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Learning More About Our Students

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Learning More About Our Students: Librarians' Adventures in the Land of Academic Advising and Writing Consultation.

SUNYLA 2009

Barbara Alvarez, Katie Clark, and Kathy McGowan

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Learning More About Our Students

  1. 1. Learning More About Our Students Librarians’ Adventures in the Land of Academic Advising and Writing Consultation Barbara Alvarez Katie Clark Kathy McGowan June 19, 2009
  2. 5. <ul><li>We asked our advisees: </li></ul><ul><li>Surprises? </li></ul><ul><li>If I only knew. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Advice for new students </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>College is not a trade school. Wish I had been more open to exploring different courses. </li></ul>I wish I knew sooner about department pages with profiles of professors and courses. Pages make it easier to research classes. Class is not optional—don’t get caught up in the social atmosphere.
  4. 7. <ul><li>Lots of free time – use it wisely. </li></ul>Library tour! including good places to study and where the outlets are located You need to be on your toes all the time. I loved my Freshman Fellow—lots of people don’t realize you can just go ask her.
  5. 8. DEPT CRSE COURSE TITLE CR HRS BLDG ROOM DAYS TIME BCS 111 FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE SCI 04.0 DEWEY 1101 MW 4:50-6:05 BIO 111 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II 04.0 DEWEY 1101 MWF 0900-0950 BIO 111 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II REC REC HYLAN 101 F 2:00-3:15 BIO 111L INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY LAB 01.0 HUTCH 220 R 1230-4:00 CHM 132 CHM CONCEPTS, SYST, PRACT II 05.0 HUTCH 141 TR 1105-1220 CHM 132 CHM CONCEPTS LAB LECTURE &quot;A&quot; L/L HUTCH 141 M 1200-1250 CHM 132 132 LABORATORY LAB &quot;A&quot; LAB HUTCH 106 F 5:30-8:30 MTH 141A CALCULUS WITH FOUNDATIONS 04.0 HUTCH 138 MWF 1100-1150
  6. 10. <ul><li>“ studying the night before was not enough” </li></ul>
  7. 11. Terry Platt Professor of Biochemistry and Biology Contact Information: University of Rochester Department of Biology River Campus Box 270211 Rochester, New York 14627-0211 Hutchison 444 [email_address] 585-275-8244
  8. 12. Librarian- writing consultant
  9. 13. “… finding things about her life was definitely very easy . […] I had a lot of trouble coming up with a thesis statement that, I guess I didn’t really understand. […] But at the time, I was just, I have all this research , how am I supposed to just come up with something that’s arguable, when all of it is right in front of me ?”
  10. 14. “… finding things about her life was definitely very easy. […] I had a lot of trouble coming up with a thesis statement that, I guess I didn’t really understand. […] But at the time, I was just, I have all this research, how am I supposed to just come up with something that’s arguable , when all of it is right in front of me?”
  11. 15. research thinking writing
  12. 16. Library research _________________________ Writing Center writing
  13. 17. learning to write and to do research: “trying to walk toward two different mountains” Peter Elbow
  14. 18. student who can write a good research paper
  15. 19. student who can write a good research paper Writing Center Library
  16. 20. Who cites whom? How to trace scholarly “conversations” using the Web of Science? Example: Who cites Malcolm R. Parks, “Making Friends in Cyberspace,” Journal of Communication 46 (1) (1996): 80-94?
  17. 21. WRT 105: Growing up Asian American Topic: Key terms: Resources: Voyager Catalog, MLA,ProQuest Research, Google, America History & Life Questions to answer: 1. What are you finding? Are those all scholarly sources? 2. What is the best way to search this resource? 3. When you find something that looks good, how do you find “more like this”? 4. How do you get the text in your hand?
  18. 23. What did we gain? Broader perspective of student learning experience Better understanding of the curriculum and current faculty interests Better alignment with student and faculty needs Fruitful collaboration with other academic units
  19. 24. What did our students gain? integrated learning = better results
  20. 25. “… being an academic librarian means being three things: collaborator; educator; relationship builder. […] It all hinges on being integrated into the teaching and learning process on your campus.” Steven Bell

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