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Bridging the Digital Divide. Transitioning to College Suzanne Johnson-Varney Technical Services Librarian Shawnee State University. Information Literacy vs. Technological Savvy. The State of OhioLINK. Most State Universities and Colleges are members of OhioLINK

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bridging the digital divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

Transitioning to College

Suzanne Johnson-Varney

Technical Services Librarian

Shawnee State University

information literacy vs technological savvy
Information Literacy vs. Technological Savvy

the state of ohiolink
The State of OhioLINK
  • Most State Universities and Colleges are members of OhioLINK
  • We all use the same automation software
  • Migration coming soon
  • Discovery Layer
  • OPAC
these skills have been identified as essential
These skills have been identified as essential:
  • When/Where to cite
  • Academic Integrity
  • Database vs. “free web” / Evaluate Resources
  • Journal vs. Magazine
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Types and use of print resources
  • How to use a catalog/Online Public Access Catalog
  • Indentify possible resources
  • Prepare Search Strategies
  • Formulate topic/thesis

High School to College Survey conducted by Martha Daly, Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac, MD | Research Tips for First Year College Students by Ann Marie Smeraldi, Cleveland State University | Transitioning to College: Helping You Succeed

tools available to you
Tools available to you:

The Research Project Calculator is an INFOhio project based on the MINITEX project developed in part by University of Minnesota Libraries


21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success

  • 21st Century Learning Skills
    • Critical thinkers | Problem Solvers | Good Communicators | Good collaborators | Information and technology literate | Flexible and Adaptable | Innovative and Creative | Globally competent | Environmentally literate?
    • Sign up for the 21st Century Learning Commons and earn CEU’s for completing the 21 Learning Paths……….
5 databases that move to college with your students
5 Databases that move to college with your students:
  • While all the INFOhio – Libraries Connect Ohio databases are still available to your students – there five that are usually enhanced with added content and are used regularly at the college level:
  • EBSCOhost
  • LearningExpress Library
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • The ART Collection
  • Literature Online from Chadwyck-Healey

At SSU our EBSCOhost has been enhanced with two purchased “accelerators”

  • Research Starters – Business
  • Research Starters - Education

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The ART Collection

literature online from chadwyck healey
Literature Online from Chadwyck-Healey

2,017 Chadwyck-Healey eBooks

remote authentication
Remote Authentication
  • Students should understand the concept of remote authentication for access to information and databases from off-campus locations
content management systems
Content Management Systems
  • Most students will use either BlackBoard, WebCT in conjunction with courses.
  • Resources can be pushed to students via CMS
  • Logging in and authentication will be required
citation tools
Citation Tools
  • Noodle Bib
  • End Note – ISI Web of Science
comment about professional development
Comment about Professional Development
  • Keeping up evolving trends is critical but perhaps one of the hardest jobs…..I use Bloglines….PD @ a glance!

questions comments
Questions? Comments