[Repost] Sticky Notes for Assessing Student Learning Needs and the Bigger Picture of Information Literacy

[Note: This post has been reblogged via The Unqiuet Librarian]

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a simple yet rich activity I did with tenth grade students as the kickoff to a “one-shot” mini-lesson; this activity was helpful in getting specific feedb…

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Chesnutt Library Services for FSU Faculty – Information Literacy + Library Instruction (1.14.2016)

Chesnutt Library Services for Faculty - (1.14.2016)

Our goal is to equip students with the ability to find, select, and evaluate appropriate information resources to ensure their academic success at Fayetteville State University and beyond.

Information Literacy allows students to evaluate information critically, as well as use that information ethically. We foster this strategic goal by offering Bibliographic or Library Instruction.

Classes are typically held in Chesnutt Library in our Conference Room on the 3rd Floor.

Instruction for Students/Classes:

  • Faculty members may request library instruction sessions for their classes, which are provided by members of the Reference Department and Library Staff who hold a Masters of Library Science Degree.
  • Each library instruction session is customized to meet the needs of individual classes and research assignments.
  • One-on-one appointments can also be requested and made with the librarians, depending upon their schedule and the depth of the instruction needed.

 Possible Library Instruction Topics Include:

  • Identifying and using appropriate keywords, subject headings, and concepts to build a search strategy
  • Learning Boolean search techniques to identify relevant information in databases
  • Finding relevant reference sources for background information
  • Searching the online catalog for books and/or other materials
  • Identifying and searching relevant databases on a selected topic
  • Distinguishing between scholarly articles (academic, research, peer-reviewed) and non-scholarly articles (newspapers, magazines, trade journals).
  • Identifying and using primary sources versus secondary sources
  • Locating, selecting and evaluating scholarly articles
  • Critically evaluating information sources such as books and articles
  • Locating, selecting, and evaluating websites
  • Documenting resources used in a particular citation style (APA, MLA, ASA, Chicago, and using RefWorks, a citation management software)

Contact Diana Amerson at (910) 672-1239 or damerson@uncfsu.edu or Jan Whitfield at (910) 672-1750, or jwhitfield@uncfsu.edu to schedule an instruction session or tour.

You may also contact the liaison or Subject Librarian responsible for your department.

Librarian and Assigned Liaison Areas

Diana Amerson Head of Bibliographic Instruction and Distance Education

  • Department of English; Department of Government and History; Department of World Languages and Cultures; University College (Freshman Seminar); Continuing Education; Military Education; (All Subject Areas)
Jan Whitfield Head of Public Services and Information Literacy

  • School of Education; Department of Nursing; Department of Social Work; (All Subject Areas)
Robert Foster Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan

  • School of Business and Economics; Department of Economics
Velappan Velappan Head of Circulation

  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Department of Biological Sciences;  Department of Chemistry and Physics
Xian Peng Head of Cataloging

  • Department of Psychology; Department of Sociology
Jinong Sun Head of Acquisitions

  • Department of Philosophy
Vera Hooks Head of Periodicals

  • Department of Criminal Justice

(Updated 6/7/2016)

#FayettevilleInfoLit: Presentations of 7th Cohort of Chesnutt Library Fellows (12.16.14)

20140513-085804.jpgThe seventh cohort of the Chesnutt Library Fellows Information Literacy Program Workshops will commence today, Tuesday December 16th at 11:00am. A presentation by the sixth cohort representative, Dr. Chuck Tryon (Department of English), will start at 11:30am in the JC Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd floor of Chesnutt Library.

We will be live-tweeting the presentations and discussions with:

@CharlesChesnutt    |     #FayettevilleInfoLit

Over the next two days, returning workshop facilitators, LaVerne Gray and Allison Sharp, will guide Fayetteville State University faculty with the redesign of their class syllabi to reflect Information Literacy infusion. Participants will acquire strategies and suggestions for the process of collaborating on the ACRL standards, modifications of their syllabi for the Spring 2015 semester, their collaborative meetings with liaison librarians, etc.

Seventh Faculty Cohort, 2014-2015

  • Jennifer Bushelle-Edghill, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management, Department of Accounting, School of Business and Economics
  • Beatrice Carroll, Full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Department of Elementary Education, School of Education
  • Ayde (Ida) Enriquez-Loya, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bradley Kadel, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Government and History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Quienton Nichols, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Osei, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Department of Government and History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Brian Phillips, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Department of Elementary Education, School of Education
  • Tamara Woods, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences

#FayettevilleInfoLit: Presentations of 6th Cohort of Chesnutt Library Fellows (5.13.14)

This morning Chesnutt Library will host the sixth cohort of the Chesnutt Library Fellows. Presentations by Fayetteville State University faculty will commence at 9:15am in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room.

Participants will present and discuss the process of collaborating on the ACRL standards, modification of their syllabi for the Spring 2014 semester, their collaborative meetings with liaison librarians, etc.

We will be live-tweeting the presentations and discussion: @CharlesChesnutt    |   #FayettevilleInfoLit.

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Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship)

Chesnutt Library will host its sixth cohort (2013 – 2014) of the Chesnutt Library Fellows Information Literacy Program on December 17th and 18th, 2013. #FayettevilleInfoLit    |    #FayettevilleInfoLit1314      |      #FSUIL1314

Designer Librarian

In my last post, I outlined 5 principles that I believe new librarianship encompasses. Today, I’m going to delve into the first principle a little further: promoting multiple literacies. Which literacies should new librarianship promote? How are the literacies inter-related? And how can they be promoted? I will attempt to answer those questions.

Which literacies should new librarianship promote?

literacies

There are 6 foundational literacies that I see as the root of all (or at least most) other literacies:

  • Critical literacy views readers as active participants in the reading process and invites them to move beyond passively accepting the text’s message to question, examine, or dispute the power relations that exist between readers and authors. It focuses on issues of power and promotes reflection, transformation, and action (Freire, 1970).” 
  • Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively…

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ACRL’s “Revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards” Online Open Forums

Chesnutt Library will host its sixth cohort (2013 – 2014) of the Chesnutt Library Fellows Information Literacy Program on December 17th and 18th, 2013.
With each new cohort, the ACRL standards are always discussed, as well as ways the standards can be integrated into course syllabi and assignments. But, surely, the 2013 – 2014 cohort will also be discussing the impending revisions.

 ACRL Information Literacy Standards    |    #FayettevilleInfoLit1314    |    #FSUIL1314

OLA_LART: Library Assessment Round Table

If you haven’t yet had a chance, check out the recordings and Q&A’s available from ACRL’s Online Open Forums on Revising the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. As we all know, it helps to have well-thought-out standards and learning outcomes when assessing any kind of library instruction or service. Check out the Q&A’s regarding the revision process of the Info Lit Competency Standards and Assessment. ACRL’s current Information Literacy Competency Standards have been in effect since 2000, and a draft of the revised competencies for higher education will be available for comment in mid-December with feedback due by mid February.

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