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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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WiFi network: attwifiAccess Code:


Wiki: http://utlibrariesinfolitsummit.pbworks.com

corral your obstacle s
Corral Your Obstacle(s)!

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)


the difference between high school college libraries and research
The Difference Between High School & College Libraries and Research

Seat Swap!

  • 2 tables of high school librarians
    • 5 at each table
  • 1 table of UT librarians

Question for all tables:

What do you perceive to be the differences between high school and college libraries and research?

  • From each group, select a scribe to compile a list of differences on the large flip charts on each table.
  • When you're done, hang up your page(s) on the closest window or wall.
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The Difference Between High School & College Libraries and Research

Backing up our perceptions with evidence (and putting ourselves in our student's shoes)

  • Contance Mellon's research on Library Anxiety [1986]
    • Feelings of being lost stemmed from four causes:

(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.

  • Our own First-year student's survey data!

"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."

dissecting first year university syllabi
Dissecting first-year university syllabi

Seat swap!

  • 4 tables, 2-3 HS librarians at each table;
  • 1-2 UT librarians at each table


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.

our competency checklist
Our Competency Checklist


Adapted from Patricia Owen's checklist available at: http://www.infowen.info/checklist.pdf

addressing the il skills gap
Addressing the IL Skills Gap

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]

Report Out:

Pick one high school and one college assignment example to share with the group

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Addressing the IL Skills Gap

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]

Report Out:

Each group shares their assignment or activity with the larger groups. You have 7 minutes!

summit debrief conclusion
Summit Debrief & Conclusion
  • What have we learned from our dialogue today?
  • What will we take back to our respective institutions?
  • What are our wishes for this group?

Brief Survey

Tell us what you think, what you really really think (adapted from Mary Font)

stay in touch safe travels
Stay in Touch & Safe Travels!

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