Category Archives: Tutorials

IL Instruction Overload

As a relaxing summer is behind us and we are in a new academic year, everything goes back to a normal rhythm from Adagio to Andante. That means IL teaching activities pick up the tempo and are likely to accelerate … Continue reading

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Library anxiety

“Library anxiety” was identified thirty years ago when Constance A. Mellon of East Carolina University published her paper, “Library Anxiety: A Grounded Theory and Its Development,” [College & Research Libraries 47.2 (1986): 160-165. <http://crl.acrl.org/content/47/2/160.full.pdf>], describing college students feeling intimidated, embarrassed, and … Continue reading

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Is your audience listening?

One of the things we don’t want to see during teaching is the disconnection between the lecturer and the listener. It happens for various reasons. It could be the lecturer; even a veteran speaker could have a dull moment. It … 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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Hostos Using Blackboard for Information Literacy Workshops

This semester, for the first time, the library began offering online versions of our information literacy workshops through Blackboard. “Keys to Database Searching” was offered four times and “Finding Articles” class was given twice during the Fall semester. On weekdays, … Continue reading

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RefWorks webinar for CUNY

RefWorks, the citation management software, recorded a webinar for Hunter on using the application. Since it’s tailored to a CUNY audience we thought it’d be great to share the links here. Here’s the streaming recording. And here’s the downloadable recording. … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Resources on the Wiki

The Library Information Literacy Advisory Committee is pleased to share resources from across CUNY for teaching information literacy. We’ve compiled these together on a page on the Commons wiki that’s inventively titled Information Literacy Resources @ CUNY. Look here for … Continue reading

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