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CUA Staff Enter Posters in SLIS Symposium

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Several CUA staff members entered posters in the SLIS poster session: Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science sponsored by CUA SLIS, on January 29, 2010

Kevin Gunn (Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services) and Jonathan Smith (Electronic Services Librarian)

Are Google Books and Library Catalogs Enough? Developing an online research advisory tool in the humanities



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Miranda Rodriguez (Instruction Librarian) and Shannon McMahon (Library Student Assistant, enrolled in SLIS)

How 15 Minutes Could Save Your 50 Minute One Shot.

Academic librarians charged with covering all aspects of library instruction (i.e., catalog, databases, electronic journals, etc.) in 50 minute typically agree on one thing - they barely skim the surface. To make instruction more effective, students must come to their library instruction session - with not only a specific research topics - having a base foundation of key concepts upon which librarians can build. How do librarians supply students with these necessary fundamentals? Simple. Allow students to engage in self-guided learning through a series of interactive brief tutorials, to be completed prior to attending a library instruction session. While tutorials are not new to library instruction, the delivery, dissemination, creation, and associated deliverables are ever changing. This poster examines how CUA's new library tutorial, Students Harnessing Academic Research Power (SHARP), has directly impacted the outcome and assessment of 50 minute library instruction sessions conducted in the fall of 2009.

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Marianne Giltrude (Administrative Office Manager)

Digital Ethnography: Why Now? or Can We Afford Not to Embrace the Change?

From social networking to mobile technologies, this report seeks to understand the socio-cultural interactions of users within the framework of digital hypertext media's interactive tools, social networking, and course ware. Observed from a "non-hypothesis" approach, by enculturation within the digital media itself, frames of reference and a common understanding of trends, possibilities, and potential to engage, inform and educate users are derived.

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