Location

Waldorf

Start

1-17-2018 1:50 PM

End

1-17-2018 3:00 PM

Short Description

Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library is a joint use facility that serves both an academic and a public community. The library has a variety of education and teacher resources that serve the research needs of on site and off-campus students and faculty in the Fischler College of Education. These resources also support the research needs a of non-NSU affiliated audience. We will discuss how academic libraries can reach out to school teachers beyond their campus and we will provide an overview of the potential benefits of our databases for teachers at a distance.

Abstract

Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library is a joint use facility that serves both an academic and a public community. The library has a variety of online education and teacher resources that serve the research needs of on site and off-campus students and faculty in the Fischler College of Education. These resources also support the research needs a of non-NSU affiliated audience including public users. We have many databases relevant to local school teachers featured on our Teacher Resources website and these are accessible to anyone with an Alvin Sherman Library card. However, our potential users were not always aware of this website. Therefore, we developed promotional materials that were distributed during Broward county school teacher outreach events. We also created education specific library guides that highlight our online resources and are accessible to anyone using the Alvin Sherman Library website.

During this session, we will discuss how two academic librarians are reaching out to a wider audience of school teachers beyond their campus using their instructional experience teaching distance learners how to use teacher oriented databases. We will overview the appealing features of some of the databases for teachers at a distance. Databases featured include, Lynda.com, Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, Credo Reference Center, Gale Science in Context.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

K-12

Moderator

Joana Fernandez, NSU

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Jan 17th, 1:50 PM Jan 17th, 3:00 PM

Give to Teachers What Belongs to Teachers: Promoting Academic Library Resources to School Teachers

Waldorf

Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library is a joint use facility that serves both an academic and a public community. The library has a variety of online education and teacher resources that serve the research needs of on site and off-campus students and faculty in the Fischler College of Education. These resources also support the research needs a of non-NSU affiliated audience including public users. We have many databases relevant to local school teachers featured on our Teacher Resources website and these are accessible to anyone with an Alvin Sherman Library card. However, our potential users were not always aware of this website. Therefore, we developed promotional materials that were distributed during Broward county school teacher outreach events. We also created education specific library guides that highlight our online resources and are accessible to anyone using the Alvin Sherman Library website.

During this session, we will discuss how two academic librarians are reaching out to a wider audience of school teachers beyond their campus using their instructional experience teaching distance learners how to use teacher oriented databases. We will overview the appealing features of some of the databases for teachers at a distance. Databases featured include, Lynda.com, Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, Credo Reference Center, Gale Science in Context.