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Judging A Library By Its Cover

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Powerpoint to accompany presentation at Oregon Information Literacy Conference, Sat April 3, 2010.

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Judging A Library By Its Cover

  1. 1. Judging a Library by its Cover: Creating Goal Oriented Interfaces and Assignments<br />Natasha Luepke<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Introduction<br />Why are libraries intimidating?<br />Statistics<br />Online library interfaces<br />Collaboration <br />Classwork<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Students often feel left out<br />Students often feel intimidated<br />Students cannot physically visit library<br />
  4. 4. Goal Oriented Interface<br />
  5. 5. Why are libraries intimidating?<br />Physical presence<br />Assume user’s familiarity <br />
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  9. 9. Statistics<br />18 million students enrolled in college or university (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009)<br />6.5 million community college students (American Association of Community Colleges, 2010)<br />75.8 million Americans over the age of three were in school in 2005 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009) <br />“Each day more than 13,000 people visit the [Multnomah County] library” (Hannah-Jones, 2010, para. 5). <br />“Two-thirds (66 percent) of 2-year and 4-year Title IV degree granting postsecondary institutions reported offering online, hybrid/blended online, or other distance education courses” (Parsad and Lewis,2008).<br />
  10. 10. Online Interfaces<br />Tours<br />IM/Texts<br />Information<br />Students cannot attend tours/problem with videos<br />Librarians not available 24/7<br />Information overload<br />
  11. 11. Interfaces<br />
  12. 12. Goals<br />How do I….?<br />Find a….<br />
  13. 13. Goals<br />
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  16. 16. Collaboration<br />What do librarians want students to know?<br />What do professors want students to know?<br />What do students want to know?<br />
  17. 17. Assignments<br />Scavenger Hunts<br />Direct questions<br />Library/research walk-through<br />Require specific resources<br />Interview a librarian<br />
  18. 18. Scavenger Hunt Ex<br />1. Click on XXXXXX menu item on the main page of the library. Place your cursor over “Catalog” tab at the top of the screen. <br />a. List at least 2 categories that appear on the menu. <br />2. Click on XXXXXXXX menu item on the main page of the library.<br /> a. What are the hours? <br /> b. What are 2 Powerpoint tips? <br />3. Click on the “Plagiarism” menu item. <br /> a. What are some reasons not to plagiarize? <br />6. Click on XXXXXXX menu item on the main page of the library.<br /> a. Where can you find information on writing a cover letter? <br />b. Who might be part of the audience for a memo? <br />
  19. 19. Direct Questions<br />Create a memo, addressed to me, in which you answer the following: <br />1. What are the main basic formatting differences between a memo and academic paper? <br />2. Do you have any questions about how to format a document? <br />
  20. 20. Direct Questions<br />What do you like?<br />What do you dislike?<br />What do you wish you knew more about?<br />What would you like to improve?<br />What do you already understand?<br />
  21. 21. Conclusion<br />Goals<br />Collaborate: Librarians, Professors, Students<br />Improved interface for all<br />
  22. 22. References<br />American Association of Community Colleges. (2010). “Students at community colleges.” Retrieved from http://www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Trends/Pages/studentsatcommunitycolleges.aspx<br />Hannah-Jones, N. (2010, Feb 23). “Multnomah County Library earns nation's highest honor for libraries.” In The Oregonian. Retrieved from http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/02/multnomah_county_library_earns.html<br />Parsad, B. and Lewis, L. (2008, December). Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006–07. In National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2009/2009044.pdf<br />U.S. Census Bureau. (2009, Dec 16). “Back to school: 2007 – 2008.” Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/010218.html<br />
  23. 23. Libraries<br />

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