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Scaffolding activities to support faculty who have revised assignments to incorporate research-based learning.
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This guide supports the work of participants in the Libraries Faculty Institute for Research-Based Learning.



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The Library Instruction Cookbook - edited by Ryan L. Sittler and Douglas Cook
Call Number: Z711.25.C65 L53 2009
Concrete activities and lesson plans that can be incorporated into a library instruction session.

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Teaching Information Literacy: A Conceptual Approach - Christy Gavin
Call Number: UNLV Book Stacks, 5th floor ZA3075 .G38 2008
ISBN: 0810852020

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Information literacy instruction that works : a guide to teaching by discipline and student population - Patrick Ragains
Call Number: UNLV Book Stacks, 5th floor ZA3075 .I537 2006
ISBN: 1555705731
Susie's chapter on government information is especially fab!

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Teaching Information Literacy Skills - Patricia Iannuzzi, Charles T. Mangrum II, Stephen S. Strichart
Call Number: UNLV Book Stacks, 5th floor Z711.2 .I26 1999
ISBN: 0838908543
Duplicatable worksheets - some of these could be scanned and attached in boxes

Library terminology

Using databases

Your liaison librarian can help your students learn to choose the right database or library resource and how to start with a concept and develop effective keywords. Groups of 35 or fewer can schedule a classroom visit, or librarians can visit larger classes to work with students on your particular assignment.

How to reject items

How to reject items from a list of search results - evaluating sources from the citation/abstract - make better choices of which items to pursue

From topic to question

From topic to question - forming a research question, forming a researchable question


Library Assignments from EDU 280

Librarians collaborated with education faculty to create these two assignments for Education 280 Valuing Cultural Diversity in which students write a 6-7 page paper investigating alternative perspectives on why something is occurring with particular attention to cultural perspectives other than their own.  Students must use six sources for this paper, two of which must be from the perspective of the cultural group being analysed. The concept map helps students move from a topic to a research question, and the source table structures the process of evaluating and using or rejecting sources. The rubric was used to grade the assignment.

Reading scholarly articles

How to paraphrase

Realistic strategies for scaling

Moving from 30 to 130 students

You Suggest One

Getting Engaged

How to engage literature/articles in the context of the discipline - see connections across articles

Close the loop

Close the loop - how to get students to actually use the LIBRARY for research, not just the open internet.


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