Re-imagining Self-Directed Programming
Poster developed by: Melanie Parlette-Stewart and Lindsey Robinson; University of Guelph
The redesign of Self-Directed Programming at the University of Guelph Library has led to the creation of workshops that target digital literacy skill development and digital citizenship. Through these workshops we combine digital literacy skills and tool utilization to allow students to successfully manage and create opportunities for themselves as digital citizens. Workshop content is created for both Face-to-Face and online, allowing for a blended experience. A sample of workshop topics include infographics, Google Scholar, Zotero and digital identity management.
Poster developed by: Karine Fournier; University of Ottawa
Information literacy is part of the undergraduate Nutrition program at the University of Ottawa since its creation 7 years ago, but has it been fully integrated? Is there any redundancy in its delivery? What is the impact of library sessions on students’ learning outcomes? This poster will show how mapping information literacy throughout the curriculum can help answer these questions, along with identifying gaps in the students’ information literacy skills in order to improve them.
Poster developed by: Simone O’Byrne; Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and Peter Duerr; York University
Over a million pages of Ontario Government Documents have been digitized over the past several years courtesy of the Ontario Digitization Initiative (ODI) . The full text of these documents are publicly and permanently hosted at the University of Toronto’s Internet Archive. In order to establish a snapshot inventory of past, present and future efforts, a 32 question survey was circulated among 77 institutions. Data from the 22 responses was collated and presented at the 2013 OCUL Summit. This poster will showcase the major themes of our findings.
Poster developed by: Jill Bedford and Rodney Howland; McMaster University
Launched in 2009, MAC’s Blended Services Model demanded more complex skills from Library Assistants at main service points. This led to the development of a library training committee composed of a blended services staff member from each library and a librarian. This group developed and implemented a participatory training plan for ongoing staff support. The poster will showcase a unique combination of training strategies and diverse activities that led to the successful implementation of this initiative. Two years later, results from surveys and feedback show the model works.
Poster developed by: Lisa Gayhart, and Bilal Khalid; University of Toronto Libraries
With a wide variety of library patrons, an increase in mobile usage, and a growing segment of users with varying levels of abilities, a library catalogue has to be many things to many people. This poster examines University of Toronto Libraries’ development of a new responsive and accessible library catalogue, focusing on overcoming challenges such as: improving search functionality and performance; designing an intuitive interface, optimized for various screen sizes; and soliciting and incorporating user feedback. Speak with members of the development team and learn more about this innovative project.
Poster developed by: Judith Logan; University of Toronto
Field experiences are often cited as one of the best ways for LIS students to improve their chances of getting a job post-graduation. Anecdotal evidence corroborates this, but there is very little hard evidence. This poster will report preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study that is attempting to measure the impact of field experiences–in all their various forms–on career success.
Poster developed by: Kristen Caschera; London Public Library
Appy Hour is a pilot project, designed to showcase the library’s reference and reader’s advisory services surrounding e-books, electronic collections and other resources. Patrons bring their phones, tablets and other devices into the Library and get help with a variety of questions: How do I download an e-book? Can you recommend an app? Why am I getting this error message? In addition to allowing for more intensive one-on-one help, Appy Hour also serves as a good way to train other staff on this type of reference service.
Poster developed by: Jennifer Borkowski; The Hospital for Sick Children and Kathy Anderson; Toronto District School Board
The Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto District School Board have a unique partnership in the mandate to promote literacy in an acute care setting. This poster will highlight the education program, book lending Children’s Library, mobile library service and edutainment activities that promote literacy in developing minds. Other hospital programs include promoting reading to babies, story times and reading clubs in collaboration with the Therapeutic Clown Program, Child Life Specialists and multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Scarborough Students Explore Ancient Oral Epic
Poster developed by: Brenda Beck; The Sophia Hilton Foundation, and Parthi Kandavel; Sathya Sai School of Toronto
In the spring of 2013 a sixth grade homeroom teacher showed his Scarborough students 26 freshly animated episodes of an ancient Indian oral epic. These videos tell a story of confrontation between farmers and native hunters as land is cleared and pioneer farms take hold. Though unwelcome initially, the farmers gradually become assimilated and gain social recognition. The kids were able to apply story examples of bullying, self-confidence and more…to other aspects of their lives. Photos, teacher notes, exercises, an ipad story version, videos and graphic novels will be displayed.