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Community Gardening:

Librarian-Faculty Instruction Partnerships

to Cultivate Scholars Across A Major
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#ACRL2015EnglishG...
#ACRL2015EnglishGarden
Julie Arensdorf Reference & Outreach Librarian

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Heidi Pettitt Speci...
Prepping the Landscape
• Research on embedded IL instruction
• Institutional support
• Outreach to faculty
(Bowler & Stree...
Information Literacy Learning Objectives
• Online tutorial
• First-year seminar
• First-year writing course
• Upper-level ...
Upper-level Learning Objectives
ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term...
Upper-level Learning Objectives
ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies
• Discussion of how research differs by discipl...
Upper-level Learning Objectives
ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term...
Upper-level Learning Objectives
ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term...
Upper-level Learning Objectives
ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term...
English Major Course Sequence
• ENG 210 - Introductory Course
• ENG 275 - Bleak House January Term
• ENG 342 - Victorian N...
ENG 210
• Foundational course for majors
• Course learning outcomes:
• Learning how to find and use resources,
most specif...
Included in the Syllabus
Communicating IL objectives to students
ENG 210
Essay #1
• Formatting citations, using evidence  
Essay #2:
• Mapping scholarly conversations, citation management...
Reading Scholarly Articles
Which parts would you consider 

when establishing:
• Relevance
• Quality
• Understanding
E
ENG 210 – Course Evals
“I really liked how we did a lot of
stuff with Julie. It was really helpful
and so was the mapping....
ENG 210 – Course Evals
felt that “Learning how to find and use
resources for answering questions or solving
problems” was ...
ENG 210 – Course Evals
thought that the class “encouraged students
to use multiple resources (e.g. data banks, library
hol...
ENG 210 - Special Collections Session
• Exploring how format affects the way a text
is read/received
• Research prompt
• F...
ENG 210 - Responses
Instead of citing a website about books in the
1500s, you could cite an actual book from the
1500s ins...
ENG 210 - Responses
“I loved just holding the books and
imagining myself in the time period of
the original owner,

and pi...
ENG 210 - Responses
“Being able to see them up close was not
only an educational experience (seeing
the different publishi...
ENG 275 Bleak House in Context
• 3-week, immersive class
• Students creating 

content
ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context
ENG 275 – Bleak House in Context
Best Teaching Practices
Conference, April 2013:
“Adventures in the Rare Books
Room: Charl...
• Using primary and secondary sources
• Response paper
• Research paper using primary

& secondary sources
ENG 342 Victori...
ENG 342 – Victorian Novels
Research project topics:
• Harper’s: Fashion and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford
• Household Words...
Your Turn
Come up with a research topic

based on your handout and

tweet it along with the tag:
#ACRL2015EnglishGarden
Course Objective:
• Revise & expand previously written essay
Library Instruction:
• Mapping the scholarly conversation
• A...
Course Objective:
• Revise & expand
previously written
essay
ENG 490 Senior Capstone
Sustainability
• Learning objectives
• Documentation
• Mini-lessons
• Built-in to syllabus
Lessons Learned
• Prep the landscape
• Keep the big picture in mind
• Scaffold skills
• Build on success
• Pick the usual ...
32
Jane Loudon (1807-1858). http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/
node/7448 Wikimedia Commons.
Ehret magnolia. National Museum Wales...
Recommended Reading
Bowler, M. & Street, K. (2008). Investigating the efficacy of embedment:
Experiments in information li...
Thank you!
#ACRL2015EnglishGarden
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By developing collaborative relationships between librarians and faculty, we ensure the sustainability of instruction programs and create unique opportunities for sequenced instruction. This collaboration cultivates ongoing relationships with students and improved learning outcomes.

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  1. 1. Community Gardening:
 Librarian-Faculty Instruction Partnerships
 to Cultivate Scholars Across A Major E #ACRL2015EnglishGarden
  2. 2. #ACRL2015EnglishGarden Julie Arensdorf Reference & Outreach Librarian
 University of Wisconsin-Madison Heidi Pettitt Special Collections & Technical Services Librarian
 Loras College Erin VanLaningham Assoc. Professor of English, Dir. of Honors Program
 Loras College E
  3. 3. Prepping the Landscape • Research on embedded IL instruction • Institutional support • Outreach to faculty (Bowler & Street, 2008; Cooke & Rosenthall, 2011; Wong & Cmor, 2011)
  4. 4. Information Literacy Learning Objectives • Online tutorial • First-year seminar • First-year writing course • Upper-level courses
  5. 5. Upper-level Learning Objectives ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term ENG 342 - Victorian Novel ENG 490 - Capstone Senior Course
  6. 6. Upper-level Learning Objectives ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies • Discussion of how research differs by discipline within the context of course subject area • How to find controlled vocabulary for discipline/topic (database thesaurus, Wikipedia, reference sources) • Revising searches based on results—analyzing and actively responding to results (e.g. sorting search results, relevancy ranking) • Citation by discipline (briefly), and available citation tools, including related Research Guides ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term ENG 342 - Victorian Novel ENG 490 - Capstone Senior Course
  7. 7. Upper-level Learning Objectives ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term • Difference between primary and secondary sources, and how to find primary sources within discipline • How to evaluate primary sources based on audience, accuracy, bias, credibility, date of creation in relation to subject addressed, and relevance ENG 342 - Victorian Novel ENG 490 - Capstone Senior Course
  8. 8. Upper-level Learning Objectives ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term ENG 342 - Victorian Novel • Difference between primary and secondary sources, and how to find primary sources within discipline • How to evaluate primary sources based on audience, accuracy, bias, credibility, date of creation in relation to subject addressed, and relevance • How to find different kinds of information (e.g. data, statistics, maps, primary documents, government documents) in a particular discipline ENG 490 - Capstone Senior Course
  9. 9. Upper-level Learning Objectives ENG 210 - Introduction to Literary Studies ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context - January Term ENG 342 - Victorian Novel ENG 490 - Capstone Senior Course • How to organize/plan research • Revising research topic based on information/materials found and own developing understanding, acknowledging the evolving nature of the research process • How to find controlled vocabulary for discipline/topic (database thesaurus, Wikipedia, reference sources)
  10. 10. English Major Course Sequence • ENG 210 - Introductory Course • ENG 275 - Bleak House January Term • ENG 342 - Victorian Novel • ENG 490 - Capstone Course
  11. 11. ENG 210 • Foundational course for majors • Course learning outcomes: • Learning how to find and use resources, most specifically related to information literacy and research… • Assignments: 3 analysis papers
  12. 12. Included in the Syllabus Communicating IL objectives to students
  13. 13. ENG 210 Essay #1 • Formatting citations, using evidence   Essay #2: • Mapping scholarly conversations, citation management • Database search strategies Essay #3 • Using a theoretical lens to find articles • Reading scholarly articles, annotated bibs, finding known sources Information Literacy
 Instruction Activities:
  14. 14. Reading Scholarly Articles Which parts would you consider 
 when establishing: • Relevance • Quality • Understanding E
  15. 15. ENG 210 – Course Evals “I really liked how we did a lot of stuff with Julie. It was really helpful and so was the mapping. That would have been useful for other classes last semester! I liked how everything was in steps.”
  16. 16. ENG 210 – Course Evals felt that “Learning how to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems” was “essential” to the course 88%
  17. 17. ENG 210 – Course Evals thought that the class “encouraged students to use multiple resources (e.g. data banks, library holdings, outside experts) to improve understanding,” and was a “strength to retain” in the course 94%
  18. 18. ENG 210 - Special Collections Session • Exploring how format affects the way a text is read/received • Research prompt • Feedback
  19. 19. ENG 210 - Responses Instead of citing a website about books in the 1500s, you could cite an actual book from the 1500s instead. They could be great primary sources and they offer a new and credible source of research” “ I think these books offer unique avenues because they offer a different type of source than we are used to.
  20. 20. ENG 210 - Responses “I loved just holding the books and imagining myself in the time period of the original owner,
 and picturing what
 my experience
 with that book
 would have
 been like.”
  21. 21. ENG 210 - Responses “Being able to see them up close was not only an educational experience (seeing the different publishing, 
 grammatical and 
 syntax styles) 
 but it was also 
 simply fun!“
  22. 22. ENG 275 Bleak House in Context • 3-week, immersive class • Students creating 
 content
  23. 23. ENG 275 - Bleak House in Context
  24. 24. ENG 275 – Bleak House in Context Best Teaching Practices Conference, April 2013: “Adventures in the Rare Books Room: Charles Dickens’ 
 Bleak House In Serial”
  25. 25. • Using primary and secondary sources • Response paper • Research paper using primary
 & secondary sources ENG 342 Victorian Novels
  26. 26. ENG 342 – Victorian Novels Research project topics: • Harper’s: Fashion and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford • Household Words: Opium Use and 
 Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone • Newgate Calendar: Crime within Families 
 and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
  27. 27. Your Turn Come up with a research topic
 based on your handout and
 tweet it along with the tag: #ACRL2015EnglishGarden
  28. 28. Course Objective: • Revise & expand previously written essay Library Instruction: • Mapping the scholarly conversation • Annotated bibliographies • After graduation • Future: Literary influences, special collections ENG 490 Senior Capstone
  29. 29. Course Objective: • Revise & expand previously written essay ENG 490 Senior Capstone
  30. 30. Sustainability • Learning objectives • Documentation • Mini-lessons • Built-in to syllabus
  31. 31. Lessons Learned • Prep the landscape • Keep the big picture in mind • Scaffold skills • Build on success • Pick the usual suspects
  32. 32. 32 Jane Loudon (1807-1858). http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/ node/7448 Wikimedia Commons. Ehret magnolia. National Museum Wales on Flickr: https:// www.flickr.com/photos/museumwales/2217992183/ Arum maculatum (Lords and Ladies) from Flora Londinensis (1777-1787) published by William Curtis. Hand-coloured engraving: 46cm x 31.5cm. National Museum Wales on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/museumwales/2218785488/ Tulipa gesneriana from Temple of Flora 1799 by Robert Thornton. Hand- coloured engraving: 57cm x 46cm. National Museum Wales on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/museumwales/2218785408/ "Syzygium aromaticum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-030" by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen. http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Syzygium_aromaticum_-_K %C3%B6hler%E2%80%93s_Medizinal-Pflanzen-030.jpg Wikimedia Commons. Acknowledgements The aesthetics of this presentation were borrowed heavily from the American Players Theatre Book of Summer 2015, created by Planet Propaganda in Madison, WI. http://planetpropaganda.com/
  33. 33. Recommended Reading Bowler, M. & Street, K. (2008). Investigating the efficacy of embedment: Experiments in information literacy integration. Reference Services Review, 36(4), 438-449. Brooman-Jones, S. Cunningham, G. & Hanna, L. (2011). Journal of Academic Language & Learning, 5(2), A1-A13. Cooke, R. & Rosenthal, D. (2011). Students use more books after library instruction: An analysis of undergraduate paper citations. College & Research Libraries, 72(4), 332-343. Kesselman, M. A. & Watstein, S. B. (2009). Creating opportunities: Embedded librarians. Journal of Library Administration, 49(3), 383-400. Wong, S. H. R. & Cmor, D. (2011). Measuring association between library instruction and graduation GPA. College & Research Libraries, 72(5), 464-473.
  34. 34. Thank you! #ACRL2015EnglishGarden E

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