ILSI  Information Literacy Seminar Alliah Humber, HU Libraries CETLA | May 27, 2009
Overview <ul><li>What is Information Literacy (IL)? </li></ul><ul><li>Library IL initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Library res...
Workshop Goals | Faculty will be able to: <ul><li>access new or upgraded catalogs and databases via the library portal.  <...
Information Literacy is… <ul><li> …  the ability to recognize  when  information is needed, and then to  find ,  evaluate ...
An information literate individual is able to: <ul><li>Determine the extent of information needed </li></ul><ul><li>Access...
Information literate individual (con’t)   <ul><li>Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose </li></ul><...
The Current Reality: Many Tech Savvy  (& non-tech savvy) Students <ul><li>read less  (print) </li></ul><ul><li>write less ...
Current IL initiatives (library) <ul><li>Suggest UG Freshman complete TILT quiz  </li></ul><ul><li>Provide INFOLit session...
Future IL initiatives !?! <ul><li>Collaborate with faculty  </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate INFOLit session(s) into the syll...
HUL Web > Services
HUL Web > Faculty & TA  http://www.howard.edu/library  (services) <ul><li>Faculty & TA   <  Research Assistance  </li></ul...
HUL Web > Resources > Library Cat
HUL Web > Access via homepage http://www.howard.edu/library  (resources) <ul><li>Library Catalogs / OPACs </li></ul><ul><l...
Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs) <ul><li>STERLING has information about print and online resources available only wit...
Sterling
Search Sterling via WorldCat.org
WorldCat  (results display)
WorldCat  (item/bibliographic record)
WorldCat.org  (listed by nearest loacation)
WorldCat  Sterling
Other search platforms   via   Google Books
Other search platforms   via   Google Books
Google Books  WorldCat
WorldCat  Sterling
Google Scholar  Google Books
Journal search by subject via Sterling <ul><li>Search STERLING via Subject index  </li></ul><ul><li>e.g.   subject ejourna...
Journal title display via Sterling
Journal title display via Sterling
Journal (title/subject) search via databases
Article search via DATABASES @ HU
EBSCO >  search many databases simultaneously
Article title results in Google Scholar
delicious.com
Blackboard Scholar
Google Blog Search
Twitter
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Evaluating Web Resources <ul><li>Remember  to evaluate Internet resources using the following criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Database tutorials
EBSCO > My EBSCO folder
Encourage use of  Database tools & services <ul><li>Citation Exports – variety of options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send citat...
Suggestions for extending IL in course <ul><li>Annotated bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Google Mashups  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Questions? Comments? [email_address]
Ideas for this presentation are drawn from <ul><ul><li>Presentations by Arthuree McLaughlin Wright, Ph.D.  Associate Direc...
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  • Publishing options [Wiki’s, Blogs, Google Documents, and Starting a basic webpage more]
  • Some forms are limited to use by HU faculty /TA (F) or library staff (S)
  • Are these librarian generated lists useful?
  • Able to review full text of non copyright, a few pages of books available via partner program and snipets of pages showing search words in context.
  • HU CETLA ILSI May 2009

    1. 1. ILSI Information Literacy Seminar Alliah Humber, HU Libraries CETLA | May 27, 2009
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Information Literacy (IL)? </li></ul><ul><li>Library IL initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Library resources & services </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Open Web & (re)discovering HU information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding IL & the library into the course </li></ul>
    3. 3. Workshop Goals | Faculty will be able to: <ul><li>access new or upgraded catalogs and databases via the library portal. </li></ul><ul><li>identify interactive web resources that will increase your awareness of emerging trends in the integration of information literacy and pedagogy.   </li></ul><ul><li>enhance or revise at least one assignment in a course that you will teach in Fall 2009 by embedding information resources and strategies into that assignment. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Information Literacy is… <ul><li> … the ability to recognize when information is needed, and then to find , evaluate , use and communicate that information effectively. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> The American Library Association </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. An information literate individual is able to: <ul><li>Determine the extent of information needed </li></ul><ul><li>Access the needed information effectively and efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate information and its sources critically </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base </li></ul>
    6. 6. Information literate individual (con’t) <ul><li>Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally </li></ul><ul><li>ACRL | http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Current Reality: Many Tech Savvy (& non-tech savvy) Students <ul><li>read less (print) </li></ul><ul><li>write less (with pen and paper) </li></ul><ul><li>don’t know about the wide variety of information choices available to them (Google-it) </li></ul><ul><li>don’t know how to search bibliographic or full-text databases effectively </li></ul><ul><li>don’t know how to evaluate information </li></ul>
    8. 8. Current IL initiatives (library) <ul><li>Suggest UG Freshman complete TILT quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Provide INFOLit sessions (45min-3hr) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tend to promote big box databases e.g. EBSCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions & Reference Desk exchanges focus on when and where to access information </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Future IL initiatives !?! <ul><li>Collaborate with faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate INFOLit session(s) into the syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Move beyond big-box databases -- consider having multiple INFOLit sessions (f2f & virtual) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess effectiveness via class assignments e.g. annotated bibliography </li></ul>
    10. 10. HUL Web > Services
    11. 11. HUL Web > Faculty & TA http://www.howard.edu/library (services) <ul><li>Faculty & TA < Research Assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request Forms < Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Assignments, Library Instruction, Course-Related Web page, Library Evaluation, ILL, Library Purchase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Specialists < About Us, Contact Us </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bibliographer Liaison, Information Facilitator contact information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Reserve Request < Search/ Browse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: complete Word doc and submit to appropriate library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Access to Databases, Sterling < Search/ Browse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Calendar </li></ul>
    12. 12. HUL Web > Resources > Library Cat
    13. 13. HUL Web > Access via homepage http://www.howard.edu/library (resources) <ul><li>Library Catalogs / OPACs </li></ul><ul><li>Databases < Search/Browse OR Sterling homepage EBSCOhost databases, ScienceDirect, ProQuest databases, LexisNexis, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides < Research Assistance > Help Guides </li></ul><ul><li> Political Science, African Studies, Education, Sociology, Women Leaders, Citing Sources, Steps in the Research Process, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>General Reference < Search/Browse Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, News Sources, Statistics, Thesaurus, etc. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs) <ul><li>STERLING has information about print and online resources available only within the Howard University Library system </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat maintains a collection of over 50,000 libraries including Howard University. It is considered the world's largest network of library content and services. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Sterling
    16. 16. Search Sterling via WorldCat.org
    17. 17. WorldCat (results display)
    18. 18. WorldCat (item/bibliographic record)
    19. 19. WorldCat.org (listed by nearest loacation)
    20. 20. WorldCat Sterling
    21. 21. Other search platforms via Google Books
    22. 22. Other search platforms via Google Books
    23. 23. Google Books WorldCat
    24. 24. WorldCat Sterling
    25. 25. Google Scholar Google Books
    26. 26. Journal search by subject via Sterling <ul><li>Search STERLING via Subject index </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. subject ejournals </li></ul><ul><li>education ejournals </li></ul><ul><li>communication disorder ejournals </li></ul><ul><li>electrical engineering ejournals </li></ul><ul><li>modern language ejournals </li></ul><ul><li>architecture and society ejournals </li></ul>
    27. 27. Journal title display via Sterling
    28. 28. Journal title display via Sterling
    29. 29. Journal (title/subject) search via databases
    30. 30. Article search via DATABASES @ HU
    31. 31. EBSCO > search many databases simultaneously
    32. 32. Article title results in Google Scholar
    33. 33. delicious.com
    34. 34. Blackboard Scholar
    35. 35. Google Blog Search
    36. 36. Twitter
    37. 37. Wikipedia
    38. 38. Wikipedia
    39. 39. Evaluating Web Resources <ul><li>Remember to evaluate Internet resources using the following criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. Database tutorials
    41. 41. EBSCO > My EBSCO folder
    42. 42. Encourage use of Database tools & services <ul><li>Citation Exports – variety of options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send citations to designated email account or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create accounts within database to centralize resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citation Builder – NCSU (great builder!) http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/citationbuilder.php </li></ul>
    43. 43. Suggestions for extending IL in course <ul><li>Annotated bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Google Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Course blog / wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious tags </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia review </li></ul>
    44. 44. Questions? Comments? [email_address]
    45. 45. Ideas for this presentation are drawn from <ul><ul><li>Presentations by Arthuree McLaughlin Wright, Ph.D. Associate Director for Information, Research and Resource Services, Howard University Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Baga, Delaware County Community College; Tina Hertel, Marywood University; Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Eastern Washington University; and the Information Competence Committee of the California State University at Chico. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carol C. Kuhlthau, “Inside the Search Process: Information Seeking from the User’s Perspective,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science . 42(5): 361-371, 1991. </li></ul></ul>

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