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Hidden Architectures of Information LIteracy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts by
Call Number: 028.7071 HIDD
Publication Date: 2020
"[T]here is something in this work to inspire anyone who provides information literacy instruction—frontline instructors, new instruction coordinators, and veteran program administrators.”
—from the Foreword by Suchi Mohanty
Creating, running, and coordinating an information literacy program requires not only the visible labor of scheduling and teaching classes, but a host of invisible mechanics that makes a program function in its entirety. Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs captures some of the tacit knowledge information literacy coordinators accumulate through trial and error and informal conversations with professional networks, and details practices of information literacy programs that are both innovative and the core functions of our jobs.
In 39 chapters, authors from a variety of diverse institutions highlight the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs and the soft skills necessary for success in the coordinator role. They discuss the institutional context into which their work fits, their collaborators, students, marketing, and assessment, as well as the many varied duties they balance. Chapters examine the delicate balancing act of labor distribution, minimal or absent positional authority coupled with making decisions and assignments, generating buy-in for programmatic goals and approaches, and maintaining positive relationships throughout the organization.
Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs attempts to make all information literacy program labor visible, raise its importance, and encourage more scholarship on what might seem like the “boring” parts of program development. This book is for graduate students learning about information literacy programs, administrators who may never have taught an information literacy session, instruction librarians looking to step out of the everyday and understand the depth and breadth of their program, and all educators interested in the accomplishments and inner workings of information literacy programming.
The Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook by
Call Number: 160 CRIT
Publication Date: 2020
Students deal with complex online environments every day, and many are being asked to grapple with—and produce—new types of information and to utilize and navigate unfamiliar information environments. Critical thinking skills can empower students to become savvy consumers, producers, and distributors of information and can equip them to navigate and participate in complex twenty-first-century information ecosystems.
The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook provides lesson plans, resources, ideas, and inspiration to empower librarians in helping students develop the crucial critical thinking and information and media literacy skills they need. 96 recipes divided into two parts—Consuming Information and Producing and Distributing Information—explore evaluating information, recognizing scholarly sources, how technology mediates our experiences with information, the economics of information ecosystems, and more, including provocative considerations of issues like copyright and open access and deep dives into pop culture and social media.
Critically examining many of the challenges inherent in our media ecosystems, The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook takes a broad look at the types of sources our students are expected to use and produce, and provides librarians and educators with a series of adaptable and innovative approaches to teaching critical-thinking skills.
Learning Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy through Co-Curricular Activities by
Call Number: 027 LEAR
Publication Date: 2020
Co-curricular learning is an approach to teaching experiential learning using activities or programs for students outside of their coursework that include intentional learning and development. Co-curricular learning benefits from having clear learning outcomes as well as helping develop competencies that connect to students’ academic or career goals. It can be a way to engage students in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and have them begin to apply its concepts to all areas of their life and studies.
Learning Beyond the Classroom explores activities that can help develop students’ IL knowledge, stimulate them academically and creatively, and help them develop new skills. In four sections—Campus Connections, Employment Experiences, Innovative Initiatives, and Assessment Approaches—chapters illustrate different approaches to incorporating the ACRL Framework concepts and how best to measure a student’s success to demonstrate the value of the co-curricular activities.
A student’s development within their chosen discipline prepares them for a future career, but it is the transferable skills they acquire through experiential activities that demonstrate their full understanding of the concepts taught. Learning Beyond the Classroom can help librarians include information literacy concepts within co-curricular activities and prepare their students to apply critical thinking to everyday pursuits.
Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy by
Call Number: 028.7071 REAL
Publication Date: 2020-02-03
While the profession has generated many books on information literacy, none to date have validated exactly why it is so difficult to teach. In her new book, Reale posits that examining and reflecting on the reality of those factors is what will enable practitioners to meet the challenge of their important mandate. Using the same warm and conversational tone as in her previous works, she
-- uses personal anecdotes to lay out the key reasons that teaching information literacy is so challenging, from the limited amount of time given to instructors and lack of collaboration with faculty to one’s own anxieties about the work;
-- examines how these factors are related and where librarians fit in;
-- validates readers’ struggles and frustrations through an honest discussion of the emotional labor of librarianship, including “imposter syndrome,” stress, and burnout;
-- offers a variety of approaches, strategies, and topics of focus that will assist readers in their daily practice;
-- looks at how a vibrant community of practice can foster positive change both personally and institutionally; and
-- presents “Points to Ponder” at the end of each chapter that encourage readers to self-reflect and then transform personal insights into action.
Reale’s book is a valuable springboard for reflection that will help academic librarians understand the complexity of the challenges they face and then forge a path forward.
STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners: AASL Standards-Based Learning by
Call Number: 027.8 RINI
Publication Date: 2020-04-09
Using STEAM activities, this book places school librarians at the intersection with inquiry in an elementary school. Learners will think like a scientist and design like an engineer using an iterative process to make authentic learning connections and develop a growth mindset. Designed to be completed in 30-minute class periods, 14 scaffolded STEAM activities allow school librarians to easily shift the same lesson between classes and grade levels. National School Library Standards alignments with STEAM content area standards promote instructional partnerships focused on teaching inquiry, collaboration, and learner-driven exploration, making STEAM a perfect approach for the elementary school library. An invaluable timesaver, this resource provides
-- activities scaffolded for grade bands K-2, 3-4, and 5-6, engaging learners at greater levels of complexity or cognition;
-- alignments to the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the National Core Arts Standards;
-- science background for school librarians and other educators who may be unfamiliar with the STEAM concepts being explored;
-- sample assessments, technology integration, collaboration and growth mindset tips, suggested picture books, and more.
This tool will inspire school librarians and other educators to create opportunities to engage in STEAM practices, collaboratively writing and assessing their own scaffolded lesson plans.
Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: Building Relationships Across Cultural and Institutional Lines by
Call Number: 027.70973 LIBR
Publication Date: 2020
Internationalization continues to gain traction among US colleges and universities as overseas branch campuses now dot the globe alongside an established and growing group of independent American-modeled institutions of higher education, some founded as early as the 19th century. As higher education and the academic library environment evolves, librarians at many of these independent institutions are identifying priorities that include not only collaborating with educational stakeholders, enhancing teaching and learning, and connecting to the institution’s mission, but also positioning themselves as active and creative partners in increasingly digital learning and scholarship. An international environment is both a challenge and an opportunity for these priorities.
Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education explores these challenges and opportunities through perspectives that are inherently international and intercultural because of the authors’ own backgrounds, and in particular because of their institutional environments. The authors are librarians, faculty, and technologists at institutions that belong to the AMICAL Consortium, a consortium of American-modeled international liberal arts institutions working together on common goals for libraries, technology, and learning. The chapters describe library-anchored collaborations that demonstrate struggles, but also successes and rich possibilities, in these thoroughly international—and increasingly digital—liberal arts institutions. They provide cumulative knowledge, reference points, and aspirational targets for planning future library-related collaborations in similar environments.
While a fascinating look at new collaborative roles and digitally focused priority areas for academic librarians as they are being addressed within AMICAL’s membership, the compelling ideas arising from these intercultural contexts have broad application and introduce opportunities to engage in international collaboration with the members of this unique consortium.
Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries by
Call Number: 025.21877 GAME
Publication Date: 2020-05-06
Games of all kinds, from breakouts and escape rooms to traditional board game collections, are often featured in academic library instruction, programming, and outreach initiatives, where their natural ability to foster interaction and communication is especially valuable. Games and gamification can be used to help students engage with the thresholds of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; locate resources and identify misinformation and disinformation; and build connections with faculty and librarians, in one-shots and for-credit courses.
In four sections—An Overview of Games and Gamification, Adding and Maintaining a Circulating Game Collection to your Library, Games and Gamification in Information Literacy Instruction, and Programming and Outreach through Games—Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries explores incorporating games into first-year experience programs, using games to help students engage with special collections, making games accessible, and ideas for game nights and events. The book is packed with full-color figures, photos, and samples for inspiration and easy repurposing.
Games and gamification function best not as something separate, but as one tool in an academic library’s approach to their goals and initiatives. Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries offers encouragement, strategies, and proven practices for developing and using accessible, welcoming gamification as a flexible tool to meet their institutions’ missions and their students’ learning needs.
Open Praxis, Open Access: Digital Scholarship in Action by
Call Number: 070.57973 OPEN
Publication Date: 2020-06-03
Many in the world of scholarship share the conviction that open access will be the engine of transformation leading to more culture, more research, more discovery, and more solutions to small and big problems. This collection brings together librarians, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and thinkers to take measure of the open access movement. The editors meld critical essays, research, and case studies to offer an authoritative exploration of
-- the concept of openness in scholarship, with an overview of how it is evolving in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia;
-- open access publishing, including funding models and the future of library science journals;
-- the state of institutional repositories;
Open Educational Resources (OER) at universities and a consortium, in subject areas ranging from literary studies to textbooks; and
-- open science, open data, and a pilot data catalog for raising the visibility of protected data.
This landmark collection will help readers understand the open access movement, open data, open educational resources, open knowledge, and the opportunities for an open and transformed world they promise.
Get the Job: Academic Hiring for the New Librarian by
Call Number: 023.2 PRES
Publication Date: 2020
Academia is a strange and wonderful beast, governed by rules and traditions that can be opaque to those that have never worked professionally within its unique corridors. The academic job search is a very specific process that only superficially resembles a job search in other fields.
Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian is a concise, practical guide to the job search for librarians interested in a career in academic libraries. It opens with concrete suggestions for how to direct your education toward full-time employment and get the most out of student experiences. The majority of the book is dedicated to the job hunt itself, covering the various steps of the academic hiring process, breaking each step into manageable pieces, and providing lots of tips and insights from the perspective of the search committee. Special emphasis is placed on the presentation, one of the most stressful and novel parts of the interview process for a new librarian. Along the way you’ll get glimpses into the “whys” of academia and how they manifest in the hiring processes. Finally, there is guidance for after a job offer, providing tips on negotiation and concluding with practical advice for the first year of a new job.
The goal is to empower the new job seeker and help focus your energy in a positive direction. Get the Job emphasizes the concrete actions that a job seeker can take in both mindset and material creation, and provides support and constructive suggestions for not just surviving but thriving during the job-seeking process.
Sharing Spaces and Students: Employing Students in Collaborative Partnerships by
Call Number: 025.1977 JACK
Publication Date: 2020
Academic libraries continue to evolve from the traditional focus on collections to an increased emphasis on community space and the inclusion of makerspaces, academic success centers, learning commons, and other areas within the physical library space. These partnerships often involve sharing student employees in multi-department positions, and these positions require unique planning, goal setting, training, and assessment. In six chapters -- The Importance of Partnerships, Annual Goals, Hiring Students, Developing Training, Assessing Success, and Moving Forward -- "Sharing Spaces and Students" helps partners within the library bridge the gap between expectations and outcomes, and hire and train students to deliver high-quality work on behalf of all involved parties. Case studies throughout the book examine partnerships with academic departments, writing centers, career centers, cultural centers, tutoring services, technology services and information technology (IT) departments, as well as first-year experience and peer-learning departments.
Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians by
Call Number: 346.7304 CREA
Publication Date: 2019-12-17
The figures are eye-opening: more than 1.6 billion works on 9 million websites are licensed under Creative Commons (CC). These materials constitute an extraordinarily rich repository for teaching, learning, sharing, and creative reuse. Knowing your way around CC will help you make the most of the Open Access (OA) and open educational resources (OER) movements. This book represents the first-ever print complement to the CC Certificate program, providing in-depth coverage of CC licenses, open practices, and the ethos of the Commons. Inside readers will find guidance on
-- the layers and elements of CC licenses, with clear explanations on how they interact;
-- reusing, revising, and remixing;
-- how to acknowledge the underlying work in a remix;
-- techniques for locating works in the public domain and communicating their value;
-- supporting learners’ access to a wide array of open knowledge resources in primary, secondary, and higher education;
-- assessing institutional policies for open education, plus advice on revising these policies;
-- ways to adapt existing openly licensed materials in order to keep your institution’s knowledge base relevant and up to date;
-- how to meet the open licensing requirements increasingly present in government and foundation grants and contracts; and
-- hundreds of authoritative resources for additional learning.
This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license; digital versions are available for download at Creative Commons web page Certificate Resources (CC BY).
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions, 4th edition by
Call Number: 346.7304 CREW
Publication Date: 2020-02-21
Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike. Readers will
-- learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;
-- find information quickly with “key points” sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references;
-- get up to speed on fresh developments, such as how the recently signed Marrakesh Treaty expands access for people with disabilities and why the latest ruling in the Georgia State University case makes developing a fair use policy so important;
-- understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making;
-- learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics;
-- receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; and
-- find many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations.
This straightforward, easy-to-use guide provides the tools librarians and educators need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users.
Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World by
Call Number: 025.12 COPY
Publication Date: 2019
“The meaning of copyright reveals itself in the choices we make, and this book is essentially about those decisions.”
—from the Foreword by Kenneth D. Crews
As the scholarly communications universe continues to change and expand, it’s increasingly important for librarians to understand and be able to advise on complicated copyright issues in an accessible and relatable matter. Everyday copyright law affects the way academic libraries provide information to students, researchers, and faculty, as well as librarians own use of research materials.
The expert copyright librarians collected in Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World address complex legal issues at the intersection of copyright and information literacy. Four sections—Copyright Librarians’ Role and Advocacy, Education, Research and Policy, and International Issues—provide detailed explanations of the issues and considerations and offer prescriptive tips and advice for teaching and applying the information. Topics include:
-- Advocacy and education for open access policies on campus
-- Fair use
-- Copyright education with and around the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
-- The TEACH Act
-- One-shot copyright instruction
-- Risk assessment and management for copyright queries
-- Law and literacy for non-consumptive text mining
-- Strategies for U.S. orphan works
-- The international copyright regime
Copyright Conversations is a guide to understanding, teaching, and applying copyright law for library users and your own research and policies.
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