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Welcome to J. A Jones Library

Course Reserves

Place items on reserve to increase student access:

  • Desk copies of textbooks to avoid the "I don't have the textbook" blues (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)
  • Library Materials to make sure that anyone in the class has access to our one copy of an item
  • Materials for projects or presentations (markers, poster board, art supplies)
  • DVDs or other physical media
  • Contact Melodie Farnham for more information and fill out the form linked below.

We make office calls!

Invite your favorite librarian - or educational technologist - to meet with you in the comfort of your own office. Or, if you prefer, we can work together in a classroom, at the library's learning bar, or at the coffee shop.

Possible topics:

  • How to most effectively use our new single search of all library resources;
  • How to use your favorite database easier/faster/more conveniently;
  • How to get materials you need purchased and available in the library;
  • How to automate keeping up-to-date on new publications in your field;
  • How to add articles, videos, or any other library content to Sakai;
  • How to incorporate information fluency objectives into your course;
  • How to use the new hub classrooms and use gee-whiz technology to meet course objectives;
  • How to use Sakai to enhance your students' classroom learning;
  • Any other library or educational technology topic you can think of!

Information Fluency

You know that we meet with every FYE class, but librarians can do much more than basic introductions to library resources. We are teaching partners to help meet information-related learning objectives in and out of the classroom.

Collaborate with a librarian to:

  • Develop or refine information-related learning objectives, course assignments, and assessment;
  • Schedule single or multiple sessions of in-class library instruction or out-of-class workshops to improve student outcomes on projects/papers;
  • Embed a librarian or library tools and resources in your Sakai site;
  • Obtain handouts, web pages, videos, or other tools for information fluency outcomes;
  • Schedule research consultations with individual students for one-on-one assistance with specific research assignments (especially capstone projects);
  • Find and access appropriate information resources for specific projects;
  • Use discovery tools and/or the library catalog and selected databases;
  • Show students how to evaluate the authority of the information found in the context of information creation and use (peer review, primary sources, etc.);
  • Discuss hot information topics of the moment: protecting your privacy online, "fake" news, etc.;
  • Any topic related to the Framework for Information Literacy below.

Information Literacy Framework

Our Framework:

"Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education", American Library Association, February 9, 2015.
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework (Accessed April 29, 2018)
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