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Special Interest Group Archive: Info Lit Instruction 09/22/2021

These are the notes from meetings dating back to 2015.

September 22, 2021

The Information Literacy Instruction SIG was held on September 22, 2021 via Zoom. It was facilitated by Nancy Murillo of SUNY Orange.


The students are so creative, and you would never know that about them when they're working remotely. Showcasing who the students are lets them express themselves. The creation of information is related to information literacy. 


    Potential topics for discussion: Learning outcomes and instruction for first year college students and/or high school seniors

    Preparing college grads to use public libraries

    I'm also on call for the ref desk at the moment, sorry!

    We meet with all of our first-years (41 workshop sections) over four days during their first week here! It is nutty, but great.

    Due to our creative scheduling we'll have 131 cadets in some sections of the class :scream emoji:

    You won't be able to see the videos because they are IP restricted, but you may get the gist:

    This is an example of one of the pallets the students created during our sessions.

    I've used it for Bingo

    but not a scavenger hunt

    I've heard about that in other webinars, but I don't know if we have enough librarians right now to try something like that. I guess our embedded librarian program is, sort of, like that.

    We were worried about that too but in reality, the number of students that “use” the personal librarians hasn’t been burdensome and it’s been a great avenue for campus outreach/raising the profile of the library.

    We also use mail merge to send what appear to be "individual" emails so they think/assume we emailed each of them directly. It's really sweet when they respond!

    What are your SLOs for FY students?


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