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Ken Burhanna Mary Lee Jensen Barbara Schloman Mixing It Up: Using a Blend of Projects to Create a College Transition Program Ken Burhanna Mary Lee Jensen Barbara Schloman ALAO 2006 Akron, OH
Indicate your library’s involvement with high school outreach Our library doesn’t currently do this, but I am interested in learning more. Our library has occasional high school visits, but no “formal” program. Our library has a “formal” program in place for high school outreach.
Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) Kent State federally funded project to: Foster collaboration among K-12 teachers and library media specialists Advance information literacy in the K-12 curriculum Partners: College of Education, School of Library & Information Science, and University Libraries
Informed Transitions Important questions: 1. Do students have an assignment? 2. Any other specific objectives? 3. What is the size of the group? 4. Will students need borrowing privileges?
Informed Transitions Early Results: Over 700 high school students have visited Students representing 17 different high schools Positive librarian & teacher feedback Positive student feedback
Informed Transitions High school seniors or college freshmen?
Transitioning to College -- T2C www.transitioning2college.org
T2C – The beginning Used Pathways to Academic Libraries videos at Bowling Green State University as model for project. Videos and web site developed with input from Ohio academic librarians and school library media specialists (LSTA grant). Designed to be used by high school juniors and seniors and first year college students.
T2C – Five 3-5 minute videos Welcome to Academic Libraries Talking to Databases Tips for Research Success Getting Help When you Need It College: What to Expect
TRAILS: Objectives Standards-based Both class and individual outcomes Privacy assured Web availability with no cost Easy to administer
TRAILS: Development Based on 9 th grade Ohio Academic Content Standards and AASL Information Power standards and indicators for 9 th -12 th grade Core competencies classified into 5 information literacy categories Items written and tested with assistance of school librarians
TRAILS: Steps to Using Create an account; verify request Sign in and go to My Account Options Create a session Administer to the students Close the session View reports
TRAILS: Available Assessments A pre- and post- test assessment for: General: 30 items; covers all 5 categories By Category: 10 items Develop topic Identify potential sources Develop, use, and revise search strategies Evaluate sources and information Recognize how to use information responsibly, ethically, and legally
TRAILS: Possible Use for Academic Librarians Use with incoming freshmen as an immediate measure of competency levels Introduce to pre-service teacher education classes Use 10-item category assessment as quick diagnostic prior to instructional session
Blending Our Projects With Yours Recommend resources on the Transitioning to College (T2C) web site to high school groups who can’t schedule/afford visits. Have students do some of the exercises on T2C site (for example, develop a search strategy or an LC tutorial) prior to visiting your library.
Blending Projects (contd.) Use the Welcome to Academic Libraries video as an introductory piece with visiting groups. Then mention how your library is different or the same. Have teachers/librarians administer TRAILS as a pre- and post-test in association with the students’ library visit.
Blending Projects (contd.) Use Informed Transitions, TRAILS or T2C as conversation starters with your local high school community.
Action Points for Getting Started Identify programs on your campus that target high school students and make a connection. Reach out to local school library media specialists to assess their needs.
Action Points: continued Identify your top feeder high schools. Consider developing a program whereby local high school classes can visit your library.
Action Points: continued Develop a one-page handout about college information literacy expectations for new students that you can share with teachers and librarians. Consider offering borrowing privileges to local high school students.
Action Points: continued Investigate the K-12 educational terrain by learning about the organizations supporting SLMS in Ohio and nationally: AASL, OELMA, INFOhio, regional and county library groups. Finally, consider your first-year students in light of what you’ve learned about high school to college transitions.
Questions? Presentation available at: www.library.kent.edu/alao2006