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Sample Lessons, Instruction Materials, & Online Tutorials
Sample instruction materials for course-integrated information literacy instruction.
- PSYC 101 Article Summary: Finding Journals & Articles – Video guide demonstrating how to find journals and articles for the Towson University PSYC 101 Article Summary assignment. Created with Adobe Captivate. August 21, 2013.
- Intro. to Psychology Research in the Library – Library instruction lesson for Towson University’s PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology course. Spring 2017 semester.
- Psychology Resources at Cook Library – Library instruction lesson for Towson University’s PSYC 687 Advanced Experimental Design course. Fall 2015. PSYC 687 student group exercise
- Primary & Secondary Sources in the Behavioral & Social Sciences– Library instruction lesson for HONR370 Information Truth and Social Media. Fall 2016. HONR370 student group exercise.
- Course and subject resource pages: These are pages I maintain for the library instruction courses I teach and departments I work with at Towson University.
Tutorials and guides. I also create tutorials to be shared across library instructors and with students. Examples:
- Finding Articles with Cook OneSearch – Video guide designed to instruct students on the basics of finding articles using Towson University Cook Library’s implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service. Created with Adobe Captivate. Last updated August 15, 2016.
- Requesting Books from USMAI Libraries – Video guide demonstrating how to request books through the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions consortium. Created with Adobe Captivate. Last updated November 5, 2014.
Professional Development for Librarians
As Learning Technologies Librarian, one of my primary responsibilities is to provide professional development to Towson University librarians and library staff related to teaching and technology.
- LibGuides: Between January 2016 – August 2016, Albert S. Cook Library transitioned from a home-grown research guide platform to SpringShare’s LibGuides. I provided over 30 hours of training and support during the transition, including the following:
- Opening the Blackbox of Online Instruction. Presentation for the 2016 Albert S. Cook Library Instruction Retreat. July, 2016.
- “iPad Day.” Workshop presented for the Albert S. Cook Library Research & Instruction Department, in preparation of transition to new classroom technology. August, 2013.
- Writing for the web. Albert S. Cook Library Staff Development presentation (in collaboration with Information Technology Librarian, David Dahl). February 2013.
- Miller, K. (2017). Undergraduate students’ research and information skills continue to change in their second year [Evidence Summary]. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 12(1), 116- 118. doi: 10.18438/eblip.v12i1.28652
- Miller, K. & Putnam, L. (2015). More of the same? Understanding transformation in tablet-based academic library instruction. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 20(3-4), 105-126. doi: 10.1080/10875301.2015.1092188
- Miller, K. (2013). ALA Annual 2013: Cherry on top of a first year librarian experience. NMRT Footnotes, 43(1). Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/nmrt/news/footnotes/august2013/ala-annual- 2013-cherry-top-first-year-librarian-experience
- Miller, K. (2017, March). Growing our potential: Applying adult learning theories to professional development. Roundtable discussion at the ACRL 2017 Conference, Baltimore, MD. Handout for participants.
- Miller, K. (2016, June). Engaging with empathy: Mapping the path to insightful instruction. Presentation at the Library Instruction West 2016 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Miller, K. (2015, Oct.). Beyond databases: Psychology information literacy across the curriculum. Presentation at the Seventeenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Teaching of Psychology Conference, Largo, MD.
- Miller, K., & Dahl, D. (2015, March). Untangling the search ecosystem: Understanding librarian relevancy judgments to improve discovery services. Poster presentation at the ACRL 2015 Virtual Conference.
- Miller, K. (2014, May). Telling the Tablet Tale: Teaching & Learning in a Mobile First Classroom. Poster presentation at the Lilly International Spring Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning. Bethesda, MD.
- Miller, K. (2014, May). iPowered One-Shots: Tablets in Library Instruction. Presentation at the Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Annual Conference. Ocean City, MD.
- Miller, K. & Putnam, L. (2013, Aug 13). Future of Cook Library Research & Instruction: The Information Diet. Multimedia presentation for the 2013 Next Generation Libraries Online Courseference. Hosted by Carthage Collage.
- Miller, K. (2013, Aug 2). Project Recap #immtwt2013. Final Presentation for the 2013 ACRL Immersion Teaching with Technology track.
- Gilchrist, S. & Miller, K. (2013, May 9). SCVNGR Hunt: Technological Triumph or Torture? Presentation at the Maryland Library Association Annual Conference, Ocean City, MD.
- Miller, K. & Gilchrist, S. (2013, April 11). Takin’ it to the Streets: Mobile Games in Libraries. Roundtable presentation at the ACRL 2013 Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Handout for Participants
- Miller, K. (2013, Jan 16). Digging in with Diigo: Integrating collaborative social bookmarking in the classroom. Poster presentation at Towson University January Conference, Towson, MD.
- Library Tech Talk. Author and blog coordinator. Towson University blog showcasing technology tips and tools that can either be utilized immediately, or integrated over time in various areas of the academic library. July 2012 – present.
- ACRLog. First Year Academic Librarian Experience blogger. Chronicling experiences and reflections from my first year as an academic librarian. October 2012 – May 2013.
- “Journey or Destination? Process vs. Product in Undergraduate Information Literacy” in Information Literacy in the Wild (Ed. Kristin Fontichiaro, 2011). Summary: Most information literacy theories and standards stress complex processes necessary for successful interaction in the information environment. But in undergraduate education, most information literacy skills are assessed through emphasis on a completed product. Reflections based on experiences as an instructor, student, and future librarian
- College of Western Idaho Library Catalog – Video tutorial demonstrating the use of the College of Western Idaho’s online library catalog. Created using Camtasia Studio 7, June 9th 2011.
- Interlibrary Loan at the University of Michigan – Video tutorial demonstrating the use of the University of Michigan’s online interlibrary loan system. Created using Jing for SI 643 – Professional Practices in Library and Information Centers. January 30th, 2011.
Research Guides and Modules
- Psychology Research Guide – LibGuide created for The College of Idaho during a summer 2011 internship at the C of I Terteling Library. This guide focuses on the psychology resources available to the C of I community, including article/databases, books, websites, and information on APA style.
- Citation and Style Guide – LibGuide created for The College of Idaho during a summer 2011 internship at the C of I Terteling Library. This guide contains information for MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations and references.
- China Odyssey Teacher Resource Center – A three-part information literacy module designed to support teachers involved in the University of Michigan’s Interactive Communication and Simulations “China Odyssey” project. Includes a teacher resource guide and two lessons designed to promote grade 8-9 students’ skill in reading informational texts. Lessons were designed to meet goals in the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, as well as the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st Century Learner. Created using Weebly.com for SI 641 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning
- Bill of Rights Pathfinder – A pathfinder designed to help Michigan high school students research the United States Bill of Rights. Created through collaboration with two group partners using Wikispaces for SI 647 – Information Resources and Services.
Other Work Samples
- Communication Model for the Michigan Student Assembly– Visual model and written analysis of the communication between members of the University of Michigan Student Assembly. Created for SI 501 – Project Management and Contextual Inquiry.
- Non-participant Observation of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library – This report details unobtrusive ethnographic observations of the University of Michigan Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Written for SI 551 – Information Seeking Behavior.