• Librarian Contributions in Launching a New Veterinary Medicine College

      Pfander, Jeanne; Cuillier, Cheryl; University of Arizona Libraries (2021-06-16)
      In this presentation we will describe the different roles we have played in working with faculty and administrators through the accreditation and launch of the new College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the University of Arizona. The liaison librarian played a key role, beginning with gathering information for the Library & Information Resources chapter (Standard 5) of the self-study report for the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education accreditation team’s site visit. Once the college received the Letter of Reasonable Assurance in the accreditation process, the Vet Med liaison librarian and the Open Education Librarian began working in earnest with newly hired faculty. We did multiple onboarding sessions about library services and resources, including free-to-use course materials. CVM wanted to keep course material costs as low as possible, so we provided extensive support in identifying open educational resources and multi-user ebook titles. For Fall 2020, the library was able to provide free access to 38 of 41 required textbooks to CVM students. As the first cohort of students began their studies, we embedded a Library Resources Community in the CVM’s Elentra platform to share resources and to communicate directly with faculty and students.
    • Personalized Library Instruction for 500 of Your Favorite Students: Utilizing Technology in Large Lecture Halls

      Dewland, Jason; Cuillier, Cheryl; DeFrain, Erica; University of Arizona; University of Arizona; University of Vermont (2013-06)
      In the spring semester of 2013, the University of Arizona Libraries partnered with the Eller College of Management to provide instruction to all first-semester Eller students. An online toolkit of library resources was created in Blackboard. The first day of the semester, two groups of 250 students each assembled into a lecture hall and received an overview of the Eller first-year experience, which included a 50-minute library instruction session. The challenge was how to provide an environment in which the students could have hands-on instruction while receiving personalized assistance and also to ensure that the students retained the concepts learned. The librarians utilized online quizzes to guide the in-class instruction and then required a four-part post-class tutorial, using interactive guide-on-the-side technology to strengthen retention and follow-up quizzes to test retention. This poster’s charts, screen shots, and photos will examine the process, the technology utilized, and results from the quizzes and website analytics.
    • Wrangling Open Educational Resources

      Cuillier, Cheryl; University of Arizona Libraries (2014-11)
      Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are free to use, customize, and share. There’s a goldmine of OER online, but locating them is like trying to herd cattle (or cats). It takes persistence and a knack for tracking down things that are scattered all over. OER range from digital textbooks, lesson plans, and games to assignments, videos, and lab notes. Learn about the benefits of OER, potential barriers, where to find high-quality OER, and how to increase customers’ awareness of them. The target audience for this presentation is anyone who works with K-12 classes, college students, instructors, and lifelong learners.