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Resources for Castleton University faculty for use of the library, incorporating information literacy into courses, sources for curriculum materials and more

Welcome, Castleton faculty.

This guide is to facilitate your use of the Castleton library's services and collections, and to provide access to resources helpful for your research and teaching.
Please be in touch with any suggestions for this guide.

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Tool to share with your students

About college students and libraries

Research informing college students' needs around information literacy and libraries.  You can read this ebook (subscription resource) or see the ERIAL project website.  ERIAL is Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries, a two-year ethnographic study of the student research process.

A sampling of readings

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Strengthening the Student Toolbox: Study Strategies to Boost Learning by Jack Dunlosky (Fall 2013, American Educator)
Examines the effectiveness of ten learning strategies, including practice testing, distributed practice and elaborative interrogation.

What Students Don't Know
Very helpful article summing up some recent ethnographic research about how students and faculty use and perceive libraries and librarians.  Please read this!

Toward a Rational Response to Plagiarism
Some thoughtful
advice about dealing with plagiarism from Rob Jenkins in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Using Library Experts Wisely
How one faculty member tweaked his research assignment and
made library sessions more helpful and relevant for his students

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy
Short piece in Wired magazine reporting on research that points out that students are writing more than ever due to their use of social media and maybe that's a good thing as far as the quality of their writing

The Horizon Report "examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. It is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment."

Guide author

Guide created by:
Charlotte Gerstein, Reference & Instruction Librarian
Castleton State College