Fall 2023 UConn ECE Library Media Specialists Training

Fall 2023 UConn ECE Library Media Specialists Training Workshop

On Wednesday, November 8th, UConn Early College Experience, and the UConn ECE Liaison from the Babbidge Library, Zach Claybaugh met with participating ECE library media specialists for a professional development training. The group met virtually and heard from content specialists from the library.

  • Literature Resources and Tools for Research: Collections & Humanities Librarian, Richard Bleiler, will walk participants through a variety of UConn Library resources that support literature-focused research. The session will highlight resources available for locating primary texts and secondary (critical) materials, starting with the databases and concluding the LibGuide(s).
  • Information Literacy Tools: An Introduction: This session, led by UConn Health Science Library’s Associate Systems and Technology Administrator Jason Nicosia, will provide an overview of the many guides, tutorials, modules, and other learning objects the UConn Library offers. These objects have been developed to support the information literacy and critical thinking skills of your students. A select group of these tools will be demonstrated live during the session. Helpful tips for integrating these valuable resources into your instructional sessions will also be shared.
  • Intro to STEM Resources and Databases at UConn Library: In this workshop, STEM Librarian Renee Walsh will focus on literacies needed for the successful searching of science topical databases. For example, what is the difference between searching for information in Google versus a database with a controlled vocabulary? Finally, I will introduce the most important topical databases at UConn Library for research in science, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
  • Intro to History Resources: In this workshop, history liaison David Avery will familiarize participants with the range of resources available from UConn Library to support historical research and inquiry.

The training has been recorded and will be available to for reference at: https://guides.lib.uconn.edu/ECE.

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