• An Integrative Model for Information Literacy

    An Integrative Model for Information Literacy

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Summer Hours

Red clock in grassSummer hours begin on Monday, May 14th:

Mondays – Thursdays 8 am to 4 pm
Fridays 10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays – Sundays Closed

See http://www.castleton.edu/library/contact-us/hours/ for exceptions.

For Faculty: Introducing more than 30 Info Lit Activities!

Over the past year, we have been busy designing various elements of our new approach to information literacy (see our Information Literacy & Library Instruction Guide for details), including developing and piloting 3 new scaffolded instruction sessions.  We will spend the summer refining the piloted sessions, and hope to be able to share lesson plans with faculty by Fall.

We are excited to offer faculty a key element of the Information Literacy Topic Instruction and Support component of our new program:

Information Literacy Activities

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Our new Integrative Model for Information Literacy guide provides more than 30 activities covering information literacy topics – activities have been curated or developed by Castleton librarians.  These activities are a supplement to our reference and instruction services and are meant to be incorporated into courses – they can be delivered by a librarian or by the instructor.  The guide and activities are organized around the 6 Threshold Concepts from the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the 13 topics we have mapped to the Framework.  We will add additional activities as they are developed.

We encourage faculty to contact one of our librarians about how our new approach can better support their courses and our students.

Study Break – Monday, May 7th at 5pm

Join us for lemonade and sweet treats!  The library would like to invite you to enjoy some sweet treats and lemondae. Monday, May 7th starting at 5pm (while supplies last).  Take a break from studying to refuel.

Spring Book Sale

Come check out what is SPRINGing up at the library! SPRING BOOK SALE Get a recycled book to take out into the sunshine and read! Visit the book sale at the Calvin Coolidge Library at Castleton University April 30th –May 11th during regular library hours VHS tapes are 50¢ each Hardcover $1.00 Paperback 50¢ Kids 25¢Come see what is Springing up in the Calvin Coolidge Library at Castleton University! Our book sale will run from April 30, 2018 through May 11, 2018. We have a large variety of VHS tapes for sale this year, 50¢ each.
Hardcovers $1.00
Paperbacks 50¢
Children’s books 25¢
DVD $1.00
CDs 50¢

14 Days to Have Your Say feedback

See the feedback we gathered from our Spring 14 Days to Have Your Say initiative: http://libguides.castleton.edu/14days

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Extended Hours begin April 30

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Extended hours before final exams begin on Monday, April 30!

Monday April 30 – Thursday May 3 8 am to 1 am
Friday May 4 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday May 5 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday May 6 3 pm to 1 am

See http://www.castleton.edu/library/contact-us/hours/ for all of our hours.

14 Days to Have Your Say is back!

Partnering with SGA, our Spring 2018 14 Days to Have Your Say will focus on library space.  Please provide us with your feedback from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 22 using the online survey at http://libguides.castleton.edu/14days or via comment cards available in the library.

14 Days to Have Your Say; Mon. April 9th - Sun. April 22nd; Share your comments and suggestions about the Calvin Coolidge Library's space.

 

 

Spring Break Hours

We will have shorter hours over Spring Break:

Friday March 30 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday March 31 – Sunday April 1 Closed
Monday April 2 – Friday April 6 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday April 7 Closed

Regular semester hours resume on Sunday April 8.

Information Literacy Events

Faculty and staff are invited to three upcoming Information Literacy events:

Information Literacy Forum

Thursday March 15th at 12:30 pm in the Library Media Viewing Room &

Thursday April 19th at 12:30 pm in the Library Media Viewing Room

Join us to discuss and learn more about the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the 6 threshold concepts inspiring the Library’s new approach to information literacy instruction and support.

 Scaffolding for Successful Research Assignments Brown Bag

Thursday, April 26th at 12:30 pm in the Library Media Viewing Room

Professors Andy Alexander, Ana Alfaro-Alexander, and Adam Chill will share how they have used scaffolded research assignments to help students succeed.

Can’t wait to learn more?  Visit our Information Literacy and Library Instruction at http://libguides.castleton.edu/infolit

Blind Date with a Book

Come to the library in February to participate in Blind Date with a Book!

Blind Date With a Book

Just like going on a blind date, take a book home without knowing the title.  Each book features a few descriptive words to entice you into going home with it.  Stop by our Blind Date with a Book display and:

  1. Read the descriptions on the front of the package.
  2. Select the one you want to take home.
  3. Bring your chosen book to the Circulation Desk to be checked out.
  4. When you are ready to end the “date,” please take a few minutes to fill out the “Rate Your Date” card inside each book.

…..Who knows? You may just fall in love…..