Presentation Title

Beyond Books: Emboldening Student Research Skills with Penn’s Library Lounge

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Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

The Library Lounge is a blended learning initiative that supports student research skills at the University of Pennsylvania. As an ecology of digital and analog as well as synchronous and asynchronous tools, Library Lounge is incorporated into research intensive courses and includes: direct librarian involvement, custom videos focused on research skills, and adaptive tools for student self-assessment. Penn librarians and digital technologists will present on this joint initiative, share custom-created videos, demo an adaptive learning self-assessment tool, and reflect on student feedback and best practices gleaned from the last four years of this project.

Start Date

5-23-2018 3:20 PM

Description

Library Lounge is an LMS-integrated library instructional service that prepares students to excel as researchers by centering digital literacy, blended learning practices, and cross-institution and cross-discipline collaboration. As a digital ecology, it includes synchronous and asynchronous interaction between students and a subject librarian; it utilizes a multimodal approach to assessing student needs and delivering content by offering custom video and multimedia, subject-specific LibGuides, course site integration in Canvas, and adaptive self-assessment tools. Library Lounge puts library instruction in the critical path of students and expands the ways librarians can help students make strategic decisions about selecting, evaluating, citing, and producing published works. Initially conceived as a way to bolster the library skills of online students, Library Lounge is now implemented at the course-level in a wide variety of on-campus and online research-intensive classes including those within Nursing, Classical Studies, Education, English, East Asian Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

This 20-minute presentation will focus on the Library Lounge model and its replicability at other institutions. We will discuss ways to assess faculty and student needs and align content with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) framework. We will also share our processes for: video design and creation, managing assets, and ensuring accessibility behind the scenes. After exploring the importance of incorporating effective pedagogical and design practices from online education, our presentation will end with a discussion about soliciting student feedback and using student data for improvement. Participants will leave with actionable steps to develop similar digital library tools at their own institution.

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Many Library Lounge videos are publically available on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/LibraryLoungePlaylist

See the Library Lounge’s website here: http://commons.library.upenn.edu/library-lounge

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May 23rd, 3:20 PM

Beyond Books: Emboldening Student Research Skills with Penn’s Library Lounge

The Library Lounge is a blended learning initiative that supports student research skills at the University of Pennsylvania. As an ecology of digital and analog as well as synchronous and asynchronous tools, Library Lounge is incorporated into research intensive courses and includes: direct librarian involvement, custom videos focused on research skills, and adaptive tools for student self-assessment. Penn librarians and digital technologists will present on this joint initiative, share custom-created videos, demo an adaptive learning self-assessment tool, and reflect on student feedback and best practices gleaned from the last four years of this project.