Monday, September 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED
Wilson Center

Tuesday, September 24

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon - Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Wilson Center. Meet outside the Wilson Center

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Consortium Colleges & Developing Summer Online Courses Meeting
Olin 110

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kertesha Riley, Career Center
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Google Sites Training
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman to RSVP x 7476
Olin 110

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Tikkun
Deborah Dakin, viola; Janina Ehrlich, cello; and Robert Elfline, piano will perform works by guest artist composer Laura Kaminsky. Paul Olsen will narrate. Free admission.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 25

9:30 - 10:30 AM - PowerPoint Basics Training
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

Thursday, September 26

SYMPOSIUM DAY: Relationships

PepsiCo Recreation Center

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Salon
Brew by the Slough, Tredway Library

3:00 PM - Symposium Day All-Campus Reception
Gävle (Multipurpose) Room, CSL

Friday, September 27

1:30 PM - Upper Mississippi River and Urban Waterfront Joint Conference
RiverCenter Exhibition Hall, 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA

3:00 PM - President Bahls "Town Hall" Meeting - Strategic Directions
Olin Auditorium

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Christina Lorge-Grover, Director of Residential Life talks about the connections that Residential Life makes to the academic mission of the college
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Andreen Hall Lobby

6:00 - 10:00 PM - "Cloudbreak, California" release party
Final Friday will include a release party for Kelly Daniels' book, "Cloudbreak, California"
Free admission.
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, September 28

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Visit Day
Carver Physical Education Center

12:00 - 5:00 PM - Broadway Historic District 25th Anniversary Celebration
22nd Street in Rock Island, IL

8:00 PM - Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch comedy troupe
Centennial Hall

Sunday, September 29

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Swedish Hogmassa (high mass)
Jenny Lind Chapel, 6th Street and Oak Street, Andover, IL

Volume 12, Issue 5 - September 23, 2013

Tredway Library

Blended learning initiative @ Tredway Library - what is plagiarism?

A number of librarians participated in the blended learning workshop last spring and we came away with several ideas. Developing assignments in the form of a tutorial or questionnaire to be completed before a library instruction session allows for more class time with librarians acting as mentors while students work on their own and more time to address higher-level research concepts.

While we are exploring a number of blended learning possibilities, our initial foray into blended learning has been to address the issue of plagiarism.  We have added an interactive tutorial on plagiarism, licensed from the creators at Acadia University, on the library homepage under Citing Sources. Many students honestly don't seem to understand the importance of citing sources appropriately when doing academic work. This tutorial, called You Quote It, You Note It, was integrated as a pre-assignment for a required session for all new international students two weeks ago. The session time was then used for a quick review of some key points, and allowed the students to work on 5 different scenarios in small groups to identify plagiarism issues and discuss them.

During winter term, LSFY 102 instructors are addressing issues of plagiarism, such as paraphrasing, summary, common knowledge and appropriate citing, as a common exercise. Tredway librarians will be adding 2 -3 additional tutorials on the Citing Sources page to provide more nuanced or focused tutorials to assist in learning these skills beyond the introduction given in the current tutorial. We will either be creating these ourselves or license them from other colleges and universities. If you have used a tutorial that you'd like to recommend for inclusion in this list, please contact Connie Ghinazzi.

We are excited about the possibilities that blended learning assignments offer in developing better information fluency skills. In fact, so excited that Tredway Library and Augustana College will be hosting a conference in April, 2014 called New Directions in Information Fluency: A Conference. We hope that many of you will want to share the creative new ideas you've been trying in your classrooms at this conference. Here is the link to additional information: