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It Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skills Webinar
Please join the Teaching and Learning Collaborative (formerly known as the Information Literacy Collaborative) to view this two-part webinar. As you probably know, we were part of two rounds of the Project Information Literacy research. Feel free to attend just one or both.
Please pass along this invitation to interested staff, instructors or faculty outside the Libraries as well.
Tuesday, March 13 1:00 - 2:30pm (1 hour webinar; 30 minute discussion)
Learn more about Project Information Literacy: http://www.youtube.com/embed/C58U8iUFK5Y
Libraries Instructor's Forum
Monday, December 12, 2011
Laying the Foundation for Good Assessment
The Research and Publications Committee and Information Literacy Collaborative invite you to our upcoming workshop "Laying the Foundation for Good Assessment" to be held Friday, November 18th from 1:30-3:30pm in Wilson S30A. Paul Zenke will lead an interactive workshop on creating meaningful learning assessments by focusing on the proper alignment of your learning objectives, instructional activities, and assessment plans. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with practical advice and assessment examples that you can apply to your own workshop, course, or instructional project right away.
Teaching that Sticks! Workshop & Donuts
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Designing Exhibits with Impact
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
What does it take to make a really compelling exhibit--from a small display case to a large room? Exhibits can be great instructional and outreach tools and whether you've done many exhibits or considering your first one the task can be challenging. This hands-on workshop will explore the conceptual phases of refining an idea, identifying your audience, and selecting content to the practical considerations of mounting an exhibit. Presented by Archives and Special Collections staff, Darren Terpstra, Stephanie Crowe, and Ryan Bean.
Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop held
When: June 22, 10:30-12:00 Where: Wilson S30A
Design thinking is creative problem solving process that challenges individuals to embrace a bias towards action, employ radical collaboration, focus on human values, prototype and experiment, develop and maintain processes, and cultivate a talent for clarifying and solving difficult problems.
In this one-hour, interactive, hands-on workshop, Paul Zenke, our instructional designer, will lead us through the design thinking process and explore how this method can be utilized at the Libraries to design creative solutions to instructional, service-based, and organizational challenges.
Universal Design Workshop held
For an overview on the session, please read Kristen Mastel's overview on the Learning in the Libraries blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/learninglibraries/2011/05/universal-design.html. This event was co-sponsored by the Diversity Collaborative and the Information Literacy Collaborative.
Current Issues Coffee Club
Information Literacy Collaborative Current Issues Coffee Club Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:30-4:30 in Wilson Library S30A
Moving away from practical we head towards the theoretical with: Sturges, Paul, and Almuth Gastinger. “Information Literacy as a Human Right.” Libri 60.3 (2010): 195-202.
Environmental Scans Phase II - Winter 2010/Spring 2011
Goal: To increase integration of information literacy into major core courses
Current Issues Coffee Club: Project Information Literacy
The Information Literacy Collaborative held the Current Issues Coffee Club on Wednesday, September 29, 3:30 to 4:30 in 308 Andersen Library
Topic: The University of Minnesota Libraries have participated in two rounds of research being conducted by Project Information Literacy. Learn more about our involvement and discuss the findings based on their two most recent research reports.
"Project Information Literacy (PIL) is ongoing research project, based in the University of Washington's Information School. Our goal is to understand how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research activities for course work and "everyday life" use and especially how they resolve issues of credibility, authority, relevance, and currency in the digital age."
1.) "Finding Context: What Today's College Student Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age", Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, Project Information Literacy Progress Report, University of Washington's Information School, February 4, 2009 (http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_ProgressReport_2_2009.pdf)
Instruction Program Round up for Fall
1. What is your experience with teaching with the new site?
2. Check (and add to) the Information Literacy Toolkit (https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/InformationLiteracyToolkit) to get ideas for orientation PPTs, guides, handouts and more.
3. Remember to use Desk Tracker for your statistics (http://client.desktracker.com/?uact=login)
4. New templates from Communications for guides and PPTs (https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/Templates)
5. Please continue to update RQS/Subjects and Library Course Pages (https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/LibraryCoursePage)
6. Do you know how to reserve an instructional room with Google Calendar? Check out this quick guide (https://netfiles.umn.edu/oit/trnrs/GoogleAppsLrningSite/pdf/GAQuickRef-Calendar.pdf) and see arrow #10
7. We have revised the web pages about the Instruction in the Libraries (http://www.lib.umn.edu/instruction) and will continuing to edit and add content. Let us know if you have comments or suggestions.
Please let anyone in the Information Literacy Collaborative or Instruction Coordinators Group know if you have more questions or comments.
Assessment Workshop held
Title: Assessing Learning
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Library Faculty Seminar 2010 held for Institute of Technology Faculty and Instructors
The Science and Engineering Library and the Information Literacy Collaborative hosted a 1 1/2 day seminar for instructors in the Institute of Technology on May 19-20, 2010. The purpose was to create and support a community of faculty and instructors committed to developing student skills in finding, evaluating and synthesizing information in their academic coursework and for lifelong learning. The seminar introduced participants to a variety of Libraries services, tools, and skill sets to help support instructors and students in their teaching and learning. The seminar included sessions on information literacy, library and Google research tools, copyright, scholarly communication, data management and offered consultations with subject librarians for integrating these resources into current and future assignments. Here are a few comments from faculty and instructors responding to questions on beneficial aspects and feedback overall:
Learn more at http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/test/Sciweb/seminar2010/.
This program was first offered August 23-24, 2005. Based on recommendations in the the final report of the original project group and the desire to offer a seminar with a discipline-specific emphasis, we are taking a slightly different approach in 2010 by offering this to faculty in one college. We will shape the program around the specific information literacy needs of the physical sciences and engineering, and participants will work as a cohort. The outcomes of the program include refreshing and expanding faculty and instructor knowledge of information and 21st century literacies and developing a model that we can replicate for other colleges in the future.
Learn even more https://netfiles.umn.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-14594200_1. Please feel free to contact me (email@example.com) with any questions.
U participates in Project Information Literacy
On Monday, April 19, about 4000 U students will get a Web-based survey (22 items, 10-15 minutes completion time per student) on library and everyday research to complete in the next two weeks. This is part of Project Information Literacy. It is year two of the ongoing research study about how college students find and conduct research in the digital age. Here is additional information:
"In this year's survey, we are investigating how students use, evaluate, and integrate research sources they use for course-related and everyday life research. We will ask: What practices and techniques do students use during their research process for finding, selecting, and integrating information sources? Which Web 2.0 technologies do students use for supporting course-related research tasks (e.g., Google docs)? What difficulties do students face with the entire research process? Overall, the survey concentrates on collecting data about the "higher-order thinking" tasks associated with information literacy, which involve evaluation, synthesis, and integration."
Eventually we will receive the results for our campus and will learn how we compare with the other 26 schools who are participating. Please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Using Desk Tracker to collect Instructional Statistics
Current Issues Coffee Club-March 30, 2010
Read: Horizon Report 2010
Information & Media Literacy: Current Trends and Projects
Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, and Kate Peterson, Information Literacy Librarian. Library Issues Seminar held March 2nd, 2010
Information and Media Literacy are often being wrapped up into the larger 21st Century Literacies movement. We will present operational definitions of information and media literacy, trends in these fields, and challenges in higher education. Learn about Project Information Literacy and the approaches SMART & Libraries Media Services have taken to integrate our production support services into curriculum through student-produced video.
We had some technical difficulties while trying to record but there should be some available soon. Here are the PDFs of our presentations:
Meeting on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for pilot liaisons and IL Collaborative
Active Learning for Librarians Workshop
Held: Monday, September 14 from 9 to 10:30 (Anderson 120 A/B)
Regardless of whether you attended the event or not, here are two useful ways to take advantage of the workshop:
Information Literacy Toolkit
The Information Literacy Toolkit is intended to help librarians increase their knowledge of information literacy, share best practices, and facilitate creating high-quality learning materials. The toolkit is meant to be a dynamic place where librarians can share ideas, sample PPTs, lesson plans, worksheets and more on information literacy, instruction, curriculum integration and more.
Environmental Scans- Fall 2008/Winter 2009
Goals include: To identify opportunities for integrating information literacy into the undergraduate curriculum, to assist librarians in becoming more familiar with courses and the curriculum process, to improve the strategic position of the library and understand strengths for increased involvement in teaching and learning and to begin the process of mapping information literacy standards to the undergraduate curriculum.
The Information Literacy Collaborative supports Academic Programs staff in planning, delivering, and integrating information literacy education in all formats for our user community across colleges, programs, and disciplines. An important goal of the Collaborative is to recommend appropriate approaches for engaging the campus community in the policy and practice issues that arise from the University's Student Learning Development Outcomes, which include many aspects of information literacy competencies.
The Collaborative will support the entire instruction continuum which includes traditional classroom sessions, specialized workshops, integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and e-learning. The group's activities will inform AP Division and departmental planning, priority setting, and resource allocation for information literacy activities.
The Collaborative organizes workshops, brown bag sessions, and meetings to educate and support library staff integrate information literacy competencies into curriculum
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