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    Using Drawing and Short Stories To Teach Information Literacy to High School Students
    (School Library Journal, 2019-03-25) Brier, David J. ; Lebbin, Vickery K.
    This article discusses the benefits of using drawings and short stories to teach information literacy to high school students. The authors summarize the active learning methods they used to help students in an English class discover and discuss the themes found in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards Framework for Learners.
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    ENGAGING THE ACRL FRAMEWORK THROUGH SHORT STORIES AND DRAWING
    (LOEX, 2020-02-18) Brier, David ; Lebbin, Vickery
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    Teaching Information Literacy Using the Short Story
    (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2004) Brier, David J. ; Lebbin, Vickery Kaye
    Stories are powerful teaching tools because of their potential to stimulate the imagination of students and engage them with the material. The short story gives meaning to abstract concepts, aids memory, makes learning fun, and is time efficient. This article explains the approach to teaching information literacy through the use of short stories, including how to create vivid connections to the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Provides course instructors with examples of how the short story can be used as a platform to discuss information literacy standards.
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    Learning information literacy through drawing
    (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015) Brier, David James ; Lebbin, Vickery Kaye
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore drawing as an instructional method to teach information literacy. Design/methodology/approach – The authors describe their work using Collaborative Speed Drawing with students in a collection of information literacy workshops for students enrolled in English 100 (first-year composition). Examples of student drawings from the workshops are examined to demonstrate the benefits and problems of this teaching method. Findings – Drawing is an excellent low-tech teaching method that helps students demonstrate their competence (or ignorance) of information literacy concepts. This method enables librarians to clarify, reinforce, challenge or change the pictures in student’s heads that underpin their understandings of library instruction and information literacy. Practical implications – This article provides ideas on how to use drawing in information literacy sessions or credit courses. Many of the ideas shared can be copied, enhanced or tailored to meet the needs of diverse lessons and students taking face-to-face instruction sessions. Originality/value – This is the first paper in library literature that focuses on and promotes drawing as a teaching method. In doing so, it challenges the high-tech instruction imperative and invites librarians to explicitly consider the images behind the words and concepts used in information literacy and library instruction sessions.
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    Usability Test Plan
    ( 2009-10-06T01:49:01Z) Tillinghast, Beth ; Johnson, Susan
    This report outlines the process of testing the usability of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library website during the 2004-2006 web redesign project.