Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Instructor: Angela Pashia
Dates: August 1-26, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/125-credit-bearing.php

The one-shot is still the most common mode of teaching information literacy, so most library-focused professional development opportunities reasonably focus on that model. However, that leaves librarians who are asked to teach a semester-long information literacy course to seek strategies elsewhere. This class is designed to fill that gap, to translate skills honed in one-shots to a new format.

We will start with the assumption that you have some background in techniques for designing active, engaging exercises, but that you have not been solely responsible for grading student work or managing class dynamics across a full semester. Embedded in the discussions of class planning and classroom management, we will also discuss ways that this format provides opportunities to enact feminist and critical pedagogies. This class will focus on designing a semester-long information literacy course, but it may also provide insight that could be useful in working with other faculty to incorporate information literacy into their courses.

By the end of this course, participants will have:
– Practiced developing and connecting lesson-level learning outcomes and overarching course-level outcomes
– Explored different assignment types in order to determine the most appropriate method of assessment for the course learning outcomes
– Examined the value of rubrics for use in grading
– Compared syllabi in order to discuss elements you may like to include in yours
– Discussed classroom management strategies

This course can be taken as one of the elective courses in our eight-course Certificate in Library Instruction, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/certificate-instruction.php

Angela Pashia is an Assistant Professor and the Instructional Services Outreach Librarian at the University of West Georgia, where she regularly teaches a credit bearing information literacy course. She has a Masters in Information Science & Learning Technologies, with an emphasis in library science, from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. She is currently focusing on practicing critical pedagogies, incorporating social justice issues into “the library course”, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Read an interview with Angela Pashia about this course:
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/news/?p=778

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

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ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services”

Join the ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services,” on July 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 ET. This online discussion will feature six presentations from librarians with new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to create an implementation plan for a cool tool or service in their own libraries.

Registration is limited to 100 total participants.
Event Registration Page-http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2p6xi6ritw/event/registration.html

Registration will close on July 20th or when capacity is reached.
You will receive a registration confirmation with information about connecting to the session once your registration has been submitted and accepted.​

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional

Be More Productive!

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional
with Rita Gavelis

90-minute workshop
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:30 PM Eastern | 1:30 PM Central
12:30 PM Mountain | 11:30 AM Pacific

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Handheld devices are not just convenient for reading email, surfing the Internet, and downloading eBooks, they are also powerful tools for performing research and office tasks. In this workshop, Gavelis will demonstrate how tablets and smartphones can function like a desktop or laptop in the library—from searching publications databases to creating and editing documents. Throughout the workshop, you will be introduced to and will explore popular productivity and office applications for creating, editing, and sharing documents, photos, and information. You will also investigate utilities for managing time, projects, and social media content to optimize your time and effectiveness on the go. Though an iPad will be used for demonstration purposes, the content of the workshop is applicable to Android and Windows devices, as well as the higher-end Nook and Kindle Fire Tablets.

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Easy Patron Surveys

Easy Patron Surveys

Instructor: Jennifer Sweeney
Dates: July 5-31, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/096-patron-surveys.php

Surveys are one of the most useful and least expensive ways to gather information about your patrons! This course will orient participants on basic survey procedures, techniques, tips, and tricks. Topics will include sampling and response rate, question/response design, interpreting results, and ethical questions. The course provides readings, hands-on exercises, example survey questions and response patterns, discussion, and up-to-date online resources. Participants will finish the course prepared to collect and analyze survey data from library users on a number of different topics.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
– Select and reach the most respondents for typical survey topics
– Design relevant questions and useful response categories
– Use a spreadsheet to analyze survey results
– Understand basic ethical principles in survey design and use, such as protecting respondent privacy.

This course is part of our Painless Research Series, which provides an overview of basic research techniques needed by library managers and other staff in different workplace sectors, such as service quality, customer satisfaction, and operational metrics, or in specific tools such as surveys and focus groups. Participants develop skills in formulating typical research questions and strategies, making use of existing studies and data, collecting and analyzing data, and tailoring presentations for different audiences.
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/series-research.php

Dr. Jennifer Sweeney teaches at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, and is a program evaluation consultant for libraries and other public agencies and nonprofits. Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Sweeney developed measurement instruments for K-16 educational interventions for the University of California, Davis School of Education, and provided evaluation services for the California Center for the Book, the California Library Association, and Smith & Lehmann Consulting. Previously, she was library analyst at the UC Davis Library, reference librarian at the American University Library in Washington, DC, and business librarian with Cost Engineering Research, Inc. in Arlington, VA.

Read an interview with Jennifer Sweeney about her series of courses:
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/news/?p=615

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

Observational Assessment Techniques for the One-Shot Instruction Session

Observational Assessment Techniques for the One-Shot Instruction Session

Instructors: Candice Benjes-Small and Eric Ackermann
Dates: July 5-31, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/129-assessment.php

You know what you’re teaching, but are your students learning? In this course, you will learn about observational assessment techniques, which bring together qualitative and quantitative data as well as self-reflection to help you determine whether your one-shot sessions are successful. Observational assessment can be used for formative (how am I doing) as well as summative (how did I do) purposes, and can be employed by a solo librarian looking to evaluate her teaching as well as by larger groups of librarians evaluating a wider information literacy program. It’s flexible, cheap, and actionable- what’s not to love?

– Week 1: What should I assess using observational assessment?
– Week 2: How do I create an effective observational assessment exercise?
– Week 3: How do I analyze the data from the exercise?
– Week 4: What do I do with the data?

This course can be taken as one of the elective courses in our eight-course Certificate in Library Instruction, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/certificate-instruction.php

Candice Benjes-Small is Professor, Head of Information Literacy and Outreach and University Information Literacy Coordinator at Radford University in Radford, VA. As Head of Information Literacy she oversees a team of five instruction librarians who teach 400+ library sessions each academic year. Since 2009, she has also been an instructor of record every semester for two critical thinking courses that are required as part of general education. She has collaborated with Eric Ackerman on numerous instruction assessment projects, culminating in articles in Reference Services Review and Academic Exchange Quarterly, and presentations at ACRL and LOEX.

Eric Ackermann is Associate Professor, Head of Reference Services and Library Assessment at Radford University in Radford, VA. Eric received his BA and MA in History from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and his MSIS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As the assessment librarian he coordinates the library level assessment projects for the university assessment office and for internal use. Since 2005 Eric has administered the LibQUAL+ service quality survey five times and participated in piloting the LibQUAL+ Lite and Triads protocols. He is currently collaborating with his librarian colleagues to create a library-wide culture of assessment, while editing an Assessment in Action casebook for ACRL.

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as long as it is not full). The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy

Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy
Nicole Hennig

5-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, July 5, 2016

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Mobile apps are empowering for people of all ages and abilities. Contrary to the popular idea that apps are only useful for “consumption,” the best apps are being used effectively as tools to enable learning and knowledge creation.

In this eCourse, independent user-experience professional Nicole Hennig will demonstrate how you can incorporate apps as learning tools at your library.