Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Thursday, May 21 • 3:15pm - 3:55pm
T17 - Giving Students a Choice LIMITED

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For years our librarians have spent September delivering 60+ first year library instruction sessions to students enrolled in first year English classes. This year, we gave students the choice to attend a face-to-face session or to complete videos online; all students then completed a quiz worth 2-3% of their course grade. We surveyed the students about their preferences and tracked their library quiz grades. Not surprisingly, most students choose the online option. The question facing us now is whether this new approach actually works? And for whom? Beyond student preferences, how do we measure success for students, librarians and professors? This session will summarize our study and will open a discussion around creative options for reinventing first year library instruction.

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Barbara Sobol

Public Services Librarian, UBC
Barbara Sobol holds the position of Public Services Librarian at UBC Okanagan Library. Her responsibilities include oversight of the main library service point, coordination of staff training and student-led library programming, and liaison responsibilities for four subjects.


Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library