Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research

Looking  for an example for the Information Literacy frames Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Scholarship as Conversation, as well as Information has Value?

A July  18, 2016 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research ) relates how students at Caltech are using social media to promote their research.

Please note: Through the Benedictine Library Constellation Digital Repository, we are also able to collect, store, preserve and provide open access to scholarly content created by Benedictine University students, faculty and staff in all disciplines.  Please contact me for more information.

Here is some further information on this project from one of the Caltech librarians: Continue reading

Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance

This session, recorded  May 4th, 2016 includes three presentations. Christina Pryor & Kyla Hunt from Amigos Library Services shares practical tips to give warm and humorous presentations, avoid common pitfalls, and increase audience participation. Next, Victoria Raish from Penn State University shares her experience using the social media tool, Yammer, to bring the same robustness of face-to-face debates to the online environment. Finally, Adele Merritt Bernard, Arlene Alleyne-Regis & Selwyn Rodulfo from the University of the West Indies Open Campus shares their experiences creating a positive and active learning experience and engaging library users across a diverse and distributed university population.

The Framework and the Sciences

The Information Literacy committee of ACRL’s Science & Technology Section is has developed a new research guide where  resources ( (i.e., articles, books, book chapters, online guides & sites)  have been applied to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education  in the sciences (including math, engineering, and technology).

The guide is intended to provide a place for librarians to find resources to guide their information literacy instruction for science students and faculty.

Here is the link to the new guide: