Library and Information Science

Assignment

The purpose of this activity is to inspire students to adopt structured methods when they explore and retrieve information. It is based on lab notebooking methods and on managing and documenting the flow of references in Zotero, a reference management software.

Assignment

Environmental science students critically analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website and its treatment of climate change during the Trump, Obama, and Bush presidencies. This library “warm-up” activity was designed to raise awareness of data fragility and the long-term accessibility of government websites. As future science professionals, it’s important to think about how this impacts scientists and their work. Students were introduced to several tools including: The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, End of Term Archive, and Data Refuge.

Assignment

A hybrid teaching module with two elements: an interactive online module for students to complete ahead of class and a face-to-face lesson plan that builds on the skills learned in the online lesson. The in-class session provides students with a critical exploration of the purchasing power of minimum wages across states and/or the earnings gap between men and women employed full time.

Teaching Resource

Teaches students the rhetorical moves found in persuasive writing across all disciplines.

Teaching Resource

This book, by Michelle Reale, outlines how and why to begin a reflective practice, primarily aimed at the academic librarian who leads instruction.

Teaching Resource

Written by Barbezat and Bush, this book discusses how contemplative pedagogy is more than a trendy new teaching technique.

Teaching Resource

A practical guide to how to think through the process of researching a project.

Teaching Resource

Julie Dirksen's book focuses on a very practical approach to designing learning, drawing upon what we know about how our brain works, and then applying it.

Teaching Resource

This book, written by Wiggins and McTighe, explains the rationale of backward design and explores in greater depth the meaning of such key ideas as essential questions and transfer tasks.

Assignment

This assignment requires students to apply their knowledge of antisemitic tropes to tweets with the final outcome of the assignment being a short analytical paper and a presentation.

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