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UT Libraries Information Literacy Summit. June 14th, 2013. Logistics. WiFi network: attwifi Access Code: Schedule : Wiki: http://utlibrariesinfolitsummit.pbworks.com. Corral Your Obstacle(s)!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


UT Libraries Information Literacy Summit

UT Libraries Information Literacy SummitJune 14th, 2013LogisticsWiFi network: attwifiAccess Code:


Wiki: http://utlibrariesinfolitsummit.pbworks.com9:45 am - 11:45 amDiscussion: Identifying the Gaps11:45 am - 12:30 pmLunch12:30 pm - 3:00 pmDiscussion: Bridging the Gaps3:00 pm - 3:15 pmSnack Break3:15 pm - 4:00 pmDebrief and Summit ConclusionCorral Your Obstacle(s)!Why? To free ourselves from barriers to our personal goals or development in order to begin the summit with a open mind ready to explore all possibilities!

How: Plastic animal + catalog card + rubber band = freedom from frustration (for the day)http://www.elvaquero.com/Jesse_Wilkinson.htmThe Difference Between High School & College Libraries and ResearchSeat Swap!2 tables of high school librarians 5 at each table1 table of UT librarians

Question for all tables:What do you perceive to be the differences between high school and college libraries and research? From each group, select a scribe to compile a list of differences on the large flip charts on each table.When you're done, hang up your page(s) on the closest window or wall.From the Mellon article:

Feelings of being lost stemmed from four causes:(1) the size of the library;(2) a lack of knowledge about where thingswere located;(3) how to begin, and(4) what to do.

The feeling that students should already know how to use the library for research

"I was scared to ask questions. I didn't want to bother anyone. I also didn't want them to think I was stupid."

Instead, they discussed feelings of fear that kept them from beginning to search or that got in the way of their staying in the library long enough to master search processes.

The literature indicates that acknowledging the anxiety and its legitimacy, and then providing successful experiences to counteract the anxiety, is the most effective method for treatment.

Most of us know students are afraid of the library and know why. Our faculty colleagues, however, do not often know this

The Difference Between High School & College Libraries and ResearchBacking up our perceptions with evidence(and putting ourselves in our student's shoes)Contance Mellon's research on Library Anxiety [1986]Feelings of being lost stemmed from four causes:(1) the size of the library;(2) a lack of knowledge about where things were located;(3) how to begin, and(4) what to do. Our own First-year student's survey data!

"College asks that you evaluate your sources and question them whereas high school only asks that you understand them.""I was scared to ask questions. I didn't want to bother anyone. I also didn't want them to think I was stupid."Seat swap!4 tables, 2-3 HS librarians at each table; 1-2 UT librarians at each table

Activity:What and Why: Close reading of syllabus to assess what types of skills the students are expected to have when they come in

How: Each table has a different syllabus. Use Worksheet #1 as a guide to work through the information literacy expectations and competencies that are found in first-year college courses. Dissecting first-year university syllabiLunch!What UT faculty have to say about information literacy & student skillsOur Competency Checklist

http://tinyurl.com/ILSummitChecklist Adapted from Patricia Owen's checklist available at: http://www.infowen.info/checklist.pdf Addressing the IL Skills GapSharing Success StoriesWhat are we currently doing to address the competencies that we've identified through the mornings activities and the combined checklist? [Worksheet #2]

Report Out:Pick one high school and one college assignment example to share with the groupAddressing the IL Skills GapCreating a shared assignment/activityInformed by the day's discussion, brainstorm an activity or assignment that addresses a gap within a previously identified competency. [Worksheet #3]

Report Out:Each group shares their assignment or activity with the larger groups. You have 7 minutes!Snack Break!Summit Debrief & ConclusionWhat have we learned from our dialogue today?What will we take back to our respective institutions?What are our wishes for this group?

Brief SurveyTell us what you think, what you really really think (adapted from Mary Font)Stay in Touch & Safe Travels!

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