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Event STS chat Oct 19th Following breadcrumbs: teaching students to find primary sources from news articles

by Kristen Cooper on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 02:05 pm

A lesson plan used for biology and earth science classes that has students using clues in news articles shared on social media to original research. This is typically used with seniors, though juniors could probably do it as well (Can do primary/secondary sources with juniors and assign a review of source types as pre-work). It touches a bit on authority is constructed and contextual as we discuss the value of different types of sources, and gets students used to the close reading they would need to do to find information in the articles or posts to trace back to the primary source article of interest.  

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Event STS Chat April 21st - Developing a Scalable Online Scientific Information Literacy Module

by Laksamee Putnam on Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:10 am

Please join us Friday, April 21st, 1-2pm EDT (12-1pm CDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month three librarians from Michigan State University, Sara Miller (Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives), Eric Tans (Environmental Sciences Librarian), and Elizabeth Webster (Information Literacy Librarian), will lead our discussion: “Developing a Scalable Online Scientific Information Literacy Module.”

Discussion Description:

Please join us Friday, April 21st, 1-2pm EDT (12-1pm CDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month three librarians from Michigan State University, Sara Miller (Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives), Eric Tans (Environmental Sciences Librarian), and Elizabeth Webster (Information Literacy Librarian), will lead our discussion: “Developing a Scalable Online Scientific Information Literacy Module.”

Discussion Description:

How can students new to the sciences develop an understanding of scientific information literacy? At Michigan State University, Information Literacy and Science Librarians partnered with the introductory science course lab coordinators to develop an online scientific information literacy module. Designed to be scalable, the module utilizes a flipped classroom approach and introduces students to ideas of authority, the scholarly publishing process, and critical thinking about the media portrayals of science.

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Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and
information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please
send your inquiries to Laksamee Putnam, lputnam@towson.edu

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Event ACRL STS ILC: Science Literacy and Reading Primary Literature in Biology

by Michael Goates on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 09:46 am

Please join us, Wednesday March 15th 1-2pm EDT (12-1pm CDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, Rebecca Ziino Plotke (Research and Instruction Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) will lead our discussion: "Science Literacy and Reading Primary Literature in Biology"

Discussion Description:

Please join us, Wednesday March 15th 1-2pm EDT (12-1pm CDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, Rebecca Ziino Plotke (Research and Instruction Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) will lead our discussion: "Science Literacy and Reading Primary Literature in Biology"

Discussion Description:

This discussion will explore information seeking practices and science literacy components taught in a 1000 level (for majors) Biodiversity class. We will cover the class planning process, faculty partnership, in-class instruction, and the learning outcomes for the course. Overall we will look at how science literacy and information literacy concepts come together to teach students about primary literature.

Recommended readings:

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Event ACRL STS ILC: Using the Scientific Method to teach the Framework

by Laksamee Putnam on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:28 am

Please join us, Wednesday February 15th 1-2pm EST (12-1pm CST) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, Kelly Grossmann (STEM Librarian at Eastern Michigan University) will lead our discussion: "Using the Scientific Method to teach the Framework"

Please join us, Wednesday February 15th 1-2pm EST (12-1pm CST) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, Kelly Grossmann (STEM Librarian at Eastern Michigan University) will lead our discussion: "Using the Scientific Method to teach the Framework"

Discussion Description:
The "Research as Inquiry" Frame is closely similar to another research process--the Scientific Method. Why not make use of this parallel to help teach students about information-based research? In this chat, we will compare the "Research as Inquiry" Frame to the steps of the Scientific Method, explore ideas about how to harness the students' familiarity with the Scientific Method to conduct successful information-based research, and identify the advantages and limitations of this approach.
To add fuel for our discussion we recommend you check out this resources
before the chat:
• Framework http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

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Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please send your inquiries to Laksamee Putnam, lputnam@towson.edu

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Event Resources Sub-Committee Virtual Meeting

by Cherie Turner on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 02:17 pm

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Review the guide (http://iue.libguides.com/STS-informationliteracyresources)
  • Discuss potential projects for this year:
    • Develop a way to review and add content from the feedback form
    • Investigate adding content from the monthly chats
    • Any other ideas from the group
  • Committee member news
  • Adjourn

Event Using the PICO Method in Library Instruction Across STEM Disciplines

by Laksamee Putnam on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 01:23 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, November 16th, 2-3pm ET for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 16th, 2-3pm ET for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. 

 
This month, Stephanie Ritchie (Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park) will lead the discussion: "Using the PICO Method in Library Instruction Across STEM Disciplines"
 
Description:
PICO is understood to support evidence based practice/medicine research, part of the medical and health sciences disciplines. However, very little use of the PICO framework is found outside of these disciplines. The idea to use PICO for research question and search strategy formulation in other disciplines has been explored in the recent past, but did not seem to generate wide use outside of traditional medical and health fields. With the release of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Research as Inquiry frame, the use of PICO for information literacy instruction may again be of interest.

 

Recommended reading:

Welty, E., Hofstetter, S., & Schulte, S. J. (2012). Time to re-evaluate how we teach information literacy. College & Research Libraries News, 73(8), 476–477. http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/8/476.full

Welty, E., & Hofstetter, S. (2011). Spice up Your Library Instruction With a Little PICO! In LOEX Annual Conference. http://www.loexconference.org/2011/program/presentation_files/SpiceUp.ppt

 

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Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and
information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please
send your inquiries to Laksamee Putnam, lputnam@towson.edu
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Event STS Information Literacy Chat Discussion October 19th - "Teaching the framework through free online sources"

by Laksamee Putnam on Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 01:59 pm

Please join us, Wednesday October 19th 2-3pm EST (1-2pm CST) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, John Meier (Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library of The Pennsylvania State University) will lead our discussion:
"Teaching the framework through free online sources"

Please join us, Wednesday October 19th 2-3pm EST (1-2pm CST) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, John Meier (Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library of The Pennsylvania State University) will lead our discussion:
"Teaching the framework through free online sources"

Discussion Description:
In the field of mathematics, scholars are using established (Wikipedia) and new (MathOverflow) websites as often as the general public. Teaching scholarship as a conversation, authority as contextual, and the research inquiry process in modern science is more important than searching techniques. Let's discuss new approaches to library instruction that focus on more than the literature discovery part of the research cycle. You can tailor your approach to the audience, and use small changes to adapt to different
contexts.

To add fuel for our discussion we recommend you check out this resources before the chat:
• Framework http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework 
• Rapid Prototyping approach to instructional design http://crln.acrl.org/content/77/6/283.full

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Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.

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View an archive of previous chats here: http://iue.libguides.com/sts-il-lwchat/stsilchat

Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please send your inquiries to Laksamee Putnam, lputnam@towson.edu

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Event Introductory Meeting

by Laksamee Putnam on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 10:34 am

Introductory Session Agenda:

Introductory Session Agenda:

  1. Volunteer to take minutes - http://bit.ly/29GXH2t
  2. General information about ACRL STS Information Literacy committee
    1. Charge & Roster - http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stsil
    2. Confirm Email address
  3. No in-person meetings during ALA Midwinter or Annual
    1. 3 virtual committee meetings, Introductory (today), Midwinter, Annual
    2. More depending on your sub-committee
  4. Subcommittee work
    1. Chat - http://iue.libguides.com/sts-il-lwchat/stsilchat
      1. i. Framework theme?
    2. Resource guide - http://iue.libguides.com/STS-informationliteracyresources
    3. 15/16 Final Reports –
      1. Resources - http://bit.ly/29V88OS
      2. Chat - http://bit.ly/29OTKKk
    4. Move to new ACRL Libguides?
    5. Join one!
  5. Sharing of News!
  6. Adjourn
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Event ACRL Science Technology Section (STS) Information Literacy committee's ANNUAL Meeting

by Bonnie Fong on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 08:09 pm

The ACRL STS Information Literacy committee will be holding its 2016 (Virtual) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2015, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time.

The ACRL STS Information Literacy committee will be holding its 2016 (Virtual) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2015, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time.

Here is the link to enter the meeting room (on WebEx): https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e530ceafa1eaaf68601b981dc5fece77a

The tentative agenda is below:

Agenda (DRAFT)

1. Welcome & Introductions

2. Changes to the Agenda

3. Announcements

  a) ACRL STS IL committee leadership in 2016-2017

  b) ACRL LibGuides

  c) ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education sandbox coming this Fall –http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/12027?platform=hootsuite

4. Chat sub-committee update

5. Resources sub-committee update

6. End-of-Year Reports

  a)  Chat sub-committee

  b)  Resources sub-committee

  c)  ACRL Plan for Excellence Annual Report (due 7/7)

7. Sharing of committee member news

8. Adjourn

 

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