4th Annual Information Management Workshop

We invite you to join us on January 20th for our annual Information Management Workshop. Attendees — faculty, teaching assistants/graduate assistants — will have a chance to learn and/or review information management and how library resources can be used to foster this ability in their students.
Assessments of student learning at Binghamton University have shown that the average student enrolled on campus performs satisfactorily in the area of critical thinking, but that they could improve with regard to accessing and using information from multiple sources.  The faculty-based assessment category team (ACT) in critical thinking recommended that the University Libraries continue offering workshops for course instructors so they can challenge students to enhance their use of information available to them through the University Libraries.
Based on suggestions from our last workshop, this year’s session will include a more hands-on component to develop research assignments that incorporate information management and critical thinking strategies. We ask that you please bring examples of assignments or syllabi to use for discussion.
Topics include:
  • Sharing ideas for creating assignments that challenge critical thinking skills
  • Using library resources available in print and digitally
  • Evaluating online sources
  • Citing resources and preventing plagiarism
  • Discussion with other educators
The workshop will be held January 20, 2011 from 1 – 3 pm  in the Bartle Library Instruction Lab, LN 1305 (in the Newcomb Reading Room, near the Jazzman Café). Refreshments will be provided.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Debra Sanders
This workshop is co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment.