Innovations in E-Resources

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Innovations in E-Resources

  1. 1. Credo Reference Educational Workshop—Welcome! Part 1 E-resources Implementation and Innovation An interactive session that will result in both big ideas and practical steps for librarians to put to use at their institution. Part 2 Getting the most out of your Credo Reference Service Learn about new features of Credo Reference and best practices for increasing usage and information literacy.   Part 3 What’s new from Credo Reference? Credo Topic Pages Publisher Collections Subject Collections  Libraries Thriving
  2. 2. E-resources Implementation and Innovation: “ Top Five ” and Brainstorming September 30, 2011 Libraries Thriving
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>“ Research seems to be far more difficult to conduct in the digital age than it did in previous times.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Finding Context: What Today's College Student Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age&quot; , Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, February 4, 2009 (18 pages, PDF, 864 KB). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Research seems to be far more difficult to conduct in the digital age than it did in previous times.” </li></ul></ul>Context Libraries Thriving
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>&quot;Finding Context: What Today's College Student Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age&quot; , Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, February 4, 2009 (18 pages, PDF, 864 KB). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frustration and procrastination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Information overwhelm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Need context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Filtered results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Citable, trustworthy information </li></ul></ul>Context Libraries Thriving
  5. 5. <ul><li>For over three- fourths (84%) of the students surveyed, the most difficult step of the course-related research process was getting started. </li></ul>servations <ul><ul><li>“ Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use Information in the Digital Age , Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, November 1, 2010 (72 pages, PDF, 602 KB). </li></ul></ul>Libraries Thriving Context
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cross Institutional Themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate information literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text, on-line resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty as mediators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library is a social institution </li></ul></ul>Our Agenda ACRL Preconference (2011) on ERIAL Project: http://www.erialproject.org/ Libraries Thriving Context
  7. 7. <ul><li>Overall consensus between faculty and librarians is that students need assistance with the following information literacy skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding research tools beyond Google and Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the purpose of the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigating the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing quality and reliability of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discerning between different types of materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducting effective searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrowing topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing sources & avoiding plagiarism </li></ul></ul>Our Agenda Library/faculty information literacy checklist: “ ALA 2011 publication on national study: College Libraries and Student Culture: What we Now Know by Lynda Duke and Andrew Asher Libraries Thriving Context
  8. 8. <ul><li>Implications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Observation and Involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and Teaching Faculty Collaboration </li></ul></ul>Our Agenda Libraries Thriving Context
  9. 9. Where do we see opportunity? Libraries Thriving
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is working well? </li></ul><ul><li>What is not working as well as it could? </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to increased use </li></ul>E-resources in course management systems Libraries Thriving
  11. 11. <ul><li>How are community plans to transition from print to e-resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DRM and licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of LibGuides and Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications and cooperation </li></ul></ul>Print to e-resources transition Libraries Thriving
  12. 12. <ul><li>Promoting to faculty and community </li></ul><ul><li>Using all sources of communication available at the university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email blasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharkbytes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharklink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training: individual and groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invitations to faculty meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison program </li></ul></ul>Print to e-resources transition Libraries Thriving
  13. 13. <ul><li>Latest research </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>College Open Textbook Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collegeopentextbooks.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flatworld Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/ </li></ul></ul>Looking into Open Access Textbooks Libraries Thriving
  14. 14. <ul><li>MERLOT is program of the California State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Orange Grove : Florida ’s Digital Repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.theorangegrove.org/OGMain.asp </li></ul></ul>Looking into Open Access Textbooks Libraries Thriving
  15. 15. <ul><li>Overview of structure </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Increase information literacy for students </li></ul>Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center Libraries Thriving
  16. 16. <ul><li>VP for Information Services & University Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries Information Technology Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation & Digital Conversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Digital Research & Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright Advisory Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for New Media Teaching & Learning </li></ul></ul>Libraries Thriving Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center
  17. 17. <ul><li>Center for New Media Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Dedicated to the purposeful use of technology in education.” </li></ul></ul>Libraries Thriving Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center
  18. 18. <ul><li>Center for New Media Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courseworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EdBlogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia on iTunes U </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia on YouTube EDU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EnhancED: Resource Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynda.com: Software Tutorials </li></ul></ul>Libraries Thriving Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center
  19. 19. <ul><li>Center for New Media Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… supports a range of efforts from basic course websites to advanced projects .” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/portfolio/ </li></ul>Libraries Thriving Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center
  20. 20. <ul><li>Center for New Media Teaching & Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Triangle Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Bridges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Learning </li></ul></ul></ul>Libraries Thriving Collaboration between library and teaching and learning center
  21. 21. Digital Bridges <ul><li>“… works in partnership with Columbia faculty and librarians to bring students into active engagement with digital collections.” </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes “… hands-on use of materials from Columbia University Libraries, other academic collections, broadcast media, scientific data repositories, museums, and private collections.” </li></ul>Libraries Thriving
  22. 22. Are We Collaborating Yet?     Libraries Thriving Improve our current collaboration... <ul><ul><li>ask more or better questions about assignments - don't make assumptions based on the past </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at the same time - make improvements based on past sessions, don't wait for feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>utilize LibGuides - better for students (no handouts getting lost) - but also easier for faculty to give feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>even consider co-creating LibGuides with faculty if there is interest! </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Are We Collaborating Yet?     Libraries Thriving Assignment LibGuide Examples: <ul><li>assignments that need lots of links not otherwise found (or hard to find) on the library website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cn.libguides.com/locationsandoccupations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cn.libguides.com/foodandpeople </li></ul></ul><ul><li>unusual assignments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cn.libguides.com/narratemes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>quick guides for subjects you haven't had time to develop yet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cn.libguides.com/TESL </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Are We Collaborating Yet?     Libraries Thriving Use current collaboration to build... <ul><ul><li>build relationships with faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don't just ask them cold-turkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>prove your worth first </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may lead to more natural collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>don't try so hard </li></ul></ul></ul>image by digitalart
  25. 25. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving Problem Based Learning (PBL) as strategy for librarian/faculty collaborations <ul><ul><li>Problem Identification : Initial learning issues (gaps in knowledge) define the parameters of the problem-solving process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration/Integration : The problem is bigger than any one person and thus requires collaboration and integrative thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Staged : Complications and dead-ends emerge over time and are incorporated into a fuller understanding of the problem. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving 1) What ’s the Problem? First Year Seminar (FYS 100) <ul><ul><li>New 3-credit hour critical thinking course, required in the first year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary course that addresses seven core domains of thinking and five critical thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught by faculty drawn from disciplines across the university </li></ul></ul>image by renjith krishnan
  27. 27. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving Five Learning Outcomes: <ul><ul><li>Reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Judgment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreting/Constructing Representations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metacognitive Reflection </li></ul></ul>image by jscreationzs
  28. 28. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving Seven Core Domains of Thinking: <ul><ul><li>Mathematical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social/Ethical/Historical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetic/Artistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral/Written/Visual Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicultural/International </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving 2) First Foray into Problem Solving? Collaboration and Integration <ul><ul><li>How could we address the dizzying array of course objectives? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> By creating a resource that faculty could use directly in the classroom and/or students could access independently of the faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My domain = the curricular issue: confusion about learning objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My librarian partners ’ domain = information/technical literacy issue: the problem of building a useful library tool </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving First Draft Solution? <ul><ul><li>LibGuide on steroids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tabs for each of the domains </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An integrative thinking tool: The Credo Concept Map </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers Libraries Thriving 3) Second Foray into Problem Solving: Multiple Stages / Multiple Complications <ul><ul><li>New partners (and hence, new disciplines) entered into the partnership: Pete Ciuffetti, Credo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second draft solution : from Concept Map to Thesis Exploration Cube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third draft solution : from Thesis Exploration Cube to Integrative Thinking Cube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth draft solution : from tabs for every domain to ONE tab for integrative thinking (with domains as a subset) </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Information Literacy Libraries Thriving Integrative Thinking Cube <ul><ul><li>Emerged from an exploration in thesis development tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See online seminar recorded in May at LibrariesThriving.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morphed into a prototype teaching tool during collaboration with Marshall University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An interactive tool designed to help instructors teach the different aspects of critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the user to explore related concepts divided into six aspects of critical thinking </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Images and videos </li></ul>Libraries, publishers and library vendors collaborating Libraries Thriving
  34. 36. Libraries Thriving Libraries, publishers and library vendors collaborating
  35. 37. <ul><li>www.storycenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.servicelearning.org </li></ul>Libraries Thriving Libraries, publishers and library vendors collaborating
  36. 38. <ul><li>Discovery services </li></ul><ul><li>Digital/Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>Libraries Thriving Libraries, publishers and library vendors collaborating
  37. 39. E-resources Implementation and Innovation Libraries Thriving <ul><ul><li>Brainstorming and Discussion </li></ul></ul>E-resources Implementation and Innovation: “ Top Ten ” and Brainstorming E-resources Implementation and Innovation: “ Top Ten ” and Brainstorming
  38. 40. <ul><li>Join the conversation: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore best practices, contribute ideas, hear the latest about student research behavior </li></ul><ul><li>www.librariesthriving.org </li></ul><ul><li>Together, we can make a difference! </li></ul>Call to action

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