The Kids are Alright: How School and Academic Librarians Can Work Together to Promote Information Literacy
Summer Camp for School Librarians8 July 2008 The Kids are Alright How School and Academic Librarians Can Work Together to Advance Information Literacy
A little bit about us… Debbie Myers InstructionalServices Coordinator & Librarian, Staley Library, Millikin University email@example.com Joe Hardenbrook Educational Technology Coordinator & Librarian, Staley Library, Millikin University firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Carmella Braniger Director of Critical Writing, Reading and Research & Assistant Professor of English, Millikin University email@example.com
Why are we here? Collaboration isLibrary users become great for libraries!lifelong learners. The importance of information literacy
Why is this important? 1900: 4% of 18-year olds attended college 2004: 67% of 18-year olds go to college or post- h.s. training Only 63% of students enrolled in a 4-yr. college complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years Up to 25% of students who leave college do so during or immediately after the first-year 41% of freshmen report successfully meeting the academic demands from high school to college 50% of college professors report being “satisfied” by the academic quality of their studentsSources: The Role of the Library in the First College Year (2007), Your First College Year Survey(2005), American College Teacher survey (2005), U.S. Dept. of Labor (2005)
Information Literacy & Research American Association of School Librarians – S st Century Learner Association of College and Research Libraries
Group Time! Questions to think about… What sort of contact do you have with students? What % of your students go directly to college? Which of the skills from AASL or ACRL do you find most important for h.s. students?
Information Literacy Pre-Test Completed by first-year students 15 questions Covers four areas Library Resources Information Retrieval Evaluation of Information Plagiarism/Citing Sources
Information Literacy Pre-Test 90 80 82 80 77 70 71 68 66 66 66 60 50 Pre-Test 40 Post-Test 30 20 10 0 Library Info Retrieval Evaluation of Plagiarism, Resources Info Citing Sources Pre-Test (Moodle)
Survival Skills Library Survival Skills Students Should Know before Going to College (Handout)
Staley Library @ Millikin Univ. Class Fieldtrips Outreach program: Have a librarian come to you! Popular Resources Web site: http://www.millikin.edu/staley Millikin Information Literacy Tutorial: http://www.millikin.edu/staley/milt_in150/in150_milt.html
Sharing Time! What do you do? Lesson plans, activities, websites, assessments, etc… Transitioning to College (Kent State U.): http://www.transitioning2college.org/ Questions? Hungry?