Snacks, swag, and studying!
UAB Libraries and the writing center are teaming up during finals and will be giving out snack and swag bags, as well as research and writing help. The event will take place in Mervyn Sterne Library in meeting room 174 from 9 pm to midnight.
When: Monday12/6 and Thursday 12/9
Where: Sterne meeting room 174
UAB Libraries is excited to announce that they are continuing to update and improve their Research Resources Toolkit, created by Victoria Dawkins. The toolkit focuses on a variety of meta-literacies including efficient research strategies, evaluation of source material, and appropriate techniques for documenting sources, to name a few. The toolkit is composed of 7 independent modules that include quizzes that can be auto-graded into your Canvas grade book, Jeopardy! with research-related questions and answers, and module-focused notes and voice-overs all created by UAB Libraries. Each module can be embedded into your Canvas shell and reviewed at your leisure.
Now, each module includes voiceovers, updated interactive activities, and APA/MLA modules.
For any questions, or to faculty training please contact Victoria Dawkins, Reference Librarian & First- Year Experience Librarian. You can also look at her research guide for more information on each of the modules, frequently asked questions, and the registration and enrollment forms.
UAB faculty from across campus are finding great value in embedding the toolkit into their courses. Take a look at some of the departments using the toolkit!
- Art and Art History
- Department of Health Services Administration.
- Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology
- Food and Nutrition
- University Academic Success Center
- Forensic Science
UAB Libraries is excited to introduce the CAS Research Sources and Skills Toolkit. Victoria Dawkins, First-Year Experience Librarian, has created this toolkit as another way for students to receive research instruction. Portions of the toolkit can be embedded in a course, used as a flipped classroom exercise prior to library instruction, or your students can take the entire course for a “certificate” of completion.
Title: UAB Libraries: The Research Resources Toolkit and How It Could Add Value to Your Course
Summary: This session will discuss the Toolkit’s learning objectives, how faculty can effectively use this resource in their course and how information literacy modules, such as the toolkit’s, contributes to student success. The toolkit familiarizes students with the online catalog, searching various databases, search strategies, creating and utilizing keywords, citing sources, as well as a variety of other research tactics. Even if you are not teaching an undergraduate course, you could use portions of this toolkit as a brush-up on general research before students attend a more in-depth, subject-specific library session. The toolkit is composed of 7 independent modules that include quizzes that can be auto-graded into your Canvas grade book, Jeopardy! with research-related questions and answers and module-focused notes and voice-overs all created by UAB Libraries.
When: Spring 2020
Who: Victoria Dawkins, the librarian who created the toolkit will be teaching this session