UT Libraries Information Literacy Summit. June 14th, 2013. Logistics. WiFi network: attwifi Access Code: Schedule : Wiki: http://utlibrariesinfolitsummit.pbworks.com. Corral Your Obstacle(s)!.
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UT Libraries Information Literacy Summit
June 14th, 2013
WiFi network: attwifiAccess Code:
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!
Plastic animal + catalog card + rubber band = freedom from frustration (for the day)
Question for all tables:
What do you perceive to be the differences between high school and college libraries and research?
Backing up our perceptions with evidence(and putting ourselves in our student's shoes)
(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.
"I was scared to ask questions. I didn't want to bother anyone. I also didn't want them to think I was stupid."
"College asks that you evaluate your sources and question them whereas high school only asks that you understand them."
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.
Adapted from Patricia Owen's checklist available at: http://www.infowen.info/checklist.pdf
Sharing Success Stories
What are we currently doing to address the competencies that we've identified through the mornings activities and the combined checklist? [Worksheet #2]
Pick one high school and one college assignment example to share with the group
Creating a shared assignment/activity
Informed by the day's discussion, brainstorm an activity or assignment that addresses a gap within a previously identified competency. [Worksheet #3]
Each group shares their assignment or activity with the larger groups. You have 7 minutes!
Tell us what you think, what you really really think (adapted from Mary Font)
image coutesy flickr user dave_hensley