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Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools—GROUP RATE (ALA TechSource Workshop)
Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak
Item Number: 1541-8956
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $110.00
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This is a group rate for 3 or more people viewing from a single computer. If you are viewing alone or with one other viewer, please purchase at the individual rate.

A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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ALA TechSource Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best technology decisions for your library. Your registration includes recommended readings to enhance your learning and support focused discussion in chat. This ALA TechSource Workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.
Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools (ALA TechSource Workshop)
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Discovery tools change the way students search your resources. Have you changed the way you teach information literacy?  

Offering the use of a single interface for teaching information literacy, discovery tools free you from the cumbersome necessity of toggling back and forth between multiple screens. Instead you can focus on developing students’ skills with search terms and strategies, simultaneously training them how to use a critical eye while sifting through results. Applicable for teaching one-shot sessions as well as curriculum-embedded instruction, this workshop will show you valuable skills such as:
  • How to teach students the unique qualities of discovery tools
  • How to draw from discovery tool features to engage students in  evaluating sources
  • The basics of integrating discovery with subject specific databases to scaffold instruction for advanced research and upper-level courses
  • Putting discovery tool instruction into practice immediately with a ready-to-use sample lesson plan, provided to all workshop participants 

About the Instructors

Nancy Fawley is the Head of the Library Liaison Program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she is responsible for leading a department of subject liaison librarians in the programs and services they provide to advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement. Fawley received her MLIS from the University of Kentucky. From 2004-2011, she served as Head of User Services and then Interim Library Director at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and most recently served as Head of Gorgas Information Services at The University of Alabama. Her current research is on discovery tool use.

Nikki Krysak is the Head of Instructional Services at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, where she leads planning, development, delivery, and assessment of the overall library education program at Kreitzberg Library. Krysak held a leadership role in the Information Literacy Network for the Middle East Gulf Region, where she assisted in fostering the expansion of information literacy and lifelong learning skills in the Middle East. She played a key role in developing instructional programs at two American universities in the Middle East. She also serves on the ACRL Instruction Section Planning Committee.

The instructors gave a joint presentation on discovery tools and information literacy instruction at LOEX 2012

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