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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virtual Poster for Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference. This poster illustrates how to reuse and recycle existing course materials by flipping the classroom into library instruction sessions. This activity merges problem-based classroom active learning techniques with student self-paced pre-work that will increase student engagement, content retention, and collaboration with the teaching faculty.
Using the university-wide common reading book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, we jump start the research process with first year students from the moment they step onto campus with an 8 minute orientation activity. In a small group, highly interactive process, students explore current controversial scenarios and are challenged to make informed and reasonable judgments based on evidence and observation. The goal: capture their natural curiosity and get them excited about research, information, discovery, and evaluation.