knight (Esther Grassian, UCLA College Library) Buk Binder (Marsha Schnirring, Occidental College)
  • LOEX 2007 Conference Session Reprise…
    • With permission: Brad Sietz, LOEX Director
    • Original Presenters:
      • Esther Grassian, UCLA
      • Catherine Haras, California State University, Los Angeles
      • Billy Pashaie, East L.A. College (now at Cypress College)
  • Surprising LILi Data re Teaching!
    • …in a Tea House (USC)
  • They’re also teaching…
    • …in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi & American Sign Language (Alameda County Library)
    • Archiving VOIP (Voice Over IP) Library Sessions (National University)
  • LILi?
    • What?
    • Why?
    • How?
    • Lessons Learned
    • Further Research
  • LILi: Lifelong Information Literacy
    • Informal Group of Librarians
    • Spectrum of California Libraries
    • Investigating IL Definitions, Standards & Instruction
    • GOAL : Suggestions re Sequenced, Lifelong ILI Curriculum
    • http://www.library. ucla . edu/libraries/college/lili/index . htm
  • Why? Lit Review
    • Hypothesis : ILI efforts across various types of libraries are not sequentially coordinated.
  • More…
    • Interesting surprises re AASL and ACRL’s Blueprint for Collaboration
    • http://tinyurl.com/38d45t
    • IFLA and UNESCO don’t mention sequential ILI
  • Even more…
    • Pipeline & Lifelong ILI Underdeveloped
    • Cross-Institutional Collaboration Limited or Non-Existent
    • Obstacles
      • Budget
      • Time
      • Personnel
  • California-Specific Problems
    • Fewest FTE Library Media Teachers (LMTs) in Nation
    • No State IL Mandate
  • How? LILi Methodology: Survey Instrument
    • Broad IL Definition
    • Goal re ILI in California: To ID…
      • current practice
      • gaps
      • overlaps
  • Issues
    • IL Offered, but Not Labeled as IL
    • Instruction Differs Even Within Institutions
  • Questions…
    • # of Surveys to Use
    • No Funding
    • Soliciting Broad Cross-Section of Responses
    • Consciousness-Raising
    • Decision : 1 Zoomerang Survey
    • No Precedent
    • First Grassroots IL Survey Across All Types of Libraries
  • Data Collection
    • Two Question Reviews by Expert
    • Spring 2006 Pilot
    • Fall 2006 Final Survey Mounted
  • More Issues…
    • Difficult to Determine Total # of California Libraries
    • Missing Numbers…
      • Academic Library Branches
      • Public Library Departments
      • Private School Libraries or Library Media Centers
  • Numbers Available
    • Public Libraries: 1,153
    • Special Libraries: 1,017
    • Academic Libraries: 346
    • Public School Libraries or Library Media Centers: 6,340
    • TOTAL : 8,856
  • Survey Responses
    • 300 Total Responses
    • Geographically Distributed Across California
    • 247 Usable Responses
  • Issues
    • Results Cannot be Generalized
    • Interesting Data Tell Anecdotal Story
    • Reflects Range of Current IL Practice in California
    • Survey Analysis=Significance & Broadest Interest
  • Sample {n=247}
    • Academic = 32%
    • Public = 16%
    • School = 48%
    • Special = 1%
    • Other = 5%
    • 98% have an operating Library or Library Media Center
  • Serving a range of populations
    • Up to 500 = 11%
    • 501-5000 = 48%
    • 5,001-20,000 = 16%
    • 20,001-50,000 = 12%
    • Over 50,000 = 11%
  • 4 Preliminary Findings
    • Professional Instruction using IL standards
    • Teaching infrequently assessed and not mandatory
    • Articulation beyond the institution is rare
    • Achievements and obstacles common across libraries
  • 1. Professional instruction using IL standards 95%
    • For school or course-related assignments
      • 44% High school
      • 36% Undergraduates
    74% Using Librarians to teach (MLS/MLIS) 71% Using professionally developed standards 69% With a definition of IL 76% Offering instruction The number of libraries…
  • Type of instruction
    • For ILI, few use blogs (7%), RSS feeds (4%), podcasts (2%) or wikis (2%)
    21%
    • Interactive tutorials
    62%
    • Instructional materials (bibliographies, finding aids)
    67%
    • Group instruction
    71%
    • Informational web pages
    90%
    • Point of use or 1-on-1
  • 2. Teaching not assessed frequently and not mandatory 18% With mandatory ILI 43% Without formal assessment practices Number of libraries…
  • We are teaching the same topics
    • Surprises:
      • 36% teach evaluation of periodical articles
      • 18% teach blogs and wikis
    51% Basic computer functions 67% How the web works 89% Locating materials 95% Library catalog Overlapping instruction
  • 3. Articulation Beyond the Institution is Rare
    • Only 7 of 247 libraries reported contact or collaboration with a sequencing institution
    • Only 48% include “ability to engage in lifelong learning” in their IL definition
  • 4. Achievements & Obstacles Common Across Libraries
    • Highly valued achievements {N=195}
    • empowered users
    • establishing course-integrated or sequenced instruction
    • collaboration with faculty
    • ILI required or reaches most of their users
    • community support for ILI
  • 4. Achievements & Obstacles Common Across Libraries
    • Challenges to ILI {N=195}
    • faculty resistance
    • staffing
    • time
    • funding
    • poor outreach
    • no mandate
    • a very small number noted lack of IL or poor quality IL at preceding (feeder) institution as impediment to instruction
  • Data for Academic Institutions
  • 27 Community Colleges 30% Senior citizens 30% General public teens 41% General public adults 7% Parents of college students 15% High school faculty 30% High school students 7% Middle school students Reach the following:
  • 27 Community Colleges
    • All respondents assess student learning
      • 81% formally assess
      • 100% informally assess
      • 70% use “direct” assessment
      • 30% use “indirect”
  • 27 Community Colleges
    • Shasta College
      • Teaches distinguishing among & using different types of images
    • Santa Rosa Junior College
      • Teaches problem-solving & decision-making
  • 17 California State Universities (CSU) 29% Senior Citizens 35% General public 82% College faculty 100% Undergraduate/Graduates 65% High school students 29% Middle school students 18% Elementary school students Reach the following:
  • 17 California State Universities
    • All respondents assess student learning
      • 100% informally assess
      • 89% formally assess
  • 21 Private Colleges & Universities
    • Use ACRL Standards + Big 6 (U of Redlands)
    • Teach not to procrastinate (Loyola Marymount)
    • Teach how to set up alerts, use clipboard, get database help (Samuel Merritt College)
  • 12 University of California Libraries
    • UC Irvine
      • Teaches elementary school, junior high & high school students & faculty
      • Reaches every freshperson (4000/year)
    • UC Santa Barbara
      • Does IL in social settings
      • Uses cellphones
  • Data For Other Types of Libraries
  • 40 Public Libraries
    • Santa Clara County
      • >100,000 users
      • 80 full-time librarians
      • Use iPods & publicize widely
      • Reach 101-205/year
  • More public libraries…
    • Outreach to schools
      • “Visit schools doing all day sessions for classes” (Palos Verdes District, Peninsula Center Library)
    • Berkeley Public Library
      • No classes
      • 81-100% of users have serious or profound IL needs
  • 3 Special Libraries
    • Boeing Library
      • >100,000 users
      • 47 full-time & 3 part-time librarians
      • Teach “how to avoid copyright problems”
      • Publicity : Corporate Intranet & Business Partner Staff Meetings
  • Lessons Learned
    • Need 4 Different Surveys
    • Focus on Smaller Geographic Area as Model
    • Ask Directly re Sequential IL
    • Funding Needed for Professional Survey
  • Further Research Is Needed
    • Goal : An information literate populace