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1 librarian 1,400 freshmen

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Presentation give at Library Instruction West conference in Portland, OR. July, 2014

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1 librarian 1,400 freshmen

  1. 1. 1 Librarian 1,400 freshmen Amanda Dinscore Public Services Librarian California State University, Fresno
  2. 2. ● ~20,000 FTE ● Liaison to 5 departments, including English & Communication ● First Year Writing Program alone enrolls 1,400+/year ● 3-4 weeks of back-to-back classes Challenges:
  3. 3. What’s on the menu? ● F2F instruction ● Instructor training & consultation ● LibGuides ● Customized tutorial
  4. 4. Collaboration ● Course redesign grant ● Why a blog? ● Content/tutorial development ● Critical thinking writing assignments ● Assessment plan ● Pilot and plan for rollout
  5. 5. http:// englishlibrarian. wordpress.com
  6. 6. What workeD... ● Collaboration ● Instructor choice ● Easily updated ● More F2F interactions (students & instructors) & increased approachability ● Blackboard integration ● Demonstrated increase in information literacy skills
  7. 7. What we want to improve.... ● Too wordy (or not?) ● Improve screencasts/find alternatives ● Video intros for more posts ● (Even) more instructor involvement
  8. 8. IMAGE credits: “Undergrad New Student Orientation” by Shawn (CC BY-NC 2.0) “Robot” by Thom (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) “Brunch Menu” by Basheer Tome (CC BY 2.0) “Three Tips…” by Opensource.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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