2007 Current Topics Discussions

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Don't miss the EBSS current topics discussion groups at midwinter.

1. Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Best practices in collection development, instruction, and reference

lead by the Psychology/Psyciatry Committee - Bruce Stoffel and Sally Neal

Saturday, January 2007
1:30 - 2:25 pm
Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom D

Notes from the discussion

2. Using New Media in Information Literacy Instruction

lead by Amanda Hornby and Leslie Bussert

Saturday, January 2007
1:30 - 2:25 pm
Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom D

Join Humanities Librarian Leslie Bussert and Media & Technology Studies Librarian Amanda Hornby for a discussion about new media in higher education, and its application in current information literacy instruction. The influence of new media on students' lives is evidenced in everything from changing learning styles, the popularity of social networking websites like Facebook and Second Life, and the broader social changes produced by increased access to technology. How can new media invigorate or pose challenges to the student experience? In what ways will the academic library be transformed by new media? The discussion will explore these questions and more. We will also share and discuss examples of how faculty have incorporated new media into their teaching and assignments.

Handout from the discussion

3. Subject-Specialty Information Literacy Standards

Saturday, January 2007
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom D

More information ...

  1. Subject Standards for Psychology (Psyc/Psyc Committee)
  2. Subject Standards for Education (Instruction for Educators Committee)
  3. Subject Standards for Communications (Communication Studies Committee)
  4. Subject Standards for Social Work (Social Work/Social Welfare Committee)