|An individual will be able to:|
|1. Locate specific information utilizing college library resources in a Library of Congress Subject Heading and Call Number environment (including print reference tools, and computerized catalogs and indices.)|
|2. Access and utilize information resources in locations outside the college library (including other libraries and the World Wide Web.)|
|3. Accurately compose and interpret a bibliographic citation.|
|4. Critically evaluate information in book, periodical, audio-visual, and Internet formats (distinguishing popular press from professional literature and primary from secondary sources, and utilizing information of appropriate timeliness.)|
|5. Identify the core resources (basic reference sources, books, indices, and periodical literature) in the major field of study.|
|To help achieve these five goals, Librarians teach three 50-minute sessions per semester to each section of English 101 (Writing):|
|1. The Research Process.
° Who the Librarians are and what they do
° The Reference Collection and what it contains
° How library materials are organized (Library of Congress Subject Headings & Call Numbers)
° How to find books on the shelves
° The art of browsing
° Locations of collections and services
° How to locate items outside Watson Library
Taught by Jean Bulder.
2. Utilization of Electronic Resources.
° The OPAL catalog (including how to search for items in the Wilmington collection, the 20 OPAL College Libraries, and the 80 OhioLINK academic Libraries)
° Inter-Library Loan requests
° OhioLINK periodical Databases (including Academic Search Premier, Lexis/Nexis, etc.)
Taught by Patti Temple.
3. Evaluation of Resources.
°Critical evaluation of both traditional print and electronic information resources
°Includes a brief overview of the World Wide Web, and evaluation criteria pertinent to it
Taught by Patti Temple (magazines & journals) & Jean Mulhern (Web).
Sessions may be ‘tweaked’ to suit individual needs, and need not necessarily be booked sequentially.
|In addition, Librarians have recently taught 50-minute sessions on research topics specific to the following classes:|
|Education 501: Educational Research
Education 300: Content Area Reading
English 450: Senior Seminar
Health/Physical Education 425: Research in Sports Medicine
History 435: Senior Seminar
Interdisciplinary 425: Seminar: Global Cultures: Russia
Marketing 328: Marketing Research
A recent Assessment Report showed a 100% improvement in the number of students able to accomplish all five information literacy skills following a single, 50-minute session.