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Friday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Short Sessions: Emerging with eBooks: College Students Create Digital Publications / Active Learning is the Hook: Developing Information Literacy Dispositions in First-Year Calculus

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1:15-1:145 Emerging with eBooks: College Students Create Digital Publications

The librarian designed and taught a course where college students created ebooks. The timely project incorporated both information and digital literacy skills by following the lifecycle of an ebook from conception to publication. Students researched technology-related topics, wrote and compiled their book chapters, and converted those chapters into ebooks using web design software and an open-source ebook creation tool called Calibre.    

1:45-2:15 Active Learning is the Hook: Developing Information Literacy Dispositions in First-Year Calculus

Building dispositions "values, attitudes, and habits of mind" is an integral part of the learning process. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy provides suggested sets of dispositions for each information literacy concept. But what are some practical strategies we can use to develop student mindsets about information literacy? One way is to embed information literacy assignments into foundational courses that use active, student-centered teaching methods. This presentation will discuss a librarian-faculty collaboration at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where "learn by doing" library assignments are integrated into Inquiry-based Learning (IBL) Mathematics courses. Attendees will see sample assignments and student work that demonstrates how information literacy dispositions fit well with assignments on effective thinking, and take away ideas for finding new "footholds" in the curriculum.

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Kaila Bussert

Foundational Experiences Librarian, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Kaila Bussert is the Foundational Experiences Librarian at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she leads a foundational information literacy program. Her research interests center on the role of visual literacy across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. She is co-author of the recently published book, Visual Literacy for Libraries: A Practical, Standards-Based Guide.
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Kate Lucey

Education Librarian, Miami University, Oxford
Kate Lucey is education librarian and instructor at Miami University in Ohio. She teaches a survey course on information and digital literacy that combines theoretical and practical exposure to a range of current topics in technology. She also promotes research in the context of information studies so that students gain experience with writing, critical thinking, and argumentation. Beyond introducing cool content, Ms. Lucey applies pedagogical... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 1150 Marriott Library (University of Utah campus)

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