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Kail & La Placa Ricords - E-resources and information literacy: the next step


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  1. 1. e-resources and information literacy: the next step LILAC 2012LibrariesThriving
  2. 2. LibrariesThriving
  3. 3. What is Libraries Thriving? Libraries Thriving is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the building a positive future for public and academic libraries. It is a collaborative space for librarians, teaching and learning centers, faculty, and researchers to share ideas and work together.LibrariesThriving
  4. 4. What are the goals of Libraries Thriving?• Increase effective use of e-resources• Increase visibility of libraries on the open web• Help alleviate information overload• Create seamless access between resourcesLibrariesThriving
  5. 5. http://librariesthriving.orgLibrariesThriving
  6. 6. Better is Possible “Arriving at meaningful solutions is an inevitably slow and difficult process. Nonetheless…. Better ispossible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It take moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”LibrariesThriving
  7. 7. What is it that makes change? “Entrepreneurship is the recognition andpursuit of opportunity without regard to the resources you currently control, with confidence that you can succeed, with the flexibility to change course as necessary and with the will to rebound from setbacks.” Libraries Thriving
  8. 8. E-Resources and IL Research: Three Studies from Libraries ThrivingLibrariesThriving
  9. 9. “Research seems to be far more difficult to “Research seems to be far moreconduct in the digital age than it did in difficult to conduct in the digitalprevious times.” age than it did in previous times.”"Finding Context: What Todays College Student Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age", Alison J.Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of WashingtonsInformation School, February 4, 2009 (18 pages, PDF, 864 KB). Libraries Thriving
  10. 10. •For over three- fourths (84%) of the students surveyed, themost difficult step of the course-related research process wasgetting started. “ Truth Be Told: How College Students Evaluate and Use Information in the Digital Age, Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washingtons Information School, November 1, 2010 (72 pages, PDF, 602 KB). Libraries Thriving
  11. 11. What are common frustrations your students experience while doing research? • Overwhelming information • Lack of context • Unfiltered search results • Absence of citable, trustworthy information"Finding Context: What Todays College Student Say about Conducting Research in the DigitalAge", Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report,University of Washingtons Information School, February 4, 2009 (18 pages, PDF, 864 KB). Libraries Thriving
  12. 12. Our AgendaCross Institutional Themes (positive and negative):  Inadequate information literacy  Google mindset  Full-text, on-line resources  Role of librarian  Faculty as mediators  Library is a social institution ACRL Preconference (2011) on ERIAL Project: Libraries Thriving
  13. 13. Our AgendaOverall consensus between faculty and librarians is that studentsneed assistance with the following information literacy skills:  Finding research tools beyond Google and Wikipedia  Understanding the purpose of the library  Navigating the library  Assessing quality and reliability of information  Discerning between different types of materials  Conducting effective searches  Narrowing topics  Citing sources & avoiding plagiarism Library/faculty information literacy checklist: “ ALA 2011 publication on national study: College Libraries and Student Culture: What we Now Know by Lynda Duke and Andrew Asher Libraries Thriving
  14. 14. Our AgendaA few things librarians are doing to help:  Improving discovery  Developing and teaching IL courses  Student observation and involvement in the learning progress  Deepening faculty collaboration Libraries Thriving
  15. 15. The Value of Academic Libraries: An ACRL Initiative- Align libraries with institutional outcomes- Empower libraries to carry out work locally- Create shared knowledge and understanding- Contribute to higher education assessmentLibrariesThriving
  16. 16. Shifts in the Library Profession Products Service Facility People Mediation Enabling Resources Educational Impact Sense-making Access (Information Literacy)LibrariesThriving
  17. 17. E-Resources and IL Discussion: Five Core Topics from Libraries ThrivingLibrariesThriving
  18. 18. 1. Aligning e-resource content to the curriculum• What is working well?• What is not working as well as it could?• Do you see barriers to increased use? Libraries Thriving
  19. 19. 1. Aligning e-resource content to the curriculum Some things to try:• Libguides and subject guides can align your library’s content to the curriculum.• Aligning needs with vendors and the acquisitions department.• Learning and course management systems integration.• Library/faculty collaboration can help—more on that later!LibrariesThriving
  20. 20. 2. Print to e-resources transition• Poll!• What are your institution’s plans to transition from print to e-resources? Are these plans communicated throughout the library staff?• What lessons have you learned? – DRM and licensing – Use of LibGuides and Alerts – Communications and cooperation Libraries Thriving
  21. 21. 3. Open Access Textbooks• What are they? – Textbooks published commercially or non- commercially with specific licenses, giving permission to view full text online, copy and paste, and in some cases print the textbook. – Often come bundled with an audio version of the textbook. Libraries Thriving
  22. 22. 3. Open Access Textbooks• What are the advantages? – Licenses are DRM-free, allowing for wide distribution after purchase. – Faculty members can cut-and-paste from various sources to create personalized course content. – Can be integrated into LMS to reach students at the point of need. – Easier on the backs (and wallets!) of students. Libraries Thriving
  23. 23. Looking into Open Access Textbooks• MERLOT is program of the California State University –• The Orange Grove : Florida’s Digital Repository – Libraries Thriving
  24. 24. 4. Librarian/Faculty CollaborationLibrariesThriving
  25. 25. 4. Librarian/Faculty Collaboration• What’s it like at your school?• What has worked for you in the past?• What are the obstacles?LibrariesThriving
  26. 26. 4. Librarian/Faculty CollaborationA few tips from Libraries Thriving members… • Ask more or better questions about assignments - dont make assumptions based on the past. • At the same time - make improvements based on past sessions, dont wait for feedback. • Utilize LibGuides - better for students (no handouts getting lost) - but also easier for faculty to give feedback. • Even consider co-creating LibGuides with faculty if there is interest!LibrariesThriving
  27. 27. 4. Librarian/Faculty CollaborationUse current collaboration to... • Build relationships with faculty • Dont just ask them cold-turkey • Prove your worth first • Start slowly, and it will become more natural with time image by digitalartLibrariesThriving
  28. 28. 5. Technology TrendsWhat do you see?• Vendors working together• Integrated, intelligent, Google-like search• Scaffolding of resources through modules• Gamification• More and more emphasis away from traditional computers, towards mobile devices image by digitalartLibrariesThriving
  29. 29. LibrariesThriving
  30. 30. Khan Academy• Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high-quality education to anyone, anywhere.• Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Google.• 2,800 micro lectures on subjects from Mathematics to American CivicsLibrariesThriving
  31. 31. How to use it• All lessons are on the Khan Academy Youtube channel, and can be embedded in any website or LMS.LibrariesThriving
  32. 32. Why your students will love it• Lessons are short, straight, and to the point• Built in exercises and in-depth reporting tracks progress. Achievements mirror awards in video games.LibrariesThriving
  33. 33. For more information:• TED Talk _video_to_reinvent_education.html• Wired Campus blog /2010/02/27/is-khan-academy-the-future-of- education/• Khan Academy site
  34. 34. QR CodesLibrariesThriving
  35. 35. QR Codes• Like a barcode, but can contain as much information as a printed page• Developed for tracking manufacturing, but since the advent of the cell phone camera has been used in many different applications, from advertising to educationLibrariesThriving
  36. 36. Why use them?• Give students more information about a lesson• Allow students to quickly capture information for later use• Obtain session feedback (scan for yes / no)• Easily subscribe to RSS feedsLibrariesThriving
  37. 37. Why do students like them?• Quick• Easy• They can use their phone without getting in trouble.LibrariesThriving
  38. 38. How can I use them?• Visit
  39. 39. Bringing it Together: Case Study HighlightsLibrariesThriving
  40. 40. Multiple Touchpoints Columbia University Libraries use reference as a tool for collaboration Student enrolled in  Graduate student  Writing Center providing the Undergraduate  Instructing the support to Undergraduate  Writing Program Undergraduate Writing Writing Program  Program
  41. 41. South University sees library instruction as a  means to achieving institutional goals Incoming Students FYE course emphasizing Information Literacy and its  application to academic and personal endeavors Degree Program Degree Program Degree Program Application of Information Literacy Skills Graduating Students
  42. 42. Collaboration and Integration Primary Sources Module for the American University of Paris Video Tutorial Quiz
  43. 43. Barriers to knowledge:What e-resources issues areyou experiencing at yourinstitution? Brainstorming and DiscussionLibrariesThriving
  44. 44. Call to actionJoin the conversation:Explore best practices, contribute ideas, hearthe latest about student research behavior Together, we can make a difference! Libraries Thriving