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Thursday, June 18 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
CON06.08 - Illuminating scholarship to students: The role of librarian-faculty course collaborations

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Faculty-librarian collaborations can lead to effective assignments, in-class activities and resources that guide students towards better research and writing (Kuh, 2008). Bolan et al. (2014) identifying criteria for effective faculty-librarian collaboration, highlight that, for collaborative success, faculty and librarians should work together towards shared learning outcomes, ensuring that their learning activities tune students into the practice of scholarship. Information literacy, the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015), is often the starting point for building an effective collaboration as it is a competency that both faculty and librarians have refined throughout their academic experiences (Bennett, O., & Gilbert, K., 2009; Brasley, 2008; Gunnarsson et al., 2014). Join us for an interactive session highlighting collaborative strategies such as designing homework for finding scholarly references, in-class discussions and assignments on avoiding plagiarism, copyright cleared readings linked on course websites, online resource guides for students, and in-class visits by librarians with examples that integrate research tools into students’ growing understanding of scholarship. Through individual, small and whole group activities, we will share our experiences and seek your examples, questions and comments. Let’s combine our experiences to improve literacy and scholarship amongst our students. You will leave the session with links to a web guide summarizing our collaborative philosophy, and our examples. We believe that when faculty, librarians and others work together, their shared passion for illuminating scholarship really translates the scholarly narrative into something visible, doable and beautiful.

Association of College and Research Libraries. (2015). Introduction to information literacy.http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/overview/intro

Bennett, O., & Gilbert, K. (2009). Extending liaison collaboration: Partnering with faculty in support of a student learning community. Reference Services Review, 37(2), 131-142. doi:10.1108/00907320910957170

Brasley, S. S. (2008). Effective librarian and discipline faculty collaboration models for integrating information literacy into the fabric of an academic institution. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2008(114), 71-88. doi:10.1002/tl.318

Bolan, J, P. Bellamy, J. Szurmak, R. Vine. (2014). A Partnership for Academic and Student Success: Educational Developers, Librarians and Lessons Learned University of Toronto. 2014 STLHE Conference.

Gunnarsson, J., Kulesza, W., and Pettersson, A. (2014). Teaching international students how to avoid plagiarism: Librarians and faculty in collaboration. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3-4), 413-417.

Kuh, GD (2008). High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter. AAC&U Publications.

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Alice Cassidy

Principal, In View Education and Professional Development
Alice Cassidy is an educational developer, science educator and wildlife biologist. She has designed, taught and coordinated courses at the University of British Columbia, and led large-scale educational programs. As a consultant, she leads workshops on teaching and learning. She... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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