Double Trouble: Two Innovative Approaches to Information Literacy Instruction
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Setting Healthy “Digital Boundaries”: Instruction Aimed at the Reflective Use of Technology by College Students
Description: Research has shown college students are susceptible to burnout as a result of too much digital technology use and that higher digital technology usage is correlated with lower GPA. Librarians can play a pivotal role in teaching students how to periodically “unplug” from the digital world in order to improve their academic performance. This portion of the webinar will highlight the development of a “digital wellness” program within one academic library’s existing framework of educational offerings (i.e., stand-alone graduate workshops on the topic, a module for undergraduate information literacy courses).
About the Presenter: Amber Loos, MLIS, MPH is currently Assessment and User Experience Librarian and Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Loos’ research interests include digital wellness and user experience research in academic libraries.
Bring Your Brains: Information Literacy & Zombies in the Library!
Description: Two heads are often better than one. In this section of the webinar, we’ll discuss how we put our brains together to reanimate Brenau University’s First Year Experience by incorporating information literacy as an essential component. We worked to engage core First Year Experience faculty, crafted learning outcomes, and developed a Zombies in the Library Game to engage student learners through gamification. After this webinar you’ll be able to build learning outcomes into your own gamified instruction and you’ll have access to a curated LibGuide filled with tips for running the game and marketing examples. Join us as we discuss our successes, challenges, and creative process.
About the Presenters: Kimberly Boyd is the Head of Research & Instruction at Brenau University’s Trustee Library. She is active in the Georgia Library Association serving as a member of the Carterette Series Webinar planning team and as an ex-officio member of GLA’s Executive Board. You can often find her thinking of ways to engage students, promote information literacy and instruction, and justify the purchase of NERF guns in the library budget.
Amanda Roper is the Resource Sharing and Library Communications Specialist at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She is currently an MLIS student at Valdosta State University and is focusing her studies on critical information literary instruction, student engagement, and library marketing. An active member of the Georgia Library Association, Amanda is chair of the Paraprofessional Division and a member of the Marketing and Branding committee. Catch her on Twitter at @figthistlebooks.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: goo.gl/ehjdCd
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: