In the spirit of online communities as a place to share what you've learned from your work and to learn what other professionals have experienced, we'll dedicate this page to sharing materials from presentations and workshops. Want to share your materials with fellow information professionals? E-mail Laura Warren (laura.warren(at)credoreference.com) or log into your Libraries Thriving account and post them on the Discussion Forum. We'll add them here!
Overcoming Issues with Online Resources
Download: Innovations in E-Resources
Facing issues like IT & vendor miscommunication, e-book usage barriers, and integrated search usability problems? Many workshops provide the opportunity for collaboration on action plans to address these and more issues. Download the Innovations in E-Resources handout for a few ideas.
Download: Decreasing Usage Stats
This thread from Lis-E-resources JISC mail collects links that may be of interest to those librarians interested in evidence, impact and metrics related to usage of online resources.
Purchasing, Using, Choosing Online Resources
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Proving Value of Online Resources
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Promoting Online Resources
Download: Credo Reference Workshop Handout
It doesn't have to be all work to be a workshop! One sure way to entertain and engage attendees is to give a "mad ideas" break, where you forget about all of the restrictions, by they budgetary, staffing, or even gravity, and indulge in fantasies such as:
-"Creche/playpen" with books in shopping malls for reluctant partners or keen shoppers
-Read-dating (a twist on speed-dating)
-Virtual Library pets (Tamagochi style with a hunger for facts)
-"Best-dressed chicken (details in the handout, too long to explain here)
And many more! Download the Credo Reference Workshop Handout to learn more.
Working with Faculty to Embed Information Literacy Instruction in the Curriculum
Download: IL for Faculty
Earning buy-in from faculty members who are hesitant to dedicate course time to information literacy instruction can be tricky. Download IL for Faculty, a collection of planning materials for a working session that allows faculty members to see how information literacy skills fit into their already busy semester.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, faculty members will:
1. Recognize the importance of students' attaining information literacy skills in order to assume responsibility for using research assignments to reinforce these skills.
2. Compare and Contrast research assignments in order to appraise whether those incorporating the Big6 research model are effective, both on a course-level and a curriculum-level.
3. Develop a discipline-specific research assignment that requires successful completion of the Big6 research model in order to balance the enforcing of information literacy skills and the acquiring of course-specific knowledge.