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Information Literacy @ CCAD

Fall 2021 Library Instruction

We are offering in-person information literacy sessions for the Fall 2021 semester

  • Our Moodle course, Introduction to Library Research, has been updated for 2021 and can be imported into your Moodle course
  • Our videos are available on our Information Literacy YouTube channel
  • For in-person classes, choose from the modules below or request a custom session tailored to your course

CCAD Information Literacy Instruction Program

CCAD Packard Library Information Literacy Program

Interactive library sessions offer guidance and hands-on experience to students as they develop the research skills they need to succeed in college and in their careers. 

Choose from the modules below or request a custom session tailored to your course.

Please give us at least a 5-day notice prior to your requested date and include a specific assignment you are giving your students – sessions are much more effective when we are able to focus on what you need your students to learn for a specific paper, presentation, or project.

Instructors, substitutes, or teaching assistants must accompany classes to our sessions.


Introduction to the Packard Library (90 minutes)

Recommended for all CORE Integrated: Introduction to the Major classes
Students in this session will learn to locate paper and e-books in the library and in OhioLink and SearchOhio. We’ll cover:
  • Identifying keywords (with optional brainstorming exercise)
  • An introduction to our book catalog, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio
  • A review of the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • Finding books in the catalog: Includes a hands-on exercise searching for three books, either paper or electronic, on their topic. The students will save and email their citations to themselves and to the librarian. The librarian will forward the citations on to the instructor with notes or suggestions.
  • How to locate the LibGuide for their major.
  • Simple citation information

Students must bring their laptops to the session.

Since the students will be conducting live searches, this session will be more useful if they have an assignment topic ready to research.

Introduction to Periodicals (60 minutes)

Recommended for all LIBA 1290: Writing and the Arts classes
This session will cover finding journal articles, with emphasis on scholarly information. We’ll cover:
  • Identifying scholarly journals, trade journals, and popular magazines - includes a hands-on exercise.
  • Basic Boolean searching techniques.
  • How to search specialized article databases like OneSearch, JSTOR, and Art & Architecture Source. 
  • A hands-on exercise involving searching Art & Architecture Source for a scholarly article. The students will email their citations or articles to themselves and to the librarian. The librarian will forward the citations on to the instructor with notes or suggestions.

 

Students must bring their laptops to the session.

Since the students will be conducting live searches, this session will be more useful if they have an assignment topic ready to research. 


 Beyond Google: Wikipedia, Websites, and More (60 minutes)

Recommended for classes that incorporate significant internet research.
This session will discuss using the wild and wacky world of the internet for college-level research.  
We’ll cover:
  • Surprise! Not everything is available on the internet.
  • When using Wikipedia is appropriate and when it is not.
  • Tips for searching Google more efficiently.
  • How to evaluate the quality of a website. There will be a hands-on exercise involving searching for and evaluating a website.
  • High-quality alternatives to Google Images such as ArtStor, Europeana, NYPL, and other image sites. 
Students must bring their laptops to the session.

Bibliographies & Citations (60 minutes)

Recommended for all classes and levels, but especially Seniors, MFA, and MDes.
Students will learn why and how to cite sources in MLA, Chicago/Turabian, or APA. This session will give a brief overview of style in text and in format, as well as trusted citation generators. Students will complete a hands-on activity to practice on their own bibliographies. We can also discuss annotated bibliographies.

Primary Resources: the CCAD Historic Art Book Collection (60 minutes, or longer if requested)

Recommended for any class, any level
The Packard Library owns hundreds of historic books and magazines, with strong holdings in printmaking, illustration, architecture, costume, and ornament. We can work with you to develop assignments, LibGuides, and class sessions that give students an opportunity to work hands-on with primary source materials. For more details on the collection, go to our LibGuide at: http://ccad.libguides.com/rarebooks. For an example of a class we have worked with, see: https://ccad.libguides.com/poetrybydesign

Artists’ Books (60 minutes, or longer if requested)

Recommended for any class, any level, but especially printmaking, photography, illustration, and narrative practice.
Do you assign your students to make books or discuss artists’ books in your classes? Librarian Christine Mannix is a book artist who can explain the history and genres of artist’s books. Students can handle and examine the Library’s collection of artists’ books, circulating bookbinding kits, and bookbinding samples. She can also lead hands-on bookbinding workshops. 

Senior Thesis/MFA/MDes Research (60-90 minutes)

Recommended for Seniors, MFA, and MDes students working on their final projects and theses, this module goes over advanced resources for library research & scholarship. Each student will get a chance to ask their own questions, review skills & resources, and get one-on-one help from librarians about their work. At the end of class, all students will work with a partner to further explore each other’s topics & sources with reflection and feedback. 

LibGuides

LibGuides, like this one, have been created for each major at CCAD and many other subjects as well. The guides are designed to help students find and use library resources. You can embed them in CCAD Moodle and we can also make one just for your class.

Contact the cmannix@ccad.edu for more information.

https://ccad.libguides.com/main