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CRD Conference Corner

September 13, 2018


pala 2018With PaLA’s annual conference rapidly approaching we here at It’s Academic! want to shed some light on the upcoming conference sessions that CRD is sponsoring. We will be devoting some space to each program over the next five weeks, and if you read something you like make sure to check out the session at the annual conference! We will lead off this series with a session focusing on collaboration across colleges and the support of at-risk first-year students.

Title: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Inter-College Collaboration Using IL Instruction to Support At-Risk First-Year Students

Presenters: Christine Iannicelli, Instructional Technology Librarian, Ursinus College
Diane Skorina, Director of Research, Teaching & Learning Services, Ursinus College
Ronalee Ciocco, Director of Library Services, Washington and Jefferson College Samantha Martin, Research & Collections Librarian, Washington and Jefferson College

Abstract: Librarians from five colleges, funded by an Institute for Museum and Library Services Sparks! Ignition grant, collaborated to develop an information literacy instruction program based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The project was designed to investigate the impact of information literacy instruction on the success and persistence of at-risk first year students. Representatives from the institutions will report on how they collaborated with experts and each other to develop the instructional activities and assessments and build partnerships with faculty. They will also present the research findings and their goals going forward. Presenters will then facilitate discussion around potential collaborative efforts inspired by the Framework.

Sunday, October 14th 2:30pm-3:45pm

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