Start Date

24-7-2014 3:15 AM

End Date

24-7-2014 3:35 AM

Subjects

Zotero, Information literacy -- Study and teaching, Bibliographical citations -- Computer programs, Academic libraries -- Education -- Curricula

Description

Purpose – This paper aims to describe a new application of Zotero, a citation management system, for embedded librarianship and assessment. It explores student reception of this approach and maps Zotero’s capacities to represent citations to learning outcomes and information literacy frames that instruction librarians assess.

Design/methodology/approach – The librarian worked with a course using Zotero group libraries for collaborative work, used Zotero to communicate with students and assess their information literacy skills and surveyed the students to determine their perception of librarian participation via Zotero.

Findings – Using Zotero’s features made it possible to formatively and summatively assess student work quickly, and students were receptive to librarian participation via Zotero.

Practical implications – This suggests that librarians facing difficulty embedding in online courses or those seeking to assess student work may wish to explore Zotero as a sustainable solution to both challenges.

Originality/value – This paper posits a solution to common challenges for online embedded librarianship and suggests a new technique for assessing student information literacy in a context that supports information literacy.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14491.

Notes

This is the authors' accepted version of an article that was subsequently published in Reference Services Review, Volume 43 Issue 1 by Emerald Group Publishing. The version of record may be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RSR-08-2014-0034.

This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14507

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Jul 24th, 3:15 AM Jul 24th, 3:35 AM

More than a Citation Manager: Zotero for Scalable Embedded Librarianship and Instructional Assessment

Purpose – This paper aims to describe a new application of Zotero, a citation management system, for embedded librarianship and assessment. It explores student reception of this approach and maps Zotero’s capacities to represent citations to learning outcomes and information literacy frames that instruction librarians assess.

Design/methodology/approach – The librarian worked with a course using Zotero group libraries for collaborative work, used Zotero to communicate with students and assess their information literacy skills and surveyed the students to determine their perception of librarian participation via Zotero.

Findings – Using Zotero’s features made it possible to formatively and summatively assess student work quickly, and students were receptive to librarian participation via Zotero.

Practical implications – This suggests that librarians facing difficulty embedding in online courses or those seeking to assess student work may wish to explore Zotero as a sustainable solution to both challenges.

Originality/value – This paper posits a solution to common challenges for online embedded librarianship and suggests a new technique for assessing student information literacy in a context that supports information literacy.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14491.