Speaker Lauren Yannota, Brian Lym, Zhanna Yablokova, and Robin Brown
Lauren Yannotta is an Instructional Design Librarian at the Hunter College Libraries. She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a librarian at the University of Houston before joining Hunter College in December 2002. Lauren’s research interests include information literacy assessment and web usability. ...
Lauren Yannotta is an Instructional Design Librarian at the Hunter College Libraries. She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a librarian at the University of Houston before joining Hunter College in December 2002. Lauren’s research interests include information literacy assessment and web usability.
Brian Lym is the Head of Instruction and Research Services at Wexler Library, Hunter College. He co-developed Hunter College’s information literacy course (LIBR 100). Prior to his work at Hunter, he developed and taught hybrid information literacy courses in the California Community College system.
Zhanna Yablokova is currently an Assistant Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. She graduated from that institution in 1996 and since 1998 worked at Borough of Manhattan Community College as an English tutor and Adjunct Instructor and was later promoted to Assistant Professor. She teaches a variety of writing and literature courses in the English Department.
Robin Brown is currently an Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian at Borough of Manhattan Community College / City University of New York. She has a MLS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and a MA in History from Rutgers University, Newark. Her research interests include alternative modalities for library instruction, assessment of information literacy, and library and book history.
Brian and Lauren (Hunter College, CUNY) will report on a novel assessment tool they use to measure student learning in a one-credit research course. Given that information literacy involves mastering a research process which engages higher-order cognitive skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, they decided to create a set of more performative pre- and post-assessments that would capture a student’s research process: podcast narrations of student’s research strategy on a specific subject. Their findings suggest that student-created podcasts can be beneficial in that instructors can see if learning objectives are being met, and students can see evidence of their own learning by listening to the podcasts.
Robin and Zhanna (Borough of Manhattan Community College) will focus on a model of information literacy instruction that is based on an ongoing collaboration between an Information Literacy librarian and a College Composition instructor. The model includes increased library instruction time and an effort to revise the College Composition II curriculum to include information literacy goals. This model also allows for additional student-librarian contact and promotes students’ more active use of library resources.
This session will include time for networking and light refreshments.
Who should attend:
Librarians, faculty members, and administrators interested learning about innovative approaches to library literacy and instruction
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Learn about a new approach to student learning assessment for library instruction
- Learn about a successful model for library and instructor collaboration