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Navigating an Academic Library: Puzzling at Home, Bewildering in a Foreign Country Heidi Benedict Lindsey Gumb Barbara Kenney Roger Williams University.

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1 Navigating an Academic Library: Puzzling at Home, Bewildering in a Foreign Country Heidi Benedict Lindsey Gumb Barbara Kenney Roger Williams University Library

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3 Introduction and Background  Library Orientation Tutorial Assignment  Professor Lee’s request  Our response  Ahah moment !

4 Learning Outcomes  Understand the concept of plagiarism  Accurately cite the information they use  Locate information using library resources  Evaluate information according to a rubric or standards  Synthesize several sources of information to provide evidence in order to answer a research question

5 The Course  Survey  Syllabi  Lesson plans  Research log  Bridges (LMS)

6 Challenges  Expectations set high  Language & Cultural barriers  Syllabus

7 Revised Curriculum  New final project  Same learning outcomes  Visual vs. text-heavy resources  ARTstor  Films on Demand  Credo Reference  PowerPoint

8 Successes  Instructor-Student Relationships  Scaffolded Instruction  “Fun” learning activities  Peer Mentoring and Research Consultations  Visual Resources  Final Projects

9 Comments  “I WOULD LIKE TO THANK WHO CHOSE THIS CLASS FOR STUDENTS AND I WANT ALSO TO THANK ALL THE TEACHERS”  “this is one of the most important class I have ever took because I am a business student and I have to practice how to do presentation in front of native speakers.”  “I think that the class is good because the class let me know some new knowledge by doing the project.”  “Overall, I really like this class, but the presentation was not clear and hard to do.”

10 Plagiarism: Copying or closely imitating the work of another writer, composer, etc., without permission and with the intention of passing the results off as original work Cite: To give credit to an authority outside oneself for information 抄袭抄袭 引文 مرجع األدب ية السرق ة

11 Considerations  Our ignorance  Scholarship  Discrimination

12 Student Feedback  90% thought the instruction would help with their academic work  100% said the class gave them a better understanding of plagiarism  12 students would recommend the class to their friends  All 14 would recommend a librarian’s help  All 14 thought their instructors motivated them to learn  13 thought we explained difficult material clearly  Number of classes:  7 students thought there should be more than 8 classes  2 thought there should be fewer  5 were satisfied with 8

13 Fall 2014  In the works  Need campus buy-in  Same learning outcomes  Same visual resources

14 What We Learned  Personal Connections  Visual resources  It does not take a village  Flexibility

15 Further information  Adam Russell, Ohio University  Barriers to international student success  Acculturation  Discrimination  Social Support  English Language Proficiency*  Learning Communities, Intensive English Program, International Student Union  American Culture 101  Word of the Day  3-Word Weekly Photo Journal

16 Contact us: Thanks…questions?

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