Thanks to all who joined up for It Takes Librarians AND Faculty: Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skills Webinar (in 2 sessions). Below is information including session recordings, a recap of both sessions and an opportunity for a similar webinar in April.
Panel with Librarians:
1.) Krystal Lewis from Temple University Libraries, Coordinator of info lit, and Thomas Heverin-Science librarian and coordinator of info lit for Science and Engineering
- Created LibGuide (http://guides.temple.edu/improving_research) on improving student research guide including 10 ways to improve student research tab in which they culled through PIL reports and highlighted most important finding and brainstormed recommendations to highlight services and resources, focused on using hard data for each recommendation with finding from PIL reports (not anecdotal). With an "evaluating research" tab which includes rubric that faculty can use to evaluate. Rubric is used to evaluate prize for Info Lit student research prize and PIL Publications/Reports tab
- Temple has "Information Literacy Cross Teams" Made up of faculty, students, technology consultants and library specialists with GenEd curriculum team (both chip in money) so incentive for faculty to work with librarians. Build info lit skills into assignments for gen ed with team.
- Held PIL Workshop for Faculty with campus Teaching Learning group--workshop called "improving student research" with 18 attendees from a wide variety of disciplines.
2.) Ann Roselle from Phoenix Community College Library
- Created a Faculty workshop designed by district librarian group from Maricopa Community College District
- Focused on PIL research assignment report for 3 hour workshop
- Outline: Went over findings, Small groups for being PIL researchers and checklist to evaluate "sample" research assignment handouts--had 7 sample assignments (some from other instructors and some from other colleges from Google), then discussed and explored resources in their discipline , took out their own handouts and got another checklist and critique their own assignments and then share how they would change with partner
- Since it was based on hard data from PIL it was an eye opener for faculty.
- Created libguide: http://libguides.maricopa.edu/research_assignment_handouts_workshop
If you missed it here is a free opportunity to participate in a similar webinar:
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 @ 4 pm EST
Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, invite you to join them for a live webcast event that will explore Project Information Literacy (PIL), a multi-year investigation of what it's like to be a student in the digital age. Findings from the various studies confirm that students now face problems--and opportunities--due to abundance of information rather than scarcity. In this webcast presentation, Dr. Eisenberg, co-Principal Investigator on PIL, delves into the implications of PIL findings for learning, teaching, and library services, resources, and facilities. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn much more about PIL from Dr. Eisenberg. Learn how you can use the research findings to further your own information literacy initiative, and hear what's in store for PIL.