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What IF? The University of Central Florida’s strategy for success. Colding

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What IF? The University of Central Florida’s strategy for success. Colding

  1. 1. What IF? The University of Central Florida’s Strategy for Success Dr. Linda K. Colding University of Central Florida
  2. 2. What I will discuss:  Introduction to UCF and Library  Information Fluency at UCF  SLS 1501 - Strategies for Success
  3. 3. Florida Technological University 1968
  4. 4. UCF Today
  5. 5. Programs offered 95 Baccalaureate programs 97 Master’s programs 28 Doctoral programs Business, Engineering, Education, Health, and Public Affairs
  6. 6. UCF Library  1.8 million volumes1.8 million volumes  3 million microforms3 million microforms  45,000 media titles45,000 media titles  Partial depositoryPartial depository collection for Federalcollection for Federal and Florida governmentand Florida government documentsdocuments
  7. 7. UCF Library  Open 105 hoursOpen 105 hours  Over 200 computerOver 200 computer workstationsworkstations  Wireless laptops andWireless laptops and DVD playersDVD players
  8. 8. UCF Library website
  9. 9. Information Fluency @ UCF
  10. 10. Associated Colleges of the South defines Information Fluency:  Collect and use informationCollect and use information necessary to consider a problem ornecessary to consider a problem or issueissue  Employ critical thinking skills in theEmploy critical thinking skills in the evaluation and analysis of theevaluation and analysis of the information and its sourcesinformation and its sources  Formulate logical conclusions andFormulate logical conclusions and present those conclusions in anpresent those conclusions in an effective and appropriate manner.effective and appropriate manner.
  11. 11. Quality Enhancement Program:  Five year project  Broad-based acceptance  Enhance student learning  Four pilot projects
  12. 12. And the winner is…. SLS 1501SLS 1501 Strategies for SuccessStrategies for Success
  13. 13. SLS 1501- Strategies for Success  Overview of campus life  Critical thinking skills  Problem solving skills  20% of freshmen take this course
  14. 14. Developing the Curriculum
  15. 15. The Assignment  Paper, presentation or both  College major and careers  Resources Library Personality tests Career Services Office
  16. 16. First Library Session – GATHER  Pre-test  Library Services  Online Catalog  Databases  Hands-on
  17. 17. Second Library Session – EVALUATE  Review and Questions  Internet Evaluation  Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines  Post-test
  18. 18. Implementing Information Fluency Spring Semester 2007 4 sections Summer Semester 2007 7 sections Fall Semester 2007 Full implementation with 22 sections
  19. 19. Revisions and Changes New library managementNew library management systemsystem Second session droppedSecond session dropped
  20. 20. ASSESSMENT  Pre and Post TestsPre and Post Tests  From 20 questions to 15 questionsFrom 20 questions to 15 questions
  21. 21. ASSESSMENT  Where to find materialsWhere to find materials  Types of materials in the catalogTypes of materials in the catalog  Classification systemClassification system  Boolean searchingBoolean searching  Most efficient way to locateMost efficient way to locate informationinformation  Subject vs. keyword searchingSubject vs. keyword searching  Scholarly journals vs. popularScholarly journals vs. popular magazinesmagazines
  22. 22. Data Evaluation 1.1. To search for books in the UCF Library, ITo search for books in the UCF Library, I would use:would use: Browse the stacks until I found what I wantedBrowse the stacks until I found what I wanted 91%/96%91%/96%    2. Books found in the UCF Library’s General2. Books found in the UCF Library’s General Collection, use what classification system?Collection, use what classification system? Library of CongressLibrary of Congress 5%/91%5%/91% 3. The UCF Library Online Catalog includes3. The UCF Library Online Catalog includes which of the following materials:which of the following materials: All of the aboveAll of the above 97%/96%97%/96%
  23. 23. 4.4. Doing the keyword (anywhere) search “dogsDoing the keyword (anywhere) search “dogs and cats” in the online catalog, your resultsand cats” in the online catalog, your results will include records that have:will include records that have: Both dogs and cats must be in the recordBoth dogs and cats must be in the record 44%/74%44%/74% 5.5. What is the best way to search the UCFWhat is the best way to search the UCF Library Catalog for the bookLibrary Catalog for the book The Call of theThe Call of the WildWild?? Title: call of the wildTitle: call of the wild 70%/85%70%/85% 66. Which of the following is true about netLibrary?. Which of the following is true about netLibrary? d. All of the aboved. All of the above 81%/89%81%/89%
  24. 24. 7.7. To find articles on censorship, you generallyTo find articles on censorship, you generally want to start in which section of the UCFwant to start in which section of the UCF Library website?Library website? c. Databasesc. Databases 34%/48%34%/48% 8.8. The difference between a subject search andThe difference between a subject search and a keyword (anywhere) search is:a keyword (anywhere) search is: a. Keyword (anywhere) searches the whole record,a. Keyword (anywhere) searches the whole record, subject only searches the subject fieldsubject only searches the subject field 68%/81%68%/81% 9. Which resource is best for information about9. Which resource is best for information about something that occurred last week?something that occurred last week? b. A newspaperb. A newspaper 96%/97%96%/97%    10. If you needed help finding information at the10. If you needed help finding information at the
  25. 25. 11. Which of the following do not describe a11. Which of the following do not describe a scholarly journal article?scholarly journal article? c. Contains glossy pages or pictures to illustrate thec. Contains glossy pages or pictures to illustrate the articlesarticles 65%/87%65%/87% 12. When searching the database12. When searching the database AcademicAcademic Search PremierSearch Premier , what does indicate?, what does indicate? A and CA and C 69%/67%69%/67%    13. What is the best source, which by rapidly13. What is the best source, which by rapidly combining the subjects of in vitro fertilization,combining the subjects of in vitro fertilization, medical ethics, and legal issues, will providemedical ethics, and legal issues, will provide access to a large number of journal articlesaccess to a large number of journal articles published since 2000?published since 2000?
  26. 26. 14. To use the databases from off-campus,14. To use the databases from off-campus, which of the following must be completedwhich of the following must be completed prior to searching?prior to searching? Activate your UCF ID cardActivate your UCF ID card 65%/87%65%/87% 15. What is the URL for the UCF Library15. What is the URL for the UCF Library Homepage?Homepage? www.library.ucf.eduwww.library.ucf.edu 56%/81%56%/81%
  27. 27. The Future  Continue with every SLS section  Ongoing evaluation of curriculum
  28. 28. Questions?
  29. 29. Contact information: Dr. Linda K. Colding University of Central Florida Libraries P.O. 162666 Orlando FL USA 32828 lcolding@mail.ucf.edu 407-823-4248

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