Monday, January 20

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Symposium Day: Social Justice

6:30 PM - High School Honor Band Finale Concert
Centennial Hall

7:30 - 9:00 PM - Tredway Library Book Club Meeting:  Divergent
PBK Room, Tredway Library, 4th floor

Tuesday, January 21

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Maureen Zach, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 PM - Google Drive Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

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

8:00 PM - Faculty Voice Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, January 22

4:-00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series (and sabbatical leave report): "Instead" presented by Rebecca Wee
Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Cyrus Zargar discusses the Persian Poet Rumi
His talk will be followed with classes on Wednesdays, 1/29/ 2/5, 2/12 using "Spiritual Verses"
Unitarian Church, 3707
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA

7:30 PM - "Enriching Science with its History/Biography and with the Arts" presented by Pangratios Papacosta, Columbia College
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
reception to follow in the Teaching Museum of Art

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit applications for Student Summer Fellowships to Bill Hammer

Thursday, January 23

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
Bring photo ID
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Division Meetings
See Announcements Page for locations

11:30 AM - Meeting to Explore Ideas for a Food Studies Program at Augustana
Evald Great Hall

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, featuring Farah Marklevits
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 - 8:00 PM - "Monitoring Polar Ice Using Satellites, Airplanes and a Robot" presented by Dr. Lora Koenig
John Deere Lecture Hall

Friday, January 24

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - CANCELLED

Saturday, January 25

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Susan Bawden, bassoon
Also featuring Robert Elfline, piano; Susan Schwaegler, clarinet; Janet Stodd, flute; Lee Kessinger, horn
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Asian Night
Tickets are $5
College Center Dining Room

8:00 PM - Percussion Ensemble Concert
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

Sunday, January 26

3:00 PM - Mozart Woodwind Quintet
Tickets are available by calling the Quad City Symphony Orchestra box office at 563-322-7276
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

3:00 PM - Martini Swingers offer free Salsa Lessons
Dance Studio (Carriage House)

Volume 12, Issue 17 - January 20, 2014

Tredway Library

In a 2011 interview with Project Information Literacy, Sandra Jamieson and Rebecca Moore Howard of the Citation Project addressed the preliminary results from their study of students' source use in first-year composition papers. Jamieson and Howard told Project Information Literacy that:

While these results may seem promising at first, Jamieson and Howard noted that the low percentage of summaries suggests a correspondingly low engagement with the overall arguments of complex texts; students interacted with texts largely at the sentence level instead. As further evidence of this assertion, the Citation Project found that:

What do these findings mean for Augustana? Those who attended the Assessment for Improvement committee's winter-break workshop on teaching and assessing reading and oral communication clearly seemed to think that students have difficulty grappling with texts. In fact, workshop presenter Alice Horning of Oakland University, Michigan, cited the Citation Project's findings in her session about strategies for teaching reading.

Although library instruction is commonly viewed as teaching students search strategies--developing keywords, employing Boolean operators, etc.--the Tredway librarians have come to believe that we, too, should emphasize thinking about sources as the ultimate end of our work. This new approach was originally suggested by the library's recent assessment projects, and it is reflected in the new LSFY information literacy outcomes, as well as new teaching strategies for library sessions in LSFY and beyond.

At the same time, we know and understand that the process of research writing ties writing and information literacy so closely together that students cannot possibly grasp the skills they need from library visits alone. On March 14 (week 1 of spring term), Lucas Street and Stefanie Bluemle will lead a Friday Conversation about student source use inspired by their experience as judges for the Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research, which attracts some of the very best essays by our LSFY and Honors students. They will discuss what these papers, and Lucas's work in the Reading/Writing Center, have taught them about Augustana students' engagement with sources, and use their observations as a springboard for a larger discussion.

That Friday Conversation is the precursor to an April 4-5 visit by Sandra Jamieson herself. Jamieson will lead a workshop for Augustana faculty at the April 4 Friday Conversation and present the keynote address at the library's conference, New Directions in Information Fluency, on the morning of April 5.

We at Tredway hope you will join us for some or all of these upcoming events! In the meantime, if you have questions or want to start a conversation about student source use, please get in touch with your liaison librarian.