Panel presentation at the 2014 UC's Diversity Conference:Join a panel of students and librarians who will showcase their collaborative events focused on exploring cultures through personal experiences and library resources. The most recent event, Across Nations: Diversity Speaks, was a big success thanks to student engagement at all stages of planning and presentation. International and study abroad students planned, publicized and moderated the event. Student contributions ranged from social media publicity to the icebreaker – a culture shock video - to preparing ethnic foods and wearing traditional clothing. Most importantly, the inclusive and open dialog at the event allowed students to share their perceptions of other countries, including misconceptions that were corrected by students from those countries. The event serves as a model for utilizing student expertise and enthusiasm for enhancing cross cultural understanding and global engagement.
This webcast demonstrates how a large urban university library system incorporates the ACRL Framework threshold concepts at every stage of a student’s academic career in order to launch students to success beyond their academic life. It features three case studies, in which we utilize the threshold concepts, showcase active learning, and leverage technology. Cross-disciplinary collaborations between librarians, faculty, and instructional designers are highlighted.
Imagine engaging 4,000 incoming students for library orientation over the course of 19 days, 200 + students per day for one hour. Imagine using problem-based learning scenarios to convey the libraries’ role with research in 8 minutes or less. Imagine double-sided, free standing 4’ by 8’ chalkboards as the innovative tool to inspire students. Discover how to develop and implement an active learning experience that is easy to facilitate.
Our new student orientation has evolved for the past twelve years as a sustainable and dynamic program reaching over 4,000 students over the course of 20 days. A modified version of this model is used for international students. This visual interactive presentation provides tips for orientation logistics, activities, and ways to involve students in planning and delivery. Data on international and domestic students’ high school research habits gathered during orientation will be shared.
In its recent strategic planning effort, the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) identified assessment as one of five strategic directions. The overall goal is to “ensure library user input into decision making about collections, services, and facilities.” While UCL has participated in LibQUAL+ regularly since 2002, and conducted other studies, UCL’s Transforming the UC Library User Experience, Strategic Plan 2011-2014, places increased focus and importance on gathering information and data from and about our users to inform decisions. The presenters will share their experience developing an assessment plan for UCL and initial efforts in building a culture of assessment. The design, methodology and approach of two focused surveys, that are a part of our coordinated plan of assessment, will be shared.
The poster demonstrates the tools and activities used by a large urban university library system to incorporate the ACRL Framework threshold concepts at every stage of a student’s academic career in order to launch students to success on and beyond campus in collaboration with faculty and instructional designers.
1st Fridays @ 4, a series of informal themed events hosted by librarians, was designed to engage with students in meaningful conversation and explore the terrain of information resources beyond coursework and research needs. The series marketed with the tag line, fun, food and library finds, included themes of Survivor, Library Edition, Celebrate the Chinese New Year, and The Secret World of Rare Books. The series was highly successful, providing direction for the current year.
Presentation for 3 T Conference at the University of Cincinnati. Learning outcomes: make effective use of library resources in teaching; use technology to “embed” librarians in courses; understand how faculty can collaborate with librarians in teaching; use an easy, practical technique to visualize students’ perceptions about a class topic.