Information Literacy Stipends 2005-2006

Dean Charles Kratz announced the names of the recipients of the six Information Literacy Stipends granted by the Weinberg Memorial Library to help faculty integrate student learning outcomes on information literacy in their courses. This is the second year that the Weinberg Memorial Library has awarded these stipends.

Marketing 361: Marketing Research

The project will formalize a component of the marketing research class for junior marketing majors at KSOM, bridging stated programmatic objectives mandated by AACSB (accrediting body for business programs at KSOM) and information literacy standards mandated by the Middle States accreditation standards. The general activities related to this project have been covered by the faculty pair (Chattopadhyay and Moylan) in the past through a presentation by Prof. Moylan in Prof. Chattopadhyay’s classes with small assigned exercises.  The present project is to create a companion teaching-assessment module that will be linked to specific curriculum and program level outcomes.  Dr. Satya Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor.  Consulting Librarian, Mary Elizabeth Moylan. Click here to read the final report.

History 140: The Craft of the Historian

Students in History 140, The craft of the Historian, taught by Dr. Roy Domenico, will learn to evaluate authoritative web resources using designated criteria provided by library instruction.  This instruction will help the students make the distinction between primary, secondary, and tertiary resources for research in history and the final outcome will be for the students to be able to correctly format resources for a bibliography that contains electronic resources and journals.  Dr. Roy Domenico, Professor. Consulting Librarian, Clara Hudson. Click here to read the final report.

HRA 502: Human Resources Management

This is a survey course of the human resources functions utilized within an organization and their implications for line and staff personnel. It is intended to provide the graduate student with: (a) an overview of the human resources function in organizational settings, (b) an introduction to campus information systems available, and (c) an introduction to current research resources available for success in the program. The course will draw upon both current HR practices and relevant research. The aim of incorporating information literacy into this course is to create an environment that strengthens the self-efficacy level of the adult learner returning to school and for future success as an HR practioner. Terri Freeman Smith, Instructor, Consulting Librarian, Clara Hudson. Click here to read the final report.

Physics 101: The Solar System

Students in Physics 101, the Solar System will be responsible for preparing a research paper on a specific astronomical (only Solar System related)  topic.  Each student will be responsible for a thorough review of the assigned topic thus they will have a chance to practice information literacy skills as they (a) define the need for "further research" (b) design a search strategy (c) isolate in an effective way the information needed (d) assess search results through scholarly papers and books, and (e) develop a final report regarding the conclusions of the search. Dr. Argyrios Varonides, Professor, Consulting Librarian, Katie S. Duke. Click here to read the final report

Soc110: Intro to Sociology

Dr. Wolfer plans to implement information literacy in the class Introduction to Sociology by developing a self-administered tutorial specific to various area of sociology. This literacy will benefit sociology majors as well as other social science majors; and, the skills learned in this course could be later applied to more rigorous upper level sociology courses. Dr. Loreen Wolfer, Associate Professor. Consulting Librarian, Clara Hudson. Click here to read the final report.

Spanish 312: Spanish Composition

All the Students in the Spanish 312 Composition classes will complete a series of exercises/activities designed to teach them the necessary information literacy skills for completion of a research paper in Spanish. Students will have a choice of doing their paper on artists, early indigenous groups or revolutionary historical figures. As students perform these activities/exercises they will simultaneously be doing the research need to complete their own papers. Students will be registered for where there will be submitting their draft paper for evaluation. Faculty include Dr. Sergio Ramírez-Franco, Fulbright Teaching Assistant Germán Zárate Sández, and Dr. Linda Ledford-Miller, Chair Foreign Languages, Consulting Librarian, Kevin Norris Click here to read the final report

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