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Thursday, April 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Complete Constellation: Library Instruction for First Year Students

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How can partnerships best impact student success? When should library instruction occur? How can one-shots be leveraged to be more meaningful? How can librarians increase contact with students?

Clackamas Community College (CCC) librarians share the evolution of our small but mighty library’s instructional outreach to First Year Experience (FYE) students. We partnered with FYE faculty to scaffold information literacy concepts early on in students’ college experiences. A library orientation tour was eclipsed by a flipped classroom instruction session enhanced by student-driven student learning objectives, Dweck’s Belonging Mindset, and experimental assessment. By making contact before WR121, we offset the persistent dilemma of rushing to illuminate students’ IL baselines.

Session attendees will: Learn to design an engaging instructional curriculum that uses assessment results to meet students where they’re at; envision how a sustainable partnership can provide a snapshot of incoming students’ information skills each term; and use assessments to make course corrections and hatch longer-term plans to align instruction with demonstrated need.

Unlike stars, our size doesn’t limit our brightness: With just 4 librarians serving 7,000+ students and faculty, CCC Library has doubled its instructional reach in the same time that the FYE program has gone from 1 to 13 filled sections. Join us for an exploration of how to calibrate IL instruction to the spectrum of student skills at all of our institutions.

avatar for Kerry Leek

Kerry Leek

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Clackamas Community College
I am passionate about OER, instruction, and website/libguide design. I am also a teacher of improvisational theater and am always up for playing a game!
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Colleen Sanders

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Clackamas Community College
Active Learning, Pedagogy, Critical Librarianship, Instruction, Outreach, OER, wilderness survival, poetry, music, cheese.

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA