Title

New Paths to Information Literacy: Incorporating Student Assistants into Library Instruction Services

Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

24-7-2014 3:35 PM

End Date

24-7-2014 3:55 PM

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching, Library instruction

Description

In the fall of 2011, following financial difficulty, Notre Dame de Namur University was awarded a $2.9 million grant to support Hispanic and minority students pursuing degrees in STEM fields. The Gellert Library was identified as a key resource in providing information literacy and job training support to improve retention rates and employment opportunities for these students. Our session will focus on the innovative ways we have incorporated STEM student library employees into our library instruction program. Participation in library instruction sessions equips students with information literacy and job skills they need to pursue careers in STEM fields, and allows Librarians to infuse information literacy into the classroom in new ways. We will share methods in which our work with student employees can be adopted by other libraries and our plans to sustain information literacy instruction in STEM departments after the five year grant comes to a close.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14543

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Jul 24th, 3:35 PM Jul 24th, 3:55 PM

New Paths to Information Literacy: Incorporating Student Assistants into Library Instruction Services

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

In the fall of 2011, following financial difficulty, Notre Dame de Namur University was awarded a $2.9 million grant to support Hispanic and minority students pursuing degrees in STEM fields. The Gellert Library was identified as a key resource in providing information literacy and job training support to improve retention rates and employment opportunities for these students. Our session will focus on the innovative ways we have incorporated STEM student library employees into our library instruction program. Participation in library instruction sessions equips students with information literacy and job skills they need to pursue careers in STEM fields, and allows Librarians to infuse information literacy into the classroom in new ways. We will share methods in which our work with student employees can be adopted by other libraries and our plans to sustain information literacy instruction in STEM departments after the five year grant comes to a close.