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Author Archives: Ellen Sexton

“Humor and information literacy” – Scott Sheidlower’s new book

York librarian Scott Sheidlower and co-author Joshua Vossler  provide advice and strategies on how to use humor to encourage student learning during librarian-led instruction sessions.     From a review in the Colorado Libraries journal:   “Vossler and Sheidlower focus on ways to … Continue reading

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VALUE rubrics at LaGuardia Community College

At LaGuardia Community College, faculty are using VALUE rubrics to assess student learning.  A modified VALUE rubric for information literacy was used to assess students’ research and information literacy competency.   Work from students with 25 credits or less and from … Continue reading

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VOILA tutorials at Hunter College Libraries

Hunter College Libraries’ VOILA tutorials were described in the April 2012 College and Research Libraries News (Blevens, 2012, pages 205).  VOILA (Virtual Orientation Information Literacy Assessment) features a virtual library tour, a video tutorial for finding what materials the library … Continue reading

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Building Information Literacy into Research Assignments: Working with library resources in the classroom. By Jeffrey Kroessler.

Not so long ago, the classroom could function comfortably apart from the library. The library was the place where students went to conduct research for class assignments. That world has vanished.  Information Literacy across the curriculum is now the mandate, … Continue reading

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Skills That Transfer: Transliteracy and the Global Librarian (ACRL/NY 2011 Symposium)

Philosopher and librarian Lane Wilkinson was in town last week to present his thoughts on transliteracy at the ACRL/NY symposium.   Winkinson is on a mission to persuade us to teach students more transferable skills.  Students need transferable skills he argues, … Continue reading

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Critical Information Literacy: The Challenge of Practice

The 2011 LACUNY Instruction Committee Spring Event took place on April 22 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The invited speaker was James Elmborg, Associate Professor and Program Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of … Continue reading

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