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Readings for October Journal Club Selected
The next journal club discussion will take place Friday, October 18, from 11:30am-12:30pm. All of the articles are freely available in the September 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries. We had a four-way tie this month! Those who have logged in by the start time of the meeting will prioritize the order, as we may not have time to discuss all four:
- Don Latham and Melissa Gross – “Instructional Preferences of First-Year College Students with Below-Proficient Information Literacy Skills: A Focus Group Study”
- Sarah Robbins and Karen Rupp-Serrano – “How Unique Are Our Users? Part 2: Comparing Responses Regarding the Information-Seeking Habits of Education Faculty”
- Andrew D. Asher, Lynda M. Duke, and Suzanne Wilson – “Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources”
- Donald L. Gilstrap – “Why Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Development”
If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room (directions below).
Mark your calendars
Upcoming Journal Club Discussion dates: December 13 (hosted by Katy Sullivan), February 21 (hosted by Gergana Kostova), and April 18 (hosted by Joanna Gadsby), all Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Blackboard Collaborate Directions
We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended). You will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.