Presentation on theme: "Larissa Garcia Assistant Professor, University Library & Dr. Charles Tocci Assistant Professor of Secondary Education National Louis University Chicago,"— Presentation transcript:
Larissa Garcia Assistant Professor, University Library & Dr. Charles Tocci Assistant Professor of Secondary Education National Louis University Chicago, IL Collaboration using LibGuides in a Social Studies Methods Class
Outline Overview of Collaboration A Faculty Perspective Education of Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers: Our Collaboration Broader Implications & Suggested Entry Points
Types of Faculty/Librarian Collaboration Department Liaisons/Subject Specialists Library research sessions Consultation on the development of assignments Increased involvement in course goals and course development
Collaboration: The Faculty Perspective Competing Interests & Limited Time Limited Leverage Conservative production of faculty Limited emphasis in accreditation Inflated sense of efficacy Unfamiliarity with Librarians’ Work
A Problem-Driven Endeavor Collaboration with librarian must address identified, persistent, and vexing problems experienced by faculty in interests of high priority. Common focal point Adjusting to the ongoing explosion in production of and access to information.
Problems in the Academic Field Occurring in three facets of academic work Changes in the size and scope of fields Changes in methods and analysis Changes in publication and dissemination Bears directly on teaching that is a curated, educative sequence of activities intended to bring students into a discipline or practice
Problems in Curriculum & Teaching Occur in three phases of teaching Planning & Preparation Classroom Instruction Assignments & Assessments
Pre-Service Social Studies Teacher Education SEC518 – Methods in Secondary Social Studies course How can SS teachers efficiently & effectively learn about unfamiliar topics they will teach? How can SS teachers create resource-rich & immersive learning experiences? How can SS teachers teach relevant, current research and argumentation skills? How can my students do better coursework?
Our Collaboration: Social Studies Methods What does our collaboration entail? Unit Design Project that builds in information literacy requirements Two 90-minute sessions with librarian LibGuide as enduring resource: http://libguides.nl.edu/socialstudiesc urriculumresources http://libguides.nl.edu/socialstudiesc urriculumresources
Observed Results: For Faculty member Qualities of instructional units (compared to non-collaborating course sections) On average, double number of primary source texts used On average, triple number of audio-visual material used Encourages pre-service teachers to partner with librarians Know of 2 who have sought out librarians during student-teaching Carry over into early career?
Observed Results: For Librarians Use of LibGuide Student emails LG usage stats Invited to department meeting More requests for library instruction & LibGuides http://libguides.nl.edu/sec502-504
LibGuide Usage Statistics Social Studies: Curriculum Resources: Guide Hits http://libguides.nl.edu/socialstudiescurriculumresources JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec 20108410391964125830821510 20112131719576522642 Most Popular: Rank out of 73 Published Guides 201028 20112 April 2010: SEC 518 library sessions (Spring Term begins in April, ends in June) Jan/Feb 2011: SEC 518 library sessions* (Winter Term begins in Jan, ends in Mar) April 2011: SEC 518 library sessions*, CIS 480 library sessions (2 sections) *library sessions conducted by Marisa Walstrum, Instructor, Chicago Campus Library
Identify IL-related problem in the discipline Translate information literacy concepts into the language of the discipline & student outcomes Use existing structures/standards to build ties between disciplines and the library Collaboration: Possible Entry Points
Possible Entry Points…continued Share new resources available in the field Build social & collegial relationships with faculty
Taking Stock of Potential Entry Points Take 5 minutes and jot down the potential entry points you can pursue in your college. Problems in Field & Teaching Translating Concepts Existing Structures/Standards New Resources Social & Collegial Relationships
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