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Utah Library Association Conference


Sandy, Utah

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  • Students need scaffolded, authentic opportunities to practice and develop research skills.
  • Interdisciplinary faculty collaboration on assignment redesign facilitates peer feedback that isn't usually available.
  • Bringing librarians to the assignment design table establishes stronger connections with and among teaching faculty and promotes deeper learning opportunities for students.

Key principles:

  • Reflect on where students get stuck.
  • Make the implicit explicit.
  • Scaffold the research process.
  • Offer formative assessment and opportunities for peer learning.
  • Consider authentic, "renewable," or public-facing end products.



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