Elizabeth Fox, Digital Information Services Librarian Nancy Marshall, Distance Information Services Librarian Hilton M. Briggs Library - South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota. Speaking to the Masses: The Evolution of Library Instruction for SPCM 101, Fundamentals of Speech.
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Elizabeth Fox, Digital Information Services Librarian
Nancy Marshall, Distance Information Services Librarian
Hilton M. Briggs Library - South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Speaking to the Masses: The Evolution of Library Instruction for SPCM 101, Fundamentals of Speech
South Dakota State University
Graduation Requirement: Oral Communication
“Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.”
Graduation Requirement: Information Literacy
“Students will recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, organize, critically evaluate, and effectively use information from a variety of sources with intellectual integrity.”
Mid-1990’s - Extra Credit “Drop-In” classes offered for SPCM 101, Fundamentals of Speech students
2005 - Library instruction sessions became a required component for all sections of SPCM 101
Introduction to the Library’s Website and Services
Librarians frustrated with the sessions
Timing of Sessions
Quantity of information included in each session
Speech Instructors shared these frustrations and enthusiastic about trying something new
Online tutorial would be useful for SPCM 101 classes that are offered off-site and via the internet
Handout with bibliography and links
Criteria: Fun, Active, Bring Students to the Library
Graduate Teaching Assistant assigned to work on the activity
An “Amazing Race” through the Library: Reality Television Meets Problem-Based Learning by Dawn Eckenrode from Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: 17 Innovative Strategies to Improve Student Learning, ACRL 2008.
Students work in groups of 6 to complete several “clues” related to a specific country
Course instructor introduces the activity
Librarian gives an overview of locations of items in the library and of the library’s website
Students have had positive reaction!