Please join us, Thursday April 21st, 2-3 PM EST (1-2PM CST) for the monthly
discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy Chat sub-committee!
This month, Sarah Hood (Head Research & Instruction Librarian, J. Drake Edens
Library- Columbia College) will lead our discussion: “A Textual Analysis of
Course Syllabi for Library- and Research-Related Terminology: A Quantitative
Approach to Faculty Outreach”
If the eyes are a window to the soul, then the syllabus is a window to the
faculty’s mind-map of their course. Come join us as we engage in a discussion
of one librarian’s journey into the world of course syllabi at a small,
private, liberal arts institution. Using simple and inexpensive online tools,
Sarah Hood will explain how she was able to glean valuable information as part
of an ongoing effort to collaborate with faculty on her campus to provide the
highest quality information literacy instruction.
To add fuel for our discussion we recommend you check out this resources
before the chat:
Smith, C., Doversberger, L., Jones, S., Ladwig, P., Parker, J., &
Pietraszewski, B. (2012). Using Course Syllabi to Uncover Opportunities for
Curriculum-Integrated Instruction. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(3),
263 – 271. https://curate.nd.edu/downloads/und:6q182j64q3m
As an advocate of information literacy, what are various ways that you and
your staff are establishing collaborative relationships with your campus
faculty, specifically in regards to library instruction?
Columbia College is a very small institution. It is entirely possible, likely
even, that the way in which I went about this study is not feasible at your
institution. In what way then might you revise this methodology to better fit
your situational circumstances?
If you could tell faculty anything you wanted to about the construction of
their course syllabi, what would it be?
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