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Collaboration To Support Student Writing


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Slides for a presentation given May 23, 2008 by Kaijsa Calkins, Carrie Forbes, and Steve Lawson at the Colorado Academic Library Summit, Denver. Slides put together by Carrie Forbes.

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Collaboration To Support Student Writing

  1. 1. Collaboration to Support Student Writing Working With Writing Centers and Programs
  2. 2. Presenters <ul><li>Carrie Forbes, University of Denver </li></ul><ul><li>Kaijsa Calkins, University of Wyoming </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Lawson, Colorado College </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Overview of current literature </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Denver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Wyoming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possibilities for the future </li></ul>
  4. 4. Literature Overview <ul><li>Writing and research theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recursive and iterative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutoring and consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development/training </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Literature Overview <ul><li>Collaboration examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials, handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared space </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Literature Overview <ul><li>Curricular aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing in the Disciplines (WID) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing intensive, research intensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First-year programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Competency Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy in the Disciplines </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. University of Denver <ul><li>Writing program, WRIT 1133 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing-intensive core classes </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty training workshops </li></ul><ul><li>New Research Help Center opening fall 2008 </li></ul>
  8. 8. University of Wyoming <ul><li>Writing center </li></ul><ul><li>Composition curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>First-year learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning center </li></ul>
  9. 9. Colorado College <ul><li>A reference librarian trains to be a writing center tutor….. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Discussion Questions <ul><li>What are the barriers to successful collaborations with writing units? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some opportunities for future collaborations between libraries and writing units? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>Alvarez, B. (2007). A new perspective on reference: crossing the line between research and writing. In Shifting Points of Reference and New Directions in Higher Education . Columbia University. Retrieved January 15, 2007, from . </li></ul><ul><li>Bronshteyn, K., & Baladad, R. (2006). Librarians as writing instructors: using paraphrasing exercises to teach beginning information literacy students. Journal of Academic Librarianship , 32(5), 533-536. </li></ul><ul><li>Elmborg, J.K. (2003). Information literacy and writing across the curriculum: sharing the vision. Reference Services Review , 31(1), 68-80. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>Elmborg, J.K. (2006). Locating the center: libraries, writing centers, and information literacy. Writing Lab Newsletter . Retrieved November 12, 2007, from </li></ul><ul><li> . </li></ul><ul><li>Elmborg, J.K., & Hook, S. (Eds.). (2005). Centers for learning: libraries and writing centers in collaboration . Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher, B. (1992). Common ground: the composition/bibliographic instruction connection. In K. Thomas (Ed.), Academic libraries: achieving excellence in higher education (pp. 154-158) Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Nadeau, J., & Kennedy, K. (2000). We've got friends in textual places: the writing center and the campus library. Writing Lab Newsletter , 25(4), 4-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Norgaard, R., Arp, L., & Woodard, B. (2004). Writing information literacy in the classroom. Reference & User Services Quarterly , 43(3), 220-226. </li></ul><ul><li>Scharf, D., Elliot, N., Huey, H., Briller, V., & Joshi, K. (2007). Direct assessment of information literacy using writing portfolios. Journal of Academic Librarianship , 33(4), 462-477. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contact Information <ul><li>Kaijsa Calkins, English Reference and Instruction Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wyoming, Coe Library </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (307) 766-6553 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Carrie Forbes, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>University of Denver, Penrose Library </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (303) 871-3407 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Lawson, Humanities Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado College, Tutt Library </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (719) 389-6857 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation will be posted at . </li></ul>