Join us to learn about last spring’s faculty and library collaboration at the American University of Armenia!
As institutions quickly had to pivot to online teaching last year, librarians at AUA updated their in-person course content to suit the online model via Zoom. Prior to the sessions, instructional materials were shared with faculty and students, while the use of IL session breakout rooms allowed students to complete IL activities. As a result, this collaboration with freshman seminar faculty and the library facilitated the development of three instructional modules that focused on building and reinforcing information literacy skills and attitudes among undergraduate students.
The project modules developed include:
- Acknowledging sources: by the end of this module, students will be able to identify when information needs to be cited and learn the basics of APA style.
- Identifying quality sources: by the end of this module, students will be able to identify higher-quality resources based on authority, currency and purpose.
- Accessing digital resources: by the end of this module, students will be able to access e-resources both on and off AUA campus and perform simple and advanced searches by using boolean operators.
Assessment of this project indicated improvement in students’ information literacy skills as they demonstrated success in building effective search strategies and learned how to properly cite sources to avoid plagiarism.
This forum will bring together AUA librarians and faculty as they outline the successes and challenges of collaboration during these difficult and remote times.
Time will be allocated for Q & A.
This event is organized by the Information Literacy Initiatives Committee as part of the ongoing Information Literacy Virtual Forum series, and will be facilitated by committee members Christine Furno and Michael Stoepel.