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1 Welcome New Faculty USF Libraries Collections and Services
Librarians Nancy Cunningham & Matt Torrence Office for Undergraduate Research Dr. Richard Pollenz Tutoring & Learning Services Dr. Patricia Maher

2 Welcome New Faculty A brief introduction to. library collections
Welcome New Faculty A brief introduction to library collections services spaces and ..special programs and initiatives Nancy Cunningham - Director of Academic Services Matt Torrence - Librarian for Business & Engineering This morning we will be starting a process designed to help you investigate your own natural style related to learning in order to provided you with the tools to be successful in any learning activity. It is process known as metacognition. Metacognition as generally defined as thinking about thinking or learning about learning. Metacognition is your internal talk of learning. It is the activity of the mind, that usually occurs without our conscious knowledge. But when we learn to raise that knowledge to a conscious level, it becomes intentional use of metacognition. By understaning our own personal pattern and preferences to the way our mimnds are orgnaized to process the world around us, then we can become empowered to tackle any learning activity. Today the goal is to start down that path with some introductory thoughts.

3 USF Libraries & Partner Affiliates
Tampa Library Nelson Poynter Memorial Library USF St. Petersburg USF in Lakeland Jane Bancroft Cook Library USF Sarasota Shimberg Health Sciences Library Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library

4 Services for you Identifying materials you need Copyright guidance
Research instruction to your students from librarians Placing items on reserve for your students Scheduling media viewing in the library Teaching Assistants as your proxy Providing access to your research – Scholar

5 Getting materials for your course & research
Interlibrary loan PRONTO Making a purchase request

6 Adding library support to your BlackBoard course module
Library course/subject guides Log in to your BB course Select “Tools” Scroll down to “Library Course Guides” View the course/subject guide Go to the “+” button Create tool link Under “Type” select Library Course Guides Name the link

7 PRESTO Course Reserves:
Electronic, book & media in one place If you don’t have it, we can get it for you Easily transfer reserves to new courses Copyright is tracked by reserves system Accessible through Blackboard for you and your students

8 Course Reserves easy as:
1 2 3

9 Services to your students
Access to collections 24/5 – books, government docs, reference 24/7 – databases, e-books, digital collections Textbooks on reserve Textbook Affordability Project Research support from librarians Reference desk – online chat – Research consultations Subject/course guides Tutoring, Math Lab, Writing Center Presentation practices rooms Laptop checkout Study rooms ……

10 How we build our collections
Direct requests Patron Driven Acquisition Faculty Librarians Students

11 Library initiatives & programs

12 Library – Faculty Collaborations
Collection building College of Education – Young Adult Literature Data collection, storage, and access Marine Science, Geography, Geology Documenting History, Anthropology – Genocide & Holocaust Grants Marine Science, College of Education, Department of History, FMHI Information Literacy First Year Composition Open access publications Geology, FMHI Oral history History, Communications, etc.

Scholarly Communications Librarian – Todd Chavez Scholar Commons Interdisciplinary Storehouse of USF’s Knowledge Capital Repository Services Collection Building Digital Access & Preservation Conference Management eScience Services Publication & Scholarly Communication Social Interactions Data Production & Curation OA Publishing Services Impact Assessment Consultation & Strategic Planning Geoportal & Data Repository Data Management Planning Information Visualization Data Preservation

14 Scholar Browse department research & scholarship by faculty member or department Use Selected Works to create your own profile Get your research available through Google View your downloads

15 Our partners in the library’s Learning Commons
Tutoring and Learning Services – 2nd floor SMARTLab Dr. Pat Maher Office for Undergraduate Research Dr. Richard Pollenz Career Center Job Shop – 1st floor Dr. Drema Howard

Text OFFICE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: Overview of Faculty and Student Services and Resources Richard S. Pollenz, Ph.D. Director: Office for Undergraduate Research Associate Dean: Undergraduate Studies Professor: Dept. Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

17 Where is the our?

18 The OUR is a unit of Undergraduate Studies
LIB 210 Second Floor The OUR is a unit of Undergraduate Studies

19 WHY UR?

20 Importance of a UR Experience
Students engaged in UR: • Show increased retention (especially when engaged as freshman/Sophomores) • Show higher academic performance • Show decreased time to degree • Exhibit higher levels of competitiveness for national awards • Gain increased marketability and competitiveness

21 What do we do?

22 Main Objective of the OUR: A “Value-Added” USF Experience
Facilitate processes that will allow all UG students in all disciplines an opportunity to engage in a UR experience at least one time during their four years at USF A “Value-Added” USF Experience

23 Challenges to Undergraduate Research at USF
Majority of formalized undergraduate research opportunities occur in STEM disciplines Coordination of university UR efforts within a highly decentralized model Convincing students of the value of interdisciplinary research projects

24 OUR Support to Faculty and Programs
• Training Resources - For faculty and graduate student mentors • For mentors webpage and guide (in progress) - For beginning and advanced students • “Getting Started in Research” • Professional development Workshops • Posting of UR Opportunities and Screening of Applicants - Recruitment of eligible students - Tracking and assessment • Class Visitations and UR Training - BCS UR Certificate Program - Business Honors Program

25 OUR Support to Faculty and Programs
• Listing of Courses that Contain a UR Component - CREATE UR in courses initiative • UR Student Data, Tracking and Assessment • OUR funding initiatives - UR Publication Awards - UR Mentoring Awards (beginning Spring 2013) - CREATE Scholars Program • Partnering with Recruitment Efforts

26 Defined pathways to obtaining a UR experience

27 OUR Tiers of Engagement

28 “Getting Started in Research” Workshops

29 Getting Started in Research Workshop
Goals and Outcomes • Complete a self-assessment on what research means • Understand the types of research opportunities at USF • Understand the importance of interdisciplinary research and opportunities that are outside of the discipline • Understand the importance of ENGAGEMENT with faculty, staff and other students • Understand responsibilities in obtaining a UR opportunity • Understand the services of the OUR • Develop an “Action Plan” for obtaining a UR experience • Determine library resource competencies and meet USF library staff

30 Getting Started in Research Workshop
Fall 2012 • 25 workshops are scheduled (~30 students/workshop) - Offered All days of the week - 2 workshops are held on Saturday/Sunday • Attendees are added to the Undergraduate Research Interest Group - Access to postings • OUR collects survey data on all attendees to evaluate the learning objectives and inform practice

31 I know what I need to do to prepare for and obtain a UR experience
Number of Respondents Number of Respondents Agree  Disagree Agree  Disagree BEFORE (3.00) AFTER (1.56) (95%)

32 I am aware of the different types of research experiences offered at USF
Number of Respondents Number of Respondents Agree  Disagree Agree  Disagree BEFORE (2.99) AFTER (1.76) (70%)

33 Increasing of UR capacity at USF

34 Creating Research Experiences and Activities through Teaching Enhancement (CREATE)

35 Overview CREATE Program
The goal of the CREATE program is to promote the integration of research as part of the course curricula or as an option to a subset of students who are enrolled in a course Research opportunities must involve at least 15 students and may be carried out as groups or may involve individual projects The OUR will provide up to $1,000 for supplies and 30 hrs of support for a graduate student (2hr/week)

36 • Pose or work from defined research questions
CREATE Program In both options, students engaged in the research experience will be expected to:  • Pose or work from defined research questions • Apply defined methods of inquiry relevant to the project/discipline to create original outcomes/products • Present the outcomes/products to others in formal and informal platforms The research experiences are not confined by the expectation of the “creation of new knowledge”. At the core of these activities is the development of the student as a researcher or the opportunity to experience the research process and make the connection to how new knowledge that is generated drives the discipline.

37 CREATE Program Examples
• Research and response to a challenge question in or out of the discipline • Researching and creating an archive of bibliographical documents • Creation of web-based sites to disseminate archived information • Researching and writing a biography • Survey data collection, analysis and presentation • Teaching as research projects • Development of science literacy modules (take on the road) • Use of performance to “answer” a challenge question or demonstrate a concept (take on the road) • Use of performance to communicate key course concepts (take on the road) • Genome annotation


39 Academic Support: Tutoring & Learning Services
Patricia A. Maher, Ph. D. Director

40 Writing Center Free service for writers of all levels
Appointments, Appointments, Appointments! Graduate students from English, World Languages, etc. All aspects of writing: from brainstorming to polishing Online, Phone, or in Person Smarthinking (Go to Blackboard > Academics Tab) Tutors: What: Schedule: Online:

41 Tutoring New Math course format LIB 232
Math, Gen Chem, Calc, Physics, Organic Chem, Stats and more! Business, Foreign Languages, Test Prep By phone or in person. Smarthinking (Blackboard > Academics Tab) NEW! SMART Lab Drop In: Appointments: Schedule: Online Help:

42 Get Help OnLine! Atomic Learning Smarthinking Subject “tipsheets”
Many software tutorials Smarthinking Online tutoring/writing support Subject “tipsheets” Study tips And more!

43 Study Smart Workshops 2 Options: Face to face Online Topics:
Memory systems Test-taking Time Management And more, schedule on website

44 Outcomes: Student Reports
Spring 2011 78% reported at least 1 grade level gain 33% reported moving from failing to passing Begin/End Grade Number of Students A - A 48 B - A 31 C - A 16 C - B 71 D - A 14 D - B 33 D - C 15 F - A 4 F - B 11 F - C N = 247 We got our student assessment data early in July, please help promote our services and encourage your new students not to be ashamed to get help! We have almost 100 tutors and they love it when they are busy helping students!

45 Learning Support Courses
REA 2604 Strategic Learning REA 2105 Critical Reading & Writing Credit/Half Semester Credits/Full Semester

46 Welcome to USF! Remember . . . Just ASK!

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