Oregon IL Summit 2011

Registration ended April 21. For late registration, please contact Uta by email at Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu.

The 2011 Oregon Information Literacy Summit
Friday, April 29th at the PCC – Sylvania campus, Campus Center Building. See campus map. Parking permits can be purchased for $3 at lot vending machines. More parking info.

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8:00 Check-in & Morning Refreshments, Campus Center Building, Cedar Room

9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:30 OWEAC Update

The Summit will open with a welcome from our PCC hosts, and an update from OWEAC Chair, Nancy Knowles.

9:45 Embedded IL at OSU

The morning will also include a report from OSU where librarians and writing faculty have enjoyed a close, productive collaborative relationship since 2001.  Working together, they have created an information literacy curriculum required in all sections of the required first-year composition course (WR 121).  Despite this close partnership at the curriculum-development level, implementation was still uneven.  At the 2010 IL Summit, writing GTA Jaime Zinck reported on some of the challenges faced by writing GTA’s at OSU as they tried to integrate IL into their daily classroom activities.  Building from this work, the Writing Program at OSU created an information literacy liaison GTA position.  Two librarians worked with the first GTA in that position, Jaime Zinck, to embed a new set of IL learning activities into the writing classroom.  We also worked intentionally to build trust between the teaching librarians and classroom instructors who would share responsibility for student learning in this area. Hannah Rempel and Anne-Marie Deitering.

10:00 Break

10:15-12:15 Concurrent Working Groups

Following the morning welcome and report, The Summit will host 4 topical working groups:

1. The Next Gen One-Shot: Information Literacy in the Disciplines

The work-group will kick off with live and video presentations by librarians and faculty highlighting the benefits and challenges of information literacy instruction in disciplines (outside of writing/composition courses).  Participants will then break into groups to discuss the opportunities and barriers presented by one-shot, discipline-based  library instruction.  Finally, the group will come together to explore the possibilities for identifying best practices in the design of discipline-specific one-shot information literacy instruction programs.  A culmination of the morning’s findings will be presented in the afternoon. Facilitated by Robert Monge and Kate Rubick.

Supporting resources including faculty interviews, work group report and more.

2. Taking Credit–Building a “For Credit” Information Literacy Course

This work-group will present the process used by two Oregon community colleges and Eastern Oregon University to successfully implement Lib 127 and Lib 100 teaching information literacy on a “for credit” basis.  Relative effectiveness of credit courses (compared to in-class sessions), pilot courses, assessment, committee approval process, department workload, participating in faculty and instructional culture, sample syllabi and online instruction will be discussed.  Participants will then break into groups to plan strategies for introducing credit IL to their institutions.  Participants will gain temporary access to current credit IL courses.  A culmination of the morning’s findings will be presented in the afternoon. Facilitated by Cat Finney (Central Oregon Community College) and  Sally Mielke and Sarah Ralston, Eastern Oregon University.  Supportive Materials for Session

3. IL in the Desert: Information Literacy instruction without a Librarian

In this workgroup participants will learn activities, assignments, and techniques for teaching IL outcomes without (or with limited access to) a librarian.  Participants will discuss providing instruction in traditional, online, and hybrid environments. A culmination of the morning’s findings will be presented in the afternoon. Facilitated by Theresa Yancey and Jaime Zinck.

4. Assessment of IL in the Writing Sequence

This workgroup will talk about assessing IL outcomes in the AAOT writing sequence. We will discuss how schools are establishing program level assessment practices and infrastructure that are shared by more than one department, and various approaches for meeting the needs of new accreditation standards and unit plans in individual institutions. A culmination of the morning’s findings will be presented in the afternoon. Facilitated by Eva Payne, Dorothy Moore, Siskanna Naynaha, Stefanie Buck, and Michele Burke.

12:15 Lunch and Optional Presentation

Registration includes breakfast snacks and a buffet style lunch with vegetarian options.
You will also have the opportunity to attend a lunch presentation with Nicholas Schiller and Linda Frederikson from WSU Vancouver.

Webinar-Based Library Instruction: Reaching out for information literacy instruction

In the Fall of 2010 WSU Vancouver librarians received funding from an institutional mini-grant to provide library instruction to a distance education cohort of education doctoral students using the Elluminate webinar platform.  In order to do this successfully, we needed a platform that allowed us to conduct class in which all the students met together at the same time, that connected a geographically dispersed group of students, and that required only a computer and a broadband internet connection to participate. The Elluminate webinar platform met these conditions and provided a rich learning environment for our students. We found that Elluminate is a robust platform for synchronous instruction in a distance education setting that required a minimum of technological infrastructure.

In this informal lunchtime presentation we will report on our project and share what we learned about successful library instruction using webinars. We will discuss the background problems we were trying to solve, our approach to teaching with Elluminate, and we’ll share the relative successes and failures of our project, where we are going from here, and share some helpful tips on preparing students to learn in an Elluminate environment.

1:15 “Next Gen One-Shot” report out

1:45 “IL in the Desert” report out

2:15 “Taking Credit” report out

2:45 “Assessment of IL” report out

3:15 Closing Remarks & Summit Evaluation

4:15 After Summit Celebration at Lucky Lab Public House

Join us for some fun at the Lucky Lab Public House on 7675 Southwest Capital Highway.

See Google Map for directions from Sylvania Campus

Past Oregon Information Literacy Summits:

2010 Oregon Information Literacy Summit

2008 Oregon Information Literacy Summit

2007 Oregon Information Literacy Summit

2006 Oregon Information Literacy Summit