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News from the Virginia Chapter

May 24th, 2012 No comments

The Virginia Chapter of ACRL (VLACRL) held its annual Spring Program “Starting at the end: Rethink your instruction based on student bibliographies” at Sweet Briar College on April 9, 2012. The program featured keynote speaker Sandra Jamieson, Director of Composition at Drew University, who discussed the findings of the Citation Project, a multi-institutional study of student source use in 174 papers from 16 US colleges and universities. The keynote was followed by a reverse engineering workshop, which was facilitated by Candice Benjes-Small, Coordinator, Information Literacy and Outreach at Radford University, and Luke Vilelle, Public Services & Social Sciences Liaison Librarian at Hollins University. The workshop allowed participants to practice applying information literacy assessment by grading a sample student paper. The program ended with a presentation by Shaunna Hunter, Public Services Librarian, and Liz Rand, Head of Rhetoric and Writing, both from Hampden-Sydney College, about the importance of collaboration between faculty and librarians to empower students in their research endeavors.
We are now in the process of planning a summer program and seeking proposals for the fourth conference-within-a-conference at the 2012 Virginia Library Association annual conference (October 24-26, Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center).
Links of note:
Sandra Jamieson’s Presentation: http://tinyurl.com/vlacrl12sp
Presentation by Shaunna Hunter and Liz Rand: http://tinyurl.com/cge5mwl

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