LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Salads: Reaching Diverse Populations

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The phrase “21st century skills” has been a buzzword among librarians for some time now, but is still working its way into the vocabulary of educators and education administrators. 21st century skills (critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, creativity, communication, and innovation) are an integral part of ensuring a successful transition into college. It has become clear that efforts to ease this transition are to be a collaborative effort among librarians, educators, and administrators. Academic librarians in particular hold a great responsibility in this effort because well-prepared college freshman increase the likelihood of retention and student success.

This session will outline the content of a library workshop given in conjunction with Ohio Wesleyan University’s Teaching Workshop (a companion course to student teaching). In the workshop, pre-service teachers learn how to effectively use library resources, web applications, and school librarians in the classroom. The workshop also instructs students how to complete a Technology Assignment wherein they are asked to create a lesson plan that responsibly and effectively engages technology in the classroom.

In addition to the workshop content outline, session attendees will receive a link to the workshop's LibGuide. Time will be allotted to share other successful collaborations and brainstorm plans for future workshops.