Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Recent articles: nursing; IL job ads; credit class; paper activity

Selected from journals of 3 ACRL chapters:
Sproles, C. and Detmering, R. (2016). Working Information Literacy: The Instruction Librarian Specialty in Job Advertisements, 1973-2013. Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 3(4), 10-32. http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/article/view/118 A snippet from the end of the article "In the past 40 years, the concept of information literacy transformed from new concept to an accepted tenant of librarianship. As the concept of information literacy blossomed throughout the years, so did the number of job ads, the amount of requirements for the positions, and the percentage of ads that requested teaching-related requirements (Table 8). This trend demonstrates the application of theory to practice and the growing demand for librarians as teachers."

Deal, E. (2016). Teaching Information Literacy and Library Skills to Online Nursing Students: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 3(4), 33-54. http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/article/view/116

Frank, E. and MacDonald, A. (2016). Eyes Toward the Future: Framing For-credit Information Literacy Instruction. Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL, 4(4)[sic: I think it should actually be volume 4 issue 1, as the one before is volume 3 issue 4],9-22. http://journal.acrlla.org/index.php/codex/article/view/124

McIllece, E. (2016). Build-a-Paper: Old tools With a New Twist. Nebraska Libraries, 4(4), 20-22. "The build-a-paper activity provides a hands-on method for students to learn about using sources in an academic paper." http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/neblib/17/ (the pdf of the whole issue)

Miller, M. and Neyer, L. (2016). Mapping Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcomes in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: A Case Study in Librarian-Faculty Collaboration. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 4(1), 22-34. http://palrap.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/palrap/article/view/121 From the abstract"A syllabi study was conducted by the health science librarian and nursing faculty members in a baccalaureate nursing program to map information literacy and communication learning outcomes. Nursing course syllabi and assignments were examined for particular evidence of information literacy and communication learning outcomes in relationship to three sets of standards from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Association of College & Research Libraries, and the rubrics of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. ... The resulting analysis led to a change in the librarian’s practices with greater involvement with the nursing department."
Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield Botanic Gardens, November 2016

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