Friday, May 15, 2015

Beth Fuchs and Debbie Sharp present at LOEX Conference

Beth Fuchs
Debbie Sharp
Beth Fuchs, undergraduate learning librarian, and Debbie Sharp, information literacy coordinator, gave a presentation at the annual LOEX Conference in Denver, Colorado. Their presentation, “From Pints to Barrels: Helping Topic-Focused Students See the Bigger Picture,” took on the problem of helping students who are looking for books and articles, but begin with narrow research topics. Drawing on cognitive science research and guided by assessment results of student learning outcomes, Beth and Debbie illustrated the theory and practice behind several locally-developed teaching activities to use in these situations to encourage students to see the broader context of their topics and find the research they need. 

LOEX is the premier information literacy conference in the United States, attracting about 400 participants and highly selective in their acceptance of presentation proposals.

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