1) One of the major goals of the University Libraries is to foster and promote Information literacy skills for today’s students…and to help YOU incorporate these concepts into your teaching2) So what is info. lit?
The amount of and types of information students are expected to be able to navigate, evaluate, and contextualize are growing exponentially. A class such as English 015 offers the students their first college-level opportunity to employ many of these literacies rhetorically
1) English 015 goals integrate several elements of Information Literacy – writing process, evaluation of sources and arguments, and communication through appropriate media
How do you get beyond, “I wanna do a paper about obesity/the environment/the rising cost of college?”Fear of “breaking the rules”Matching Resource to task Saying something newcopyright.psu.edu Library Citation Styles link & Plagiarism and You Tutorial1) Encouraging students to use information resources (newspapers, journals, blogs) to spark topic ideas AND engage in research on that topic to identify an aspect of it they want to investigate further2) Most students have been told NOT to use Google or Wikipedia – something that can actually work against us as we try to get them to start evaluating sources. 3) Rule-oriented nature of today’s students – getting them to break the rules can be hard, and practice with this can help4) Copyright – it’s an uphill battle in a society of freely downloading music, photos, etc. Know the rules yourself, and encourage the students to be aware of them.
Note that they may request a particular librarian if they so choose.
The Open House is Step 1 in helping your students to become more familiar with the library2) It’s a big party in the library; self guided-tour that takes students to several different stops 3) They use a certificate that gets stamped along the way, and will be signed at the end – please assign this – cert is proof and could be a homework or extra credit grade. (in my class we require attendance as homework, and give extra credit if someone went to ALL of the 17 stops)4) Grand prizes – special prize for grad students, so please attend yourself as well!!
Graduate instructor orientation to the PSU Libraries 2012
STUDENTS, THE LIBRARY ANDRESEARCH:ENGLISH 15 AND INFORMATIONLITERACY Presented by Anne Behler, Library Learning Services
Welcome to the UniversityLibraries Information Literacy and your students Library Learning Services Media Commons & Multimedia Services Library Services Especially for YOU New Resources for you and your students
Information Literacy Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”Source: ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for HigherEducation (http://bit.ly/ILStandards)
New Literacies… …new forms of research and rhetoric Digital Literacy Visual Literacy Media Literacy Technology Literacy
English 15 parallels Students able to employ “elements of the writing process (planning, inventing, arranging, drafting, revising, editing)” Students develop ability to “evaluate the quality of others arguments and to develop and articulate your own position clearly, thoughtfully, persuasively, and even eloquently” Students “will also gain an appreciation of how visual and material elements operate in the act of persuasion”
Information Literacy Challenges forour Students From Topic to Research Question Doing Research: The Google/Wikipedia question Understanding Context Copyright and Citation
Library Learning Services Assignment-based library instruction Annual Open House Research Project Calculator Instruction Resources Page One-on-one appointments with your students Online interaction:http://tinyurl.com/english015
Research Instruction for yourStudents Goals for English 15 instruction: Understanding of importance of library resources and research to academic work Familiarity with finding books and articles, whether print or electronic Evaluation of Web sources, and how they fit into research Identification of Librarian as resource
Research Instruction – When &How to Book Request your session now Bring students “just in time” They already have their assignment They have chosen a topic To Request: http://tinyurl.com/library-class-reservation
Open House! – studentfeedback “I was always a little intimidated by the size of the libraries but this tour really helped me to find out where to go for various services and help.” “I really like this open house, it really helped me get to know the libraries at Penn State. I will definitely be using a lot of the resources here in the future.” “I found this open house to be very helpful in just getting over my anxiety to enter such a huge library. I know I wont be afraid to come in
Research Project Calculator simple, step-by-step model for navigating the research process enter a due date for a research assignment and get steps for completing it steps can be emailed as reminders make notes, share assignment with others assists with time management and information literacy
Research Project Calculatorcont. Access the calculator:tinyurl.com/researchprojectcalculat orOr, on Libraries homepage under Research’
Support for MultimediaAssignments Knowledge Commons Media Commons http://mediacommons.psu.edu/ Group Study Rooms with MediaScape Commons Services All lending services, including Laptops Peripherals and chargers iPads Media Technology Support Services (MTSS) Equipment loans - www.libraries.psu.edu/mtss
Library Services just for YOU! Library Instruction Resource Page http://tinyurl.com/engl015-options Citation Management Tools – Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley http://tinyurl.com/citationseminars Research Guide for Literature: Texts and Criticism: http://tinyurl.com/englishliterature Document Delivery of Articles owned by PSU and other Libraries http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/ill.html Bill Brockman, Paterno Family Librarian for Literature (email@example.com)
Questions? Contact us! Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Liaison to English 015: firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Brockman, Paterno Family Librarian for Literature: email@example.com Library Learning Services: firstname.lastname@example.org 814-865-9257