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Job talk delivered at Loyola University in Chicago on April 29, 2013.

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  1. 1. An Integrated Model forInstruction and Outreach to NewCollege StudentsBen MurphyM.S. Candidate, University of Illinois at
  2. 2. Describe your approach to planning anddelivering instruction and outreach to newcollege students.
  3. 3. Trends in Higher Education• New Technologies• Development ofalternative teachingmethods• Collaborations withdepartments outsidethe libraryImage:
  4. 4. ContextsforInstructionandOutreachCurricularCo-CurricularExtracurricularCarissa Tomlinson, Lindsay Miller, and Maureen Barry,“Inspiring our New Students: The Role of the Library inFirst Year Experience.” (Presentation, ACRLConference, Indianapolis, IN, April 10-13, 2013). Thinking icon: Anne Marie Nguyen, from The NounProject
  5. 5. Curricular instruction and outreachApproachStructured Learning Outcomes– Informed by ACRL Standards– Scalable, adaptable, but targeted– Assessable– Developed with faculty, program administrators
  6. 6. Curricular instruction and outreachApproachNew Students– What is research?– Disciplinarity– Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy– Relevancy of the HumanitiesBadke, William. "Information as Tool, Not Destination." Online 34, no. 4 (July 2010): 52-54Image: Voynich Manuscript, Beineike Rare Book and Manuscript Library:, Amy R., Lori Townsend, and Korey Brunetti. "Troublesome Concepts and Information Literacy: Investigating Threshold Conceptsfor IL Instruction." portal: Libraries and the Academy 12, no. 4 (2012): 387-405.
  7. 7. Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesStructured learning outcomes– “Students will be able to differentiate betweenprimary and secondary sources in order to selectappropriate resources for assignments.”– Applicable in multiple disciplines– Assessable: quiz or query?
  8. 8. Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesTeaching with Primary Sources– Growing body of literature: Information literacystandards for primary sources?– Hands-on activities at DePaul University andStudent Life and Culture Archives– Active learning– Outside the archives: DPLA
  9. 9. Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesTeaching with Primary Sources– My “Mike” Mason– Pick a letter or photograph• Creative response• Scholarly response– Works with any physical or electronic set ofsourcesMcCoy, Michelle. "The Manuscript as Question: Teaching Primary Sources in the Archives—The ChinaMissions Project." College & Research Libraries 71, no. 1 (2010): 49-62.Image: The Illio. Urbana, Ill. : University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, 1915, p. 193.
  10. 10. Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesESL at Illinois– Problem: Many instructors, different expectations– Students at different levels– What if your one-shot misses?– Instruction more effective when tied toassignment
  11. 11. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachApproachDesign instruction and services that reflect andexpand on curricular instruction– Authentic tasks– Point of need tutorials– Workshops– Active learning as “hermeneutics of screwingaround”Stephen Ramsay. "The hermeneutics of screwing around; or what you do with a million books."Unpublished presentation delivered at Brown University, Providence, RI 17 April (2010).
  12. 12. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesOffice Hours @ UGL– Pressure-free environment– Familiar, unintimidating– Collaborative: Writer’s Workshop
  13. 13. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesWorkshops– Services that support curricular instruction
  14. 14. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesPoint-of-Need Tutorials: Savvy Shorts– Demonstrate tasks; summarize workshopsSavvy Short videos:’Annee Philologique Tutorial:
  15. 15. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesDigital Humanities: Seek out and employinnovative tools in teachingQ: How long did it take St. Paul to sailfrom Ephesus to Jerusalem in Acts18:19-22?
  16. 16. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamples 9.1 days, covering 1227 kilometers
  17. 17. Co-Curricular instruction and outreachExamplesDigital Humanities– Many new avenues for collaboration and“screwing around”– Workshop integration with campus partners,such as campus IT at Illinois– Digital Humanities M.A. program at Loyola
  18. 18. Extracurricular instruction and outreachApproachReduce library anxiety– Low stakes, high impact– Incorporate social media– Mission-oriented– Cheap, or free!Image:
  19. 19. Extracurricular instruction and outreachExamplesACRL panel “Love your Library”– Button Makers– Pop-up (Special) CollectionsAdrienne Lai, Lia Friedman, Alice Whiteside, Char Booth, “Love your library”: building goodwill from the insideout and the outside in” (Presentation, ACRL Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 10-13, 2013).
  20. 20. Extracurricular instruction and outreachExamplesParticipatory Social Media– Use with purpose– Facebook imagesearch– Orientation fornew students
  21. 21. Extracurricular instruction and outreachExamplesCommunity Service and Engaged Learning– Many potential partners
  22. 22. Goal: An Integrated Model forInstruction and Outreach to NewCollege Students
  23. 23. CurricularCo-CurricularExtra-curricularIntegrated Model: Librarian PerspectiveTeaches skills, influencesco-curricular modulesRefines skills that can beapplied in other contextsPrepares students forengagement with library
  24. 24. CurricularCo-CurricularExtra-curricularIntegrated Model: Student PerspectiveGain information literacyChange World!Reduce Anxiety
  25. 25. Questions?Ben MurphyM.S. Candidate, University of Illinois at