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Chat - Recordings
Teaching Information Literacy in Lab Classes
January 2015. Discussion Leader: Kathleen Gregory
Laboratory classes provide a unique avenue for integrating information literacy, but they also present their own set of challenges. Join us to chat about ways that librarians are using lab classes to provide information literacy instruction, and share your own thoughts and experiences about teaching info lit in a lab environment.
Shifting Landscapes: Integrating Flipped Teaching into your Information Literacy Instruction
March 2015. Discussion Leader: Tasha Maddison (University of Saskatchewan).
This chat session will begin with a short presentation about three separate applications of flipped teaching in the College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan. The Engineering Librarian used this pedagogy to deliver information literacy instruction to Civil Engineering students in their 2nd and 4th year of study in design heavy courses. The chat that follows is expected to generate thoughtful discussion about how flipped teaching could be applied in your own practice. Possible considerations include class size, location of class (computer lab availability), ability to collaborate with a faculty member, time, what you will cover in the tutorial and what lecture content will be.
The Deal with Systematic Reviews
April 2015. Discussion Leaders: Rebecca K. Miller (Virginia Tech Libraries) & Ginny Pannabecker (Virginia Tech Libraries)
This STS IL chat explores librarian roles in the systematic review process, and the role of systematic reviews in information literacy programs.
STEM in libraries- Translating STEM into informal education
June 2015. Discussion Leader: Stephanie Long
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) is a buzz word heard in many places and it has become the focus of many education platforms across the country. Like many libraries across the country, Frederick County Public Libraries in Maryland has decided to focus much of its educational efforts on STEM and is home to one of the first STEM Labs in the state. A dedicated space to STEM education for those aged preschool to 18, the STEM Lab is an ever evolving space that aims to educate kids on STEM concepts in an informal and fun way. In this discussion, STEM Lab creator and director Stephanie Long will give an overview of the Lab, how it began, where it is headed, and how the education of both librarians and patrons happens in the space.
Information Literacy in Mathematics Undergraduate Education: Where Does It Stand Today?
Discussion Leaders: Jeffra Diane Bussmann and Jeffrey Bond
Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion on information literacy in
the field of mathematics. In this 60 minute chat session, we will start with
sharing results from a recent study, and answer questions from the audience.
We will continue with several discussion prompts:
• How have you been most successful in teaching information literacy for
• How have you been most challenged?
• Have you made use of the new information literacy framework in your
instruction to math students? Have you thought about how to make use of it?
Which of the threshold concepts seem most relevant to math students?
Using Poster Competitions to Teach Information Literacy Skills
Discussion Leader: Michael Goates, Greg Nelson, and Meg Frost
Scholarly communication is at the heart of science. Poster sessions are a time
honored method of presenting research results in a visually appealing, concise
format. However, designing scientific posters that are both informative and
easy to navigate can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced
researcher. What role does the library play to help students learn the artful
skill of conveying complex scientific results in a clear and succinct poster
presentation? Librarians from Brigham Young University will share their
experiences sponsoring an undergraduate student research poster competition.
January 2015 STS-IL Chat
Teaching Information Literacy in Lab Classes. Discussion Leader: Kathleen Gregory.
March 2015 STS-IL Chat
"Shifting Landscapes: Integrating Flipped Teaching into your Information Literacy Instruction" Discussion Leader: Tasha Maddison (University of Saskatchewan)
April 2015 STS-IL Chat Summary
The Deal with Systematic Reviews. Discussion Leaders: Rebecca K. Miller (Virginia Tech Libraries) & Ginny Pannabecker (Virginia Tech Libraries)
June 2015 STS-IL Chat Summary
STEM in libraries- Translating STEM into informal education. Discussion leader: Stephanie Long
November 2015 STS-IL Chat
Information Literacy in Mathematics. Discussion Leaders: Jeffra Diane Bussmann and Jeffrey Bond
December 2015 STS-IL Chat
Using Poster Competitions to Teach Information Literacy Skills. Discussion Leadesr: Michael Goates, Greg Nelson, and Meg Frost