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STEMtech 2010

  1. 1. E-Collaboration: Virtual Librarians & Faculty Partnership in Online Learning Nance Lempinen-Leedy Reference Librarian Lawrence W. Tyree Library Donna Musselman Professor Student Development Instruction Diana Matthews Reference Librarian Lawrence W. Tyree Library Heidi Lannon Assistant Professor Social & Behavioral Sciences
  2. 2. Outline • Virtual Librarian • Pilot program • Faculty perspective – SDI – Geography • Conclusions • Q&A
  3. 3. What is a Virtual Librarian? • Added to an online class • Assistant instructor/librarian • Cooperation of teaching faculty • Teach library skills • Subject specific assistance • Troubleshoot technology
  4. 4. Goals of Virtual Librarian • Outreach to students • Create online library environment • Outreach to faculty • Promote library • Improve librarian image
  5. 5. Checklist for Implementation • Buy-in from colleagues • Identify goals of project • Enlist help of IT/Open Campus • Identify willing faculty • Develop lessons/content • Delivery method
  6. 6. Content • Library lessons • Assessment quiz • Research guides • Discussion board • Subject specific resources Content
  7. 7. Library Quiz • Knowledge of lessons • Library skills • Developed by librarians • Updated by librarians • Self-grading • Tied to gradebook • Value varies by instructor
  8. 8. Student Survey • Assess benefit of VL • Coverage of topics • Confidence • End of term
  9. 9. Student Survey Results 2009-2010 7 courses,18 responses 72% 28% 0% Librarian helpful? Very helpful Somewhat Not very 67% 33% 0% Assignments helpful? Very helpful Somewhat Not very 67% 33% 0% How confident? Very Somewhat Not very
  10. 10. Student Survey Results 2009-2010 7 courses,18 responses 6% 11% 17% 22% 17% 6% 61% Knowing where to get help in the library Understanding how to conduct a search when doing research Finding books related to your topic Finding articles related to your topic Using electronic databases to locate articles Obtaining library materials not owned by SF I have no questions After completing the library assignments, I still have questions about:
  11. 11. Student Feedback • “I learned a lot about the library and how to use it. This was very helpful.” • “The library assignment we did in CGS1101 was very helpful for me. It allowed me to understand how to use the online library databases, and ended up helping me at the end of this semester on a research paper for another class.” • “I think that the website was very useful and the librarians were very helpful.” • “When I asked librarian, Nance Lempinen-Leedy, for help finding sources to use for my research paper, she personally helped me use the library's resources to find information I would've otherwise been unable to find. She was extremely significant in the writing of my paper.”
  12. 12. • Faculty satisfaction • Collaboration • Customization • Student performance • End of term Faculty Survey
  13. 13. Student Development Instruction Donna Musselman Diana Matthews
  14. 14. SLS1101 Classes NW Campus Satellite Campuses Hybrid Online
  15. 15. L i b r a r y Q u i z
  16. 16. GEOGRAPHY Heidi Lannon
  17. 17. I do some of this….
  18. 18. And this…..
  19. 19. More of this…..
  20. 20. And even this….
  21. 21. Library instruction makes me feel like this…..
  22. 22. Screen shots of guide, etc.
  23. 23. The Future of this project
  24. 24. Study Abroad
  25. 25. Study Abroad
  26. 26. What I will be doing
  27. 27. Why are we really here…?
  28. 28. Conclusions • Useful service • Offer to more faculty • Study abroad courses • More librarians • Analyze survey results • Publicize to campus
  29. 29. Questions or Comments? http://people.sfcollege.edu/nance.leedy/stemtech/guide.htm

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