Building a Collection of Professional Resources
Students need to be able to (outcomes)
- Locate and evaluate resources within a specific discipline in order to build a professional continuing education collection
upon graduation from professional/technical program
Students need to know (curriculum)
- The potential value of professional material
- How to develop a search strategy
- Where to locate information resources for their discipline
- Evaluation criteria for professional resources
Learning activities (pedagogy)
- Lecture - general introduction to research with an expanded discussion of specific evaluation criteria for
professional/continuing education resources
- Students complete the assignment outside of normal class time, after the Information Literacy lecture.
- The assignment consists of two parts:
- Sharing their search strategy and locating four professional resources aimed at a specific audience. The students
turn this portion of the assignment in to the librarian to be graded.
- A written essay evaluating one of the professional resources that the student most highly recommends from the list
of four. That essay is turned in to the professional/technical instructor for grading.
- Building a Collection of Professional Resources assignment (MS Word document linked below)
- Grading criteria will include attention to:
- Mechanics, documentation, completeness, and accuracy
- Search strategy, topic development, and tool use
- Evaluation criteria and target audience
- Comparative appropriateness of choice
- Points are awarded according to the instructor's desired point value/structure.
- Note: Please contact Linda Keys, Access Services Librarian, for further
information about the assignment and related curriculum.