Teaching 21st century digital students

Lara Karpenko and Lauri Dietzb recently wrote “The 21st Century Digital Student: Google Books As A Tool In Promoting Undergraduate Research In The Humanities” for the Journal of Effective Teaching.  Within the article, they discuss training issues:

2. Collaborate with Librarians.

Whether in a training course or in other training venues, such as orientations and inservices, bring in librarians to train writing fellows in how to locate primary sources in databases such as Google Books. I have found that these types of one-time trainings can be particularly helpful if a portion is focused on trouble-shooting. What are strategies that experienced researchers use when they face challenges or barriers to their research? What are the best practices for performing successful searches?

Librarians are also key allies for writing fellows to stay in communication with throughout the process because they typically have discipline-specific knowledge that writing fellows, who are often generalist tutors, do not.

Here is the citation to the article. Karpenko, L., & Dietz, L. (2013). The 21st Century Digital Student: Google Books As A Tool In Promoting Undergraduate Research In The Humanities. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 13(1), 89-106.

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