During the grant, the library constructed a series of tiered online research tutorials designed to meet the library instruction and information literacy needs of students at different stages of their academic careers. A comprehensive information literacy tutorial consisting of five modules aligned with ACRL’s five information literacy standards were designed to introduce first-year students to the research process. Each multimedia module are accompanied by quizzes that assess student learning as well as hands-on activities that instructors can integrate into their courses, thereby extending and enhancing information literacy learning outcomes. Other projects include a series of brief how-to screencasts that address frequently asked questions and basic library research skills. These tutorials are particularly helpful for students who need a brief refresher on how to accomplish a specific research task, such as finding a book, as well as for transfer students who are not yet familiar with the University Library’s services, resources, and tools. Advanced tutorials for upper division students have also been created. These tutorials are discipline/college specific, addressing higher order thinking skills, exploring advanced search strategies, and facilitating the exploration of library resources that are critical to students’ success in specific fields. Finally, a video tour was created to introduce the campus community to the new building.
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