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  1. What IF?The University of Central Florida’s Strategy for Success Dr. Linda K. Colding University of Central Florida

  2. What I will discuss: • Introduction to UCF and Library • Information Fluency at UCF • SLS 1501 - Strategies for Success

  3. Florida Technological University 1968

  4. UCF Today

  5. Programs offered 95 Baccalaureate programs 97 Master’s programs 28 Doctoral programs Business, Engineering, Education, Health, and Public Affairs

  6. UCF Library • 1.8 million volumes • 3 million microforms • 45,000 media titles • Partial depository collection for Federal and Florida government documents

  7. UCF Library • Open 105 hours • Over 200 computer workstations • Wireless laptops and DVD players

  8. UCF Library website

  9. Information Fluency@UCF

  10. Associated Colleges of the South defines Information Fluency: • Collect and use information necessary to consider a problem or issue • Employ critical thinking skills in the evaluation and analysis of the information and its sources • Formulate logical conclusions and present those conclusions in an effective and appropriate manner.

  11. Quality Enhancement Program: • Five year project • Broad-based acceptance • Enhance student learning • Four pilot projects

  12. And the winner is…. SLS 1501 Strategies for Success

  13. SLS 1501- Strategies for Success • Overview of campus life • Critical thinking skills • Problem solving skills • 20% of freshmen take this course

  14. Developing the Curriculum

  15. The Assignment • Paper, presentation or both • College major and careers • Resources Library Personality tests Career Services Office

  16. First Library Session – GATHER • Pre-test • Library Services • Online Catalog • Databases • Hands-on

  17. Second Library Session – EVALUATE • Review and Questions • Internet Evaluation • Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines • Post-test

  18. Implementing Information Fluency Spring Semester 2007 4 sections Summer Semester 2007 7 sections Fall Semester 2007 Full implementation with 22 sections

  19. Revisions and Changes New library management system Second session dropped

  20. ASSESSMENT Pre and Post Tests From 20 questions to 15 questions

  21. ASSESSMENT Where to find materials Types of materials in the catalog Classification system Boolean searching Most efficient way to locate information Subject vs. keyword searching Scholarly journals vs. popular magazines Library Services

  22. Data Evaluation 1. To search for books in the UCF Library, I would use: Browse the stacks until I found what I wanted 91%/96% 2. Books found in the UCF Library’s General Collection, use what classification system? Library of Congress 5%/91% 3. The UCF Library Online Catalog includes which of the following materials: All of the above 97%/96%

  23. Doing the keyword (anywhere) search “dogs and cats” in the online catalog, your results will include records that have: Both dogs and cats must be in the record 44%/74% • What is the best way to search the UCF Library Catalog for the book The Call of the Wild? Title: call of the wild 70%/85% 6. Which of the following is true about netLibrary? d. All of the above 81%/89%

  24. To find articles on censorship, you generally want to start in which section of the UCF Library website? c. Databases 34%/48% 8. The difference between a subject search and a keyword (anywhere) search is: a. Keyword (anywhere) searches the whole record, subject only searches the subject field 68%/81% 9. Which resource is best for information about something that occurred last week? b. A newspaper 96%/97% 10. If you needed help finding information at the UCF Library, which source would you choose? c. Ask a Librarian 96%/99%

  25. 11. Which of the following do not describe a scholarly journal article? c. Contains glossy pages or pictures to illustrate the articles 65%/87% 12. When searching the database Academic Search Premier, what does indicate? A and C 69%/67% 13. What is the best source, which by rapidly combining the subjects of in vitro fertilization, medical ethics, and legal issues, will provide access to a large number of journal articles published since 2000? a. Database 54%/66%

  26. 14. To use the databases from off-campus, which of the following must be completed prior to searching? Activate your UCF ID card 65%/87% 15. What is the URL for the UCF Library Homepage? www.library.ucf.edu 56%/81%

  27. The Future • Continue with every SLS section • Ongoing evaluation of curriculum

  28. Questions?

  29. Contact information: Dr. Linda K. Colding University of Central Florida Libraries P.O. 162666 Orlando FL USA 32828 lcolding@mail.ucf.edu 407-823-4248