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Class 4 - collection assessment and development

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How can you strive to meet the diverse research needs of high school students with limited resources? Check out questions from a case study regarding seniors involved in an in-depth history research project.

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Class 4 - collection assessment and development

  1. 1. Collection Assessment & Development IS 430 (UCLA) Sarah Clark Monday, October 21, 2013
  2. 2. Overview of Today 1. Quick Business (15 min) 2. Guest Speaker: Dalena Hunter, UCLA Bunche Center Library for African American Studies (70-90 min) 3. Group Led Discussion of Readings (30 min) 4. Case Study: Meeting the Research Needs of 12th Grade History Students (75 min) 5. Closing
  3. 3. Review of Guidelines for Group-Led Discussions 1. In advance, share 2-3 provocative, timely, interesting articles/videos/etc. with the class. 2. Post critical reviews of the articles or resources on the Wordpress site. 3. Engage classmates in lively discussion. 4. One group member should act as a scribe and summarize the discussion, which should then be posted on the Wordpress site.
  4. 4. Case Study: Research Needs of 12th Grade History Students Question: how do you strive to meet the diverse information needs of high school students engaged in in-depth research when you are a small library with limited resources? Note: The documents to support this work are available on the CCLE for your reference.
  5. 5. Case Study: Research Needs of 12th Grade History Students Instructions: 1. Work in a group of 3-4. 2. You can work where you like (outside of the room), just be back by 12:00 pm. 3. Be prepared to share your work with the class.
  6. 6. Case Study: Research Needs of 12th Grade History Students Goal: you and your group should analyze the data available, decide what else you need to know, and with what you have, answer the following questions: ● How well are we meeting the information needs of these students? ● How can we evaluate how well we are meeting their needs? ● What should be our service action plan?
  7. 7. Case Study Debrief ● What were the similarities and differences between the solutions each group came up with? ● What was challenging about this? ● Did any part of this work challenge how you think about library collections and services?

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