putting it all together-working on a final presentation

Libraries and 21st Century Workplace Literacy Skills_LCP findings and applications

In the new year, Mary Jane and I will give a final presentation to Library Services staff, hopefully with the goal of revisiting our information literacy and collection development models. Here is the core of the presentation.


bibliography: developing library collections for 21st century skilled trades students

Association of Research Libraries. (2012, March 10). 21st century collections: Calibration of investment and collaborative action. Retrieved from: http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/issue-brief-21st-century-collections-2012.pdf

Bird, N. J., & Williams, T. (2014). Casting a wider net: O*NET, workforce development, and information literacy. RUSQ: Reference and User Services Quarterly, 53(3), 227–231. Retrieved from https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/N_Bird_Casting_2014.pdf

Gregory, V. L. (2011). Collection development and management for 21st century library collections: an introduction. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman.

Hicks, A. (2015). Drinking on the job: integrating workplace information literacy into the curriculum. LOEX Quarterly, 41(4), 9–15. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/libr_facpapers/59/

Johnson, P. (2014). Fundamentals of collection development and management. London: Facet.

Johnson, Q. (2016). Moving from analysis to assessment: Strategic assessment of library collections. Journal of Library Administration, 56(4), 488-498. doi:10.1080/01930826.2016.1157425

Kohn, K. C. (2015). Collection evaluation in academic libraries: A practical guide for librarians. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Library collections in the 21st century (2011, December 05). Retrieved September 27, 2017, from https://youtu.be/6bofpsEciiQ

Lloyd, A. (2013). Building information resilient workers: The critical ground of workplace information literacy. What have we learnt? In S. Kurbanog˘lu, E. Grassian, D. Mizrachi, R. Catts, & S. Špiranec (Eds.), Worldwide commonalities and challenges in information literacy research and practice (Vol. 397, pp. 219–228). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-03919-0_28

Monge, R., & Erica Frisicaro-Pawlowski, E. (2014). Redefining information literacy to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Innovative Higher Education, 39 (1), 59–73. doi:10.1007/s10755-013-9260-5

Thinkopolis: Top job skills in Canada in 2015 | Workopolis. (2017, June 23). Retrieved from https://hiring.workopolis.com/article/viii-skills/

Douglas College Programs. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/training-group/essential-skills/programs

University of Michigan Library Three-Tiered High-Level Browse Categories. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.lib.umich.edu/browse/categories/

bibliography – teaching information literacy to 21st century skilled trades students

Bird, N. J., Crumpton, M., Ozan, M., & Williams, T. (2012). Workplace information literacy: a neglected priority for community college libraries. Journal of Business & Financial Librarianship, 17(1), 18-33. doi:10.1080/08963568.2012.630593

Crumpton, M., (2014, October). Teaching workplace information literacy. Paper presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. Retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1053&context=gaintlit

Forster, M. (2017). How is information literacy experienced in the workplace? In Information literacy in the workplace (pp. 11-28). London, England: Facet.http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nscc/detail.action?docID=4834744

Forster, M. (2017). The ‘Workplace Experience Framework’ and evidence-based information literacy education. In Information literacy in the workplace (pp. 149-164). London, England: Facet.http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nscc/detail.action?docID=4834744

Harwood, C. (2012). State of the literacy and essential skills field. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network. Retrieved from: http://en.copian.ca/library/research/clln/state_of_es/state_of_es.pdf

Hollenbeck, Kevin. (1993). An introduction to workplace literacy programs. In Classrooms in the Workplace Workplace: Literacy Programs in Small- and Medium-Sized Firms. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780585246093

Jacobson, T. E., & Mackey, T. P. (2016). Metaliteracy in practice. London: Facet Publishing.

Lloyd, A. (2011). Trapped between a rock and a hard place: What counts as information literacy in the workplace and how is it conceptualized? Library Trends, 60(2), 277-296. Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.nscc.ca/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/918114303?accountid=40480

Lloyd, A. (2012). Information literacy as a socially enacted practice. Journal of Documentation, 68(6), 772-783. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00220411211277037

Molopyane, J., Fourie, I. (2015) A framework for workplace information literacy in academic contexts: Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa) as case study, Library Hi Tech, Vol. 33 Issue: 4, pp.562-583, https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2015-0013

Project Information Literacy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.projectinfolit.org/

Rubin, R. E. (2016). Foundations of library and information science(4th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: ALA Neal-Schuman. — Discusses the six stages of the Information Search Process (p. 376) and how people seek information from other people first (pp. 377-8)

Ruleman, A., Horne-Popp, L., Hallis, R. (2017, March 22-25). Show me the learning: navigating information literacy through multiple life perspectives. Paper presented at the ACRL Conference, At the Helm: Leading Transormation. Retrieved from: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2017/ShowMetheLearning.pdf


bibliography – information literacy needs of today’s students

Amit Mrig, President, Academic Impressions. (2018, March 15). Anticipating the Future: Following the Lead of Community Colleges. Retrieved from https://www.academicimpressions.com/blog/anticipating-the-future-following-the-lead-of-community-colleges/  — Discusses the pressures on community colleges to anticipate and train students for jobs in today’s rapidly changing work world.

Caruth, G. (2014). Learning How to Learn: A Six Point Model for Increasing Student Engagement. Participatory Education Research, 1(2), 1-12. Retrieved from: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED552869

Crumpton, M. A., & Bird, N. J. (2013). Handbook for Community College Librarians. Oxford: Pearson Education.

Dacic, L. (2015, April 30). Webinar Catchup: James Styring, engaging Generation Z. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2015/04/engaging-generation-z-james-styring/

Howe, Neil., Strauss, William. (2003). Millennials go to college. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Howe, Neil. Strauss, William. (2000). Millennials rising: The next great generation. Toronto: Random House of Canada.

Monge, R., & Erica Frisicaro-Pawlowski, E. (2014). Redefining information literacy to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Innovative Higher Education, 39 (1), 59–73. doi:10.1007/s10755-013-9260-5

Munro, D. (2014, November 04). Skills-Where Are We Today? The State of Skills and PSE in Canada. Retrieved from https://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6603

International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-gets-older-demographic-report-shows-3-million-teens-left-social-network-3-years-1543092

Millennials. (2018, July 20). Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/millennials/

Ross, E. (2016, January 20). Eight smart ways to use social media in universities. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jan/20/eight-smart-ways-to-use-social-media-in-universities

Schneider, B. L., & Stevenson, D. (2000). The Ambitious Generation: America’s teenagers, motivated but directionless. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Seemiller, C., & Grace, M., (2016). Generation Z goes to college. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sparks and Honey. (2014, June 17). Meet Generation Z: forget everything you’ve learned about millennials. Retrieved April 15, 2016, from http://www.slideshare.net/sparksandhoney/generation-z-final-june-17

Vogel, P. (2015). Generation jobless?: Turning the youth unemployment crisis into opportunity. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.


bibliography – effective practices in reflective learning

Books and documents:

Bradd, S. Creative planning visual template. (2018, July 22). Retrieved from https://drawingchange.com/a-free-visual-creative-planning-tool-for-goal-setting/

Clear, J. (1994). Mastering creativity: break through mental blocks, uncover your creative genius, and make brilliance a habit. Retrieved from http://jamesclear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/creativity-v1.pdf

Clear, J. (2013). Transform your habits: learning how psychology makes it easier for you to live healthy and actually stick to your goals. Retrieved from http://jamesclear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/habits-v2.pdf

Luna, E. (2015). The crossroads of should and must: Find and follow your passion. New York: Workman Publishing.

Mendel, T. (2015). Using the creative arts for transformational learning. Victoria, BC: Friesen.

Mueller, S. (2017, April 01). Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix explained. Retrieved from http://www.planetofsuccess.com/blog/2015/stephen-coveys-time-management-matrix-explained/

Pillay, S. (2017, October 04). Your brain can only take so much focus. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/05/your-brain-can-only-take-so-much-focus

Plucker, J. A., Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A. (n.d.). What we know about creativity: part of the 4Cs research series. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/docs/Research/P21_4Cs_Research_Brief_Series_-_Creativity.pdf


Blogs, newsfeeds, websites, courses:

Coursera course – Ignite your Everyday Creativity, https://www.coursera.org/learn/ignite-creativity

Coursera course – Learning How to Learn, https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn

Coursera course – A life of Happiness and Fulfillment, https://www.coursera.org/learn/happiness

Coursera course – Sit Less, Get Active, https://www.coursera.org/learn/get-active

InformED, https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/

James Clear (blog), https://jamesclear.com/

P21 course – Creativity: The Wild Mind and the Disciplined Eye, https://www.participate.com/products/creativity-the-wild-mind-and-the-disciplined-eye/b45b28e6-d796-4230-9c25-a676b801d61a

Renee Hartleib’s 40-Day Writing Project https://www.reneehartleib.ca/40-day-writing-project

Sacha Chua, Living an Awesome Life (blog), http://sachachua.com/blog/





creativity cont’d; update to director

I started my LCP because I wanted to see myself as a creative person again. Through taking courses on creativity and embarking on creative processes, I think I have found myself again! I’ve come to see everything I do as a creative process, whether it is cleaning my house, overseeing a project at work or making something.

When I hook a rug, I start with an idea, draw a picture, purchase yarn and go through the process of hooking a small area at a time, while keeping the bigger picture in mind. I’ve come to think of so much of what I do in the same way.

Here is my next rug. It’s based on my tattoo, which my sisters and niece all got in remembrance of our grandmother, who loved the song:

Rug hooking, round 2


I also prepared this update for my Director on how I’m applying my LCP:

I am in the application phase right now and am working on 21st century collection development practices:

  • I will develop staff training for the collection analysis tools we have available to help librarians create collection development plans. I am working with Debbie Kaleva and Charmaine Borden right now (tapping into their LCP knowledge) to create a training plan for FirstSearch, Gobi, Midwest (our shelf-ready vendor platform) and  Library Bound (our Canadian vendor platform). We will be surveying our librarians on their collection development and evaluation best practices to include in the training plan.
  • I am working with database vendors to set up webinars which identify program-specific resources in our aggregate databases (Proquest and Gale have excellent subject experts). I plan to work with librarians to feature these resources in their program LibGuides. Over this summer I worked with Kara to develop an industry report tab in her Business guide, and this will be the model for other specific topics in programs.
  • I monitor resources outside the college which are useful to our students now and when they transition out, and I will work with librarians to feature these in their guides or offer webinars for staff where appropriate (as an example, I set up a webinar with the Canada Business Network last school year).
  • I will work on usage reports for e-resources and print resources to help our staff understand the information needs of our students and staff – last school year alone (Sept. 2017-Jun. 2018) we had over 18,000 ebooks and over 45,0000 journal articles downloaded.