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  • WHAT – Say what the presentation is aboutWHO - Give brief bio
  • Discuss particular concernsAsk of participants – who offer for-credit IL courses; who offer 50-minute one–session per semester only
  • MICHAEL MOUNCERICHARD RASPA & DANE WARD – See referencesAlso ACRL IL Standards & Middle States Accreditation Guidelines
  • Mention that this was a Pilot Project Spring 2010 & got approval for a similar project with Letters Instructor on basic English course, Experience, Learning & Identity, ELI for Spring 2012
  • Links sent to coincide with assignments to be doneGuides on reading managing research documents & writing research papers
  • Discuss results brieflyAlso discuss results of the 2012 Project with Course: ELI – Experience, Learning & Identity
  • LOTW Conference Presentation June 2012

    1. 1. LOTW 2012 Conference Burbank, California June 6-8, 2012 Woodbury University Creative Landscapes: Designing Information Literacy for All Terrains “A Garden of Juicy Plants: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Plant Little Cuttings”Presenter: Lilleth C. Newby Beckford, MLS, MAAssistant Professor, Gill Library, The College ofNew Rochelle, New York
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    3. 3. The College History & Mission• Started in 1904 as the College of St. Angela• First Catholic college for women in New York State• Started by Ursuline Nuns headed by Mother Irene Gill• To provide a tertiary education for young women
    4. 4. The College – Current Structure• Current enrollment - 4,500 students• 6 campuses in New York City metro area• The academic programs are offered through four schools: • School of Arts & Sciences (for women) • School of New Resources (for adults)* • School of Nursing • Graduate School
    5. 5. The LibraryThe Gill Library, named for Mother Irene Gill• Offered services in 1904• First professional librarian - 1925Currently offers resources and services:• Main Campus in New Rochelle• Five branches • Brooklyn Campus • Co-op City Campus • DC-37 Campus • Rosa Parks Campus (Harlem) and • John Cardinal OConnor Campus (South Bronx)
    6. 6. Library Structure• Dean• Assistant Dean• 10 Librarians (Faculty)• 7 Adjunct Librarians (Part- time)• 14 Support Staff – Library Assistants, Administrative Assistants (Full-time & part-time)
    7. 7. School of New Resources• Started in 1972• Baccalaureate liberal arts program • Focus - urban adult learners• Only School of the College with students in the 5 branch campuses• Students are 21 and older• Courses - Communications, Foreign Languages, Letters (English Composition and Literature, Philosophy and Religious Studies), Psychology, Social Sciences
    8. 8. Background to the Collaboration• Gill Library offers library instruction, more recently focused on information literacy• Traditionally – non-credit bearing instruction• One-time, one per semester, 50- minutes class and/or one Subject- specific instruction (still mainly one time only)
    9. 9. Library Instruction in SNRIn the School of New ResourcesTwo types of instruction offered: 1. Mandatory Basic LibraryInstruction for two courses ONLY 2. Subject-specific LibraryInstruction
    10. 10. My Personal Concerns - Students - Faculty
    11. 11. Literature Review• Literature rife with collaborationsRecent Comprehensive Reviews: Mounce (2010) Raspa & Ward (2000)• Determining model at the time was Persson and Washington-Hoagland (2005) [I was focusing on Psychology]• Two sets of standards
    12. 12. Getting The Ground Ready• Process initiated by librarian• Faculty member solicited• Proposal discussed with Dean of Libraries• Dean of Libraries discussed with Dean of SNR• Dean of SNR communicated with teaching faculty member
    13. 13. FURROWING THE ROWS• Project approved on ‘informal’ basis• Course description or outline should not be changed• Librarian should not be involved in course teaching or paper grading or anything of that nature• In-library and/or in-class library instruction could be done• Faculty member could share the course outline with the librarian
    14. 14. The Course: PSY 428A• Developmental PsychologyStudies human growth and developmentfrom infancy through adulthood. Studentslearn to identify the stages of humandevelopment, the tasks of each stage, andthe nature of transitions.
    15. 15. Gathering The Cuttings I: Preliminary Steps• Identifying the TeachingFaculty/Subject Specialist/Instructor• Syllabus for Course shared withLibrarian (discussed sharedoutcomes, assignments & relatedcourse materials)
    16. 16. Gathering The Cuttings II: The Preparation• Developed tools to be used in the project• Structuring the embedded information literacy components into coursework• Designing instruction sessions• Designing pre-test and post-test questionnaires• Determining meeting points during the semester• Deciding on communications tools & methods [mostly in person & e-mail]
    17. 17. Planting The Cuttings: The Execution Class of 30 students Four class visits throughout the semesterFirst VisitIntroduction to studentsOverview of the ‘collaboration’ projectAdministered pre-test of 28 questions 10 demographic questions 18 research exercises using the computerEach set of questions numbered uniquely (no names used)
    18. 18. Planting The Cuttings II: Second Meeting Library Instruction Subject-specific Class Outline developed for Developmental Psychology Distributed information for direct contact for Librarian and library – telephone, e-mail, online chat
    19. 19. Watering The Cuttings: Third MeetingLibrary Instruction Specific to citing styles & use of application, RefWorksRe-enforced with students the various avenues of communication available to them [sent via Instructor]Students encouraged to contact Project Librarian or other members of library staff
    20. 20. Reinforcing The Roots: Fourth MeetingMet in computer room - each student had aworkstationPost-test distributed to be done in classAfter all doneVerbal thanks to students for participationStudents’ written comments solicitedEach given a token of appreciation
    21. 21. Nurturing the Cuttings Throughout the SemesterSeveral messages sent with links to• Subject-specific Databases • PsycArticles • PsycInfo • Mental Measurements Yearbook • Gill Catalog • E-brary Collection • Key Online Reference Sources
    22. 22. Final PieceTabulate dataWrite project report
    23. 23. Challenges Encountered •Shortcomings •Successes
    24. 24. ReferencesMounce, Michael. "Working Together: Academic Librarians and FacultyCollaborating to Improve Students Information Literacy Skills: ALiterature Review 2000-2009." Reference Librarian 51.4 (2010): 300-20.Peary, Alexandria, and Linda Ernick. "Reading, Writing, Research:Incorporating Strategies from Composition and Rhetoric into LibraryInstruction." College & Undergraduate Libraries 11.1 (2004): 33-44Persson, Dorothy, and Carlette Washington-Hoagland. "PsycINFOTutorial." Reference & User Services Quarterly 44.1 (2004): 67-77.Raspa, Richard, and Dane Ward. The Collaborative Imperative: Librariansand Faculty Working Together in the Information Universe. Chicago:Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000. Print.
    25. 25. A More Extensive List is Available on RequestSend email to lnewby@cnr.edu
    26. 26. Discussionhttp://sgplants.com/images/sized/images/uploads/image2-440x660.jpg
    27. 27. Thank You!!