The Perfect Storm: The Library’s Journey Into a First-Year Experience Project Olga Conneen Northampton Community College email@example.com ALA annual conference – CJCLS FYE: Connecting First Year College Students to the Library July 11, 2009
1. Middle States 2. Achieving the Dream 3. Assessment
Getting there • General Education core outcomes • Faculty Innovation Grant • Achieving the Dream
College Seminar: Applied Skills for Academic Success • Academic success strategies: note taking, active reading, time management, etc. • Information literacy • Critical thinking
Assessment Strategies • Student Learning Outcomes • Rubrics • Closing the loop
Information Literacy • Student Learning Outcome: • Student will be able to access needed information effectively and efficiently. • Student will be able to evaluate information and information sources critically, and incorporate selected information into his/her knowledge base. • Assignment: • Conduct a search on a specific research topic, and describe the process used to identify and select two resources (books, periodicals or other sources) relevant to that research topic.
Question #4: Explain how you applied the following criteria to the sources you selected: relevance, timeliness, reliability.
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