Poster sessions by MLS graduate students will take place on Friday, May 6, 2011
from 1:30-2:00pm and 3:00-3:30pm.
Academic Libraries and Student Retention: Possibilities for Collaboration Nicole Ream-Sotomayor, Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, 58% of students who entered bachelor degree programs during the 2000-2001 school year had completed the degree at the same institution within six years (Condition of Education, 2009). This poster will present statistical information on student retention rates in higher education, an introduction to the theories behind retention initiatives, and documentation on how librarians at a variety of institutions have successfully collaborated with campus departments and administration to develop and be involved in such programs.
Collaboration in the Use of a Content Management Technology to Create Online Instructional Services Elena Vassilieva, Graduate Student, University of North Texas
This poster session will present the results of an exploratory study of the collaborative work of subject librarians using an innovative content management technology in the development of subject-specific instructional materials for the University of North Texas Libraries website and the lessons learned in this process.
Librarian in the Classroom: A Community of Inquiry Initiativecancelled Tonda Bone, Graduate Student, University of North Texas
This study uses the community of inquiry (CoI) online learning model to examine librarian-student interaction "best practices" within a librarian in the classroom (LITC) initiative in online courses. The CoI provides a conceptual framework to guide instructional design that is built upon proven requisites of teaching presence (TP), social presence (SP), and cognitive presence (CP) for a successful educational experience. Accordingly, successful implementation of the TP constructs of design, facilitation, and direct instruction will result in SP and CP. Incorporating pedagogical practices strong in TP thus should enhance a student's educational experience in an online literacy instructional environment.
Library Use of International Students at North Carolina State University Rebecca Caudle, Graduate Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The purpose of this study is to better understand the needs of international students in an academic library setting. The research in the poster will address what library services international students have used, what services they’ve found to be the most helpful and difficult, their perception of librarians, and any expectations they had based on their native library before arriving to the U.S. By examining these characteristics academic librarians will be better equipped to provide library instruction at the point of need for international students.
Librarian's Delight: Rappin' at the UGL Dave Ellenwood and Dominick Spinelli, Graduate Students, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
This poster describes a short hip-hop video designed to introduce first-year undergraduate and international students to library services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The video engages students using a familiar musical style to grab their attention early during the class. Alternative to lecture, it supplements instruction by engaging students, especially those who prefer auditory or visual learning modalities. Moreover, as hip-hop has gained worldwide popularity, particularly amongst marginalized communities, the video helps foster a multicultural classroom environment. The poster outlines the technical production of the video and instructional design so attendees may learn to produce a similar product.
The Race to the Middle: Collaborative Creation of a Research Process Timeline Cynthia Rain and Michael Johnson, Graduate Students, Indiana University Bloomington
Students and library instructors often have a different idea about the research process. Students tend to head straight for the writing of an assignment while library instructions focus on searching databases. Having a quick overview of the research process by creating a timeline of the different parts with the student’s help keeps everyone informed and involved. By using a computer program such as Paint for its creation, students can have a copy of their class timeline sent to them by their instructor so that they can refer to it after the library session is completed.