Course Materials Fall 2020 (Digital-First Approach)
In light of Huron's fully online approach to course delivery for Fall 2020, and aligning with the broader strategy being adopted across the wider Affiliate and Western library communities, Library & Learning Services (LLS) at Huron will adopt a 'digital-first' approach to the provision of access to course & library materials for the Fall 2020 semester.
This fall, no physical course reserves (i.e., short-term loan, required or recommended readings) will be housed on-site in the Library at Huron. Instead, LLS staff will facilitate digital access to required readings via a new, pilot-based Course Readings Service. This approach will ensure that all required course readings are available in digital format and may be uploaded to course sites within OWL where students may access them directly, consistently, and on an ongoing basis. Working within the bounds of current copyright legislation and fair dealing guidelines, we will selectively digitize print content (e.g., book chapters, journal articles) wherever possible. We will also acquire access to eBooks, eJournals, eTextbooks, and streaming media where this content is available for libraries to license.
Need help with course materials?
Melissa Rapp, Course Materials Support
Coordinator, Content and Collections
Need help with course readings?
Christina Vivinetto, Course Reserves Support
Coordinator, User Services
Thank you for visiting this page. My name is Colleen Burgess, Huron's Teaching and Learning Librarian. I look forward to collaborating with you! Currently I am on leave, in my stead please contact our interim Teaching and Learning Librarian, Rachel Melis.
My pedagogical approach: As a former secondary school teacher of English turned academic librarian, my research interests are in the pedagogy of Information Literacy (IL) instruction, feminist pedagogy, and critical practice. My approach to instruction is informed by my research and involves a collaborative approach in which I partner with you to determine how, where, and when to integrate formal information literacy and research skills instruction into your courses.
The classes I teach are designed to include:
- Alignment with Western’s Degree Outcomes (WDOs), Western’s Information Literacy Learning Outcomes (ILLOs), and your specific Course Outcomes.
- A scaffolded plan to teach the research skills necessary for success in a forthcoming course assignment
- Pre & post-test assessment of student learning
- Active learning and blended learning techniques
Information Literacy Topics:
- Research as Inquiry: developing a research question & concept mapping one's thinking about a topic
- Authority is Constructed and Contextual: assessing authority and bias within a published scholarly work and within one's own approach to research
- Searching as Strategic Exploration: planning a search, keyword development, navigating information organization systems, divergent and convergent research thinking
- Scholarship as Conversation: information evaluation, citation methods/tools, joining the scholarly conversation, moving from a consumer of scholarship to a contributor
- Information Power Structures: hegemony in library cataloging and implications for research
If you're interested to collaborate together on one of your courses, please contact:
Rachel Melis, Teaching and Learning Librarian (Interim)
Coordinator of Research and Instructional Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 235.
Faculty & Staff Library Collection Notifications
As your new Coordinator Content and Collections, I would like to resume the emailing of new titles on a monthly basis. The lists will be very similar to the way Bice did them. However, one new feature is the new titles will be hyperlinked to the OPAC where you can learn more about a title and easily place a hold. The first lists to go out will be rather extensive as they will cover May-September. Also, please feel free to drop by my office to browse new books. I am located behind the circulation desk.