Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

Start Date

30-10-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2020 12:00 PM

Description

Creating a (Bright)Space for Library Instruction

Students come into class with varied levels of preparation for college-level research. Faculty had little time to spare for library instruction prior to COVID 19, and the move to online instruction has left them with even less time.

As these things were happening across higher education, the University of Maine system was changing learning management systems, leading to a steep learning curve for everyone. The University of Southern Maine Libraries saw an opportunity to address these challenges and remain visible to faculty.

The reference librarians created a series of information literacy modules for instructors to insert into their courses. Modules cover such topics as basic searching, source evaluation, citation formats, and more. Each one contains videos, infographics, handouts, and quizzes. Faculty can choose the ones that best meet student needs. Underprepared students can develop their basic skills. More prepared students can refresh their knowledge or gain additional tips. With the quizzes students can even demonstrate to faculty what they already know about research.

These modules are meant to complement other library instruction and can serve as part of flipped learning. They can also reach a wider number of students and give them at least baseline knowledge.

The panelists will share their experiences with this project. They will discuss

how they:

  • developed the concept (Megan)

  • divided the workload (Elizabeth)

  • created content (Maureen)

  • shared ideas and feedback while working remotely (Maureen)

  • spread the word to the faculty (Megan)

  • obtained feedback from students and faculty (Elizabeth)

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Creating a (Bright)Space for Library Instruction

Creating a (Bright)Space for Library Instruction

Students come into class with varied levels of preparation for college-level research. Faculty had little time to spare for library instruction prior to COVID 19, and the move to online instruction has left them with even less time.

As these things were happening across higher education, the University of Maine system was changing learning management systems, leading to a steep learning curve for everyone. The University of Southern Maine Libraries saw an opportunity to address these challenges and remain visible to faculty.

The reference librarians created a series of information literacy modules for instructors to insert into their courses. Modules cover such topics as basic searching, source evaluation, citation formats, and more. Each one contains videos, infographics, handouts, and quizzes. Faculty can choose the ones that best meet student needs. Underprepared students can develop their basic skills. More prepared students can refresh their knowledge or gain additional tips. With the quizzes students can even demonstrate to faculty what they already know about research.

These modules are meant to complement other library instruction and can serve as part of flipped learning. They can also reach a wider number of students and give them at least baseline knowledge.

The panelists will share their experiences with this project. They will discuss

how they:

  • developed the concept (Megan)

  • divided the workload (Elizabeth)

  • created content (Maureen)

  • shared ideas and feedback while working remotely (Maureen)

  • spread the word to the faculty (Megan)

  • obtained feedback from students and faculty (Elizabeth)