Information Literacy Stipends 2011-2012
Dean Charles Kratz announced that four Information Literacy Stipends were granted by the Weinberg Memorial Library for the 2012 Spring Semester. One full-time and three part-time faculty members will receive grants of $1,000.00 each upon submission of their reports documenting the impact that the information literacy component had on student learning outcomes as identified in their grant proposals.
Librarian Betsey Moylan will partner with Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay to bridge program level outcomes for undergraduate students to programmatic objectives mandated by AACSB, the accrediting body for schools of management, and information literacy standards mandated by the Middle States accreditation standards in Introduction to Marketing (MKT 351).
Mary Jane Hanson will be integrating Information Literacy into Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing (NURS 591). Students in this course will write a persuasive letter to a legislator, write a paper about an alternative health care modality that evaluates its efficacy, and after reviewing the literature about a particular culture will participate in a class discussion that compares and contrasts various cultures. Dr. Hanson will collaborate with Librarian Bonnie Oldham who will demonstrate some of the skills that students will need to learn to research these varied topics. Click here to read the final report.
Students in Nineteenth Century Art (ARTH 221), taught by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Gallery Director and adjunct faculty in the History Department, will work in groups to identify, research, and report on a nineteenth century artist/author. Group projects will be shared with the class as a PowerPoint presentation and detailed annotated bibliography. Librarian Michael Knies will familiarize the class with the transformations that have historically occurred in information technologies, particularly as related to the 19th century, and will broaden students’ awareness of the library’s Special Collections resources. Click here to read the final report.
Mary Troy, adjunct faculty in Counseling and Human Services, will collaborate with Librarian Bonnie Strohl to integrate Information Literacy into Human Service Systems (CHS 112). Students will learn what resources are available, will develop and use a concept web to enhance their research skills, and will learn how to evaluate sources and information critically. Student learning will be assessed through a pre/post-test, and by generating a concept web during the course of their research for a group presentation on a social issue. Click here to read the final report.
Business Foundations for Entrepreneurs (BAUD 362/BAUD 363) are two courses in the new KSOM Entrepreneurship minor. Donna Simpson, KSOM adjunct faculty, will collaborate with Librarian Betsey Moylan. During several visits to the library, Professor Moylan will introduce the students to various resources available for business research, both print and electronic, in order that they can make informed decisions when analyzing the business plan for a fictional company to determine its feasibility. Click here to read the final report.
Four additional Information Literacy Stipends were awarded to three full-time and two part-time faculty members for the 2012 Fall Semester.
Rebecca Haggerty, KSOM adjunct faculty, will collaborate with Librarian George Aulisio to develop critical thinking skills for students in Business Ethics (PHIL 211). This project will cultivate awareness of the ethical and legal implications of research materials and intellectual property rights. Click here to read the final report.
For Development of a Research Project: Measuring Bone Calcium (BIOL 382), Dr. Gary Kwiecinski will work with Librarian Kristen Yarmey to develop students’ proficiency at searching primary scientific literature as the basis for information acquisition and citation. Click here to read the final report.
Maria Montenegro, also KSOM adjunct faculty, will work with Prof. Betsey Moylan to develop students’ research skills to develop marketing plans for a specific industry. Students in her Introduction to Marketing (MKT 351) course will compile journals detailing the success, or lack of success, of their research efforts and will share this information in class.
Dr. Declan Mulhall with collaborate with Librarian Kristen Yarmey to develop students’ ability to discern among types of information, to find reliable sources, and to properly cite these sources in First Year Seminar: Energy and Society (INTD 100). Click here to read the final report.