Tours Type 1. iPad Tours • Any time library is open • can use their smart phones or check out an iPad from the circulation desk • QR Code Stations (14)Type 2. Library Guide Tour and Quiz (use request formagain)Type 3. Self Guided tour – green handout by doors andelevators (no quiz)Results of tour quiz – grade automatically sent toinstructor and stored in library database
How to register for a class library session http://www.lib.vt.edu/forms/reserve.html• Register for a tour and introduction to Addison (library catalog)• Register for research/instruction lesson• Contact college librarian for details
Placing items on reserve• Reserves coordinator, Mary K. Sullivan: email@example.com• Need to complete Reserve Request Form – each semester• Different loan periods
Using library resources in Scholar• Link to “Ask a Librarian”• Consider embedding a librarian in your course • Contact the subject librarian• Rather than post the article – link to it • Use the persistent URL • Use the proxy • http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/persistentlinks.html
Tips on creating a research assignment Make sure the library has the resources first Define manageable learning objectives (see form) Don’t bring your class in without a subject to research • Context is what gets them to listen • Don’t learn in a vacuum - learn what you need to learn When in doubt plan/collaborate with a librarian prior to session
Tips on creating a research assignment Information for Graduate Studentshttp://www.lib.vt.edu/info/grad.html
BrainstormingEX. Brainstorming for Wild Horse Population Studies
Library Research ModulesTiny Urls:Module 1: InformationSourceshttp://tinyurl.com/vtinfosourcesModule 2: Searching for Informationhttp://tinyurl.com/vtinfosearchModule 3: Information Evaluationhttp://tinyurl.com/vtinfoeval
↗Students and researchHow can we help with your students?
The Beloit College Mindset ListClass of 2016 and their professors• Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1994• Most professors were born before 1981• So what has shaped their world…..
What does this mean for your student? • Used to things being available on demand • Immediate Access is expected – by cell phone, IM, Facebook • Have watched news as it happened – War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Oil in the Gulf • Independent but group-oriented • Comfortable getting video, audio online
What should your students know? Newman Library Navigation Brainstorming and Narrowing down a topic concepts Getting help Resources/Tools – Summon, E-books, Academic Search Complete, Opposing Viewpoints, Factiva or LexisNexis, World Book, Addison
Newman Library 24/5 building hours Book retrieval• only Newman items Wireless printing • printers on 1,2 and 4Access Services http://www.lib.vt.edu/circ-reserve/access-services- links.pdf Writing Center http://www.lib.vt.edu/about/writing/