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1 GPLLA WPLLA Joint Conference Teaching Across Generations March 24, 2009 Presented by Gayle Lynn-Nelson, JD, MLS Senior Librarian Relations Consultant LexisNexis® Dianne L. Chambers, MLS Librarian Relations Consultant LexisNexis®

2 Agenda  Compare characteristics of generations  Compare and contrast – learning/teaching  Select strategies

3 What is a Generation?  Normally a year span  Strauss & Howe (1991) definitions Shared values and beliefs Certain characteristics  Significant events Sexual revolution Columbine World war II

4 What generations do you work with?  Silent  Baby Boomers  Generation X  Millennials

5 Who am I?  Movies released The Omen The Exorcist  What generation were children of this era? Silent Boomer Gen X Millennial

6 Silent Characteristics  Small generation  GI (previous generation) were role models  Want to humanize the world the GI generation conquered

7 Another Who am I?  Nintendo (video games) symbolizes a trial and error approach to solving problems. Losing is the fastest way to mastering a game because losing represents learning. – Oblinger, p.40 To which generation is this quote referring? Silent Baby Boomers Gen X Millennials

8 Boomer Characteristics  Seen as “new” in every sense  No real sense of generational identity Focus is on the individual  Grade inflation is high Overall SAT scores decreased from ’46- 60’  Standard of living is both better and worse than parents

9 Gen X Characteristics  Smaller than both generation before and after  Sometimes called the modern “Lost” generation  Adult oriented from an early age  Raised in an age where death surrounds  First to seek the work/life balance Mostly in response to Boomer workaholic mentality

10 Millennial Characteristics  Considered very “special”  Optimistic  Conventional  Grade inflation is high – again!  Materialistic  Group oriented

11 Who am I?  This generation shifted from an elder-focused rising adulthood (where they looked to the members of the previous generation as role models) to a youth-focused midlife. -Strauss & Howe, p.281 To which generation is this quote referring? Silent Baby Boomers Gen X Millennials

12 A Word About: Adult Learning Styles

13 “Learning is what most adults will ‘do for a living’ in the 21 st century.” Sydney Joseph Perelman, Writer

14 Characteristics of Adult Learning Styles  Auditory - Remembers what they hear, talks while they write, and remembers names easily.  Visual - Remembers what they see, writes everything down, and are good with faces.  Tactile - Touches things to get a sense of them; remembers what was done, and learns by imitation or practice.

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16 Applying Learning Styles to Each Generation  Silent  Boomer  Gen X  Millennial

17 Gen X Learner  Fiercely self-reliant  Regular/constant feedback  Interpersonal skills a bit lacking  Impatient/cynical  Technologically capable  Adaptable/informal

18 Boomer Learners  Sensitive to criticism  Lots of professional experience  Provide lots of interaction – “talk” time  Use icebreakers and introduction activities

19 Who am I?  “Plagiarism is the most serious of academic misbehaviors, but the pressure to achieve desired outcomes can blur the ethics for the overly ambitious” -Robert DeBard, 2004, p.43

20 Millennial Learners  Group work  Active learning  Multi-task with ease  Technological experts  Goal/achievement oriented  Structure and mentoring  Money and earning potential

21 Activities to try  Domino Effect  Facts in five  Jeopardy

22 Domino Effect  Stack of 20 – 30 domino type cards  Term on one end  Definition on the other

23 Treasury Bill SEC form required when there is a material event. Often used for important press releases. 8-K Response letter issued by the SEC to confirm that no action will be taken against an entity. No Action letter First Tile Played A firm that buys and sells mutual fund shares and other securities from and to the public.

24 Labor & Employment TaxCorporateReal EstateLitigation EERISAExposure Draft 8-KEasementEvidence RRemediesRevenue Procedure Registration Statement Restrictive Covenant Rules of Procedure WWhistleblowerWithholdingWhite Collar Crime Water Rights Witness SSexual Harassment SOP – statement of position SuretySubdivision s Service of Process PPension Benefits PCAOBPIPEPropertyPleadings Facts-in-Five

25 Bridge the Gap Jeopardy Reference Technique s CaselawStatutes Administrative Resources Secondary Sources The 2 national legal encyclopedias covering US Law Opinion, title, docket#, court,date, synopsis, judge Compilation of documents that are produced during the enactment of a law Where proposed & final NJ rules & regs appear first How treatises, monographs & other legal pubs are updated Where you can find legal abbrev. acronyms and citations Indexes to the law, arranging the law by broad subject categories Where to find a federal law by the name that was used when it was a bill These government entities make rules and regs Commentaries that “restate” US common law in specific areas Where to find references to law review and journal articles This is how I update my caselaw The listing of a summary of a case that discusses a particular statutory section Systematic codified arrangement of administrative rules & regs A set of legal materials including primary & secondary authorities published in binders $300 $200 $300 $200 $100

26 Bridge the Gap Jeopardy Reference Techniques CaselawStatutes Administrative Resources Secondary Sources The 2 national legal encyclopedias covering US Law Opinion, title, docket#, court,date, synopsis, judge Compilation of documents that are produced during the enactment of a law Where proposed & final NJ rules & regs appear first How treatises, monographs & other legal pubs are updated Where you can find legal abbrev. acronyms and citations Indexes to the law, arranging the law by broad subject categories Where to find a federal law by the name that was used when it was a bill These government entities make rules and regs Commentaries that “restate” US common law in specific areas Where to find references to law review and journal articles This is how I update my caselaw The listing of a summary of a case that discusses a particular statutory section Systematic codified arrangement of administrative rules & regs A set of legal materials including primary & secondary authorities published in binders $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

27 What works for most?  Professional experiences  Change activities  Tap technological savvy/interest  Assign group roles  Foster a team environment

28 Things to be cautious of  Trying to appeal to all generations  Clashes  Not allowing enough time  Ignoring generational differences  Not asking learners to stretch their comfort zone

29 Thank You!

30 Reference Techniques - $100  The 2 national legal encyclopedias covering US law.  What is CJS and AmJur?

31 Caselaw - $100  Opinion, title, docket#, court, date, synopsis, judge  What are the elements of a case?

32 Statutes - $100  Compilation of documents that are produced during the enactment of a law  What is Legislative History?

33 Administrative Resources - $100  Where proposed & final NJ rules & regulations appear first  What is the NJ Register?

34 Secondary Sources - $100  How treatises, monographs & other legal publications are updated  What are pocket parts, supplements, or releases?

35 Reference Techniques - $200  Where you can find legal abbreviations, acronyms and citations  What is Bieber’s?

36 Caselaw - $200  Indexes to the law, arranging the law by broad subject categories  What is a Digest?

37 Statutes - $200  Where to find a federal law by the name that was used when it was a bill  What is the Popular Name Table?

38 Administrative Resources - $200  These government entities make rules and regulations  What are agencies or departments?

39 Secondary Sources - $200  Commentaries that “restate” US common law in specific areas  What are the Restatements of the Law?

40 Reference Techniques - $300  Where to find references to law review and journal articles  What is Current Law Index and Index to Legal Periodicals?

41 Caselaw - $300  This is how I update my caselaw  What is Shepard’s or Keycite?

42 Statutes - $300  The listing of a summary of a case that discusses a particular statutory section  What is an Annotation?

43 Administrative Resources - $300  Systematic codified arrangement of administrative rules & regs  What is the CFR or the NJ Administrative Code?

44 Secondary Sources - $300  A set of legal materials including primary & secondary authorities published in binders  What are looseleafs or looseleaf services?


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