Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library El Paso Community College - Northwest Campus Partnerships for student success and community engagement Monica Wong, Northwest Head Librarian / Professor Lorely Ambriz, Northwest Librarian / Assistant Professor EPCC Board Meeting March 23, 2016 Our location…. three states & two nations • • • • • City County line without a public library Low income agricultural area & affluent upper valley Predominantly Spanish speaking Low literacy level Next to a high school, an early college high school & a head start Facilities Growth 1994 2003 700 sq.ft. 10,800 sq.ft. 2012 15, 800 sq.ft. Family Literacy Center Class room size library Hummingbird Garden Growth in Services Public Services Statistics 2003-2015 Academic Book Circulation Computer Usage Study Rooms Library Instruction (# of sessions) Library Instruction (# of students) 2003 2015 % Increase 3,825 17,755 203 6,226 73,720 5,720 61% 315% 2,718% 96 217 126% 2,082 4,623 122% 2003 2015 % Increase 122 4117 417 14002 142% 140% Community Programs Attendees Grants Awarded • Texas Humanities Book Grants, $1,000 (1999) • Target Grants, $3,000 for Technology and Family Literacy Project (2008) • Dollar General $3,000 for Science Fair Project (2009) • El Paso Community Foundation $1,000 for Sign Language (2009) • HUD HSIAC grant $600,000 for a Family Literacy Center (2009-2012) • Texas State Library Special Project Grant, $150,000 (2010-2012) • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Celebrate Urban Birds $500 (2012) • Young Adult Library Services Association $5,000 (2014) • El Paso Public Library Partnership $661,000 (2003-2015) Dual Mission Academic 1,930 FTE students 304 faculty & staff Community 514 adults 316 minors (17 & under) Academic Services •Tailored library instruction in collaboration with disciplines; •Individualized instruction on library resources; •Address patron questions walk-in, phone or e-mail; •Assistance with MLA/APA Styles citation. Academic Services Embedded Librarianship Collaboration with Disciplines We have been, and are continuing to examine opportunities to embed academic library instruction into the curriculum: • To spend more than one class period to teach them the overall information seeking process and strategies; • To produce independent learners with transferable information literacy skills through embedded librarianship and faculty collaboration for lifelong learning. Library Instruction (# of sessions) Library Instruction (# of students) 2003 2015 % Increase 96 2,082 217 4,623 226% 222% Academic Services Embedded Librarianship Collaboration with Disciplines Faculty Perception Study Results: What is your general perception of EPCC students’ existing information literacy skills level? Academic Services Embedded Librarianship Collaboration with Disciplines Student Perception Study Results Discerning among different genres of studies and utilizing this information Academic Services Embedded Librarianship and Collaboration with Disciplines Dividing the thesis argument into key terms CRITICAL APPROACHES DESCRIPTION 1. EMPHASIS ON THE TEXT 1.1. New Criticism • Psychological or historical information about the author, the intentions or feelings about the author or readers 1.2. Structuralism • Linguistic insights • Principles of language • Interrelations of signs in the language • Association of a word and what it said to signify • Interactions of words and ideas that stand apart from individual human identities or sociopolitical commitments KEY TERMS FOUNDER(S) OF / MAJOR TIME PERIOD / HISTORY / CONTRIBUTOR(S) TO THE DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT OF THE CRITICAL APPORACH Author/Source Reader/Reception Formalism 1920's-1970's Metaphors British American Alliterations Cold War Figurative language Fascist and Emotional conquest communist regimes Linguistics Political context Philosophy Political theory Paradox Irony Ambiguity Tension Rythms or rhyme schemes Meaning 1960's-1970's Genres French Myths Soviet Union Phonetics Prague Differentiation Dualisms Language Linguistics Codes Gestures Signals Symbols Patterns I. A. Richards, T. S. Eliot, Cleanth Brooks, David Daiches, William Empson, Murray Krieger, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, F. R. Leavis, Robert Penn Warren, W. K. Wimsatt, R. P. Blackmur, Rene Wellek, Ausin Warren, and Ivor Winters. Ferdinand de Saussure, laude LéviStrauss, A. J. Greimas, Jonathan Culler, Roland Barthes (bart), Roman Jakobson, Vladimir Propp, and Terence Hawkes. Academic Services Embedded Librarianship and Collaboration with Disciplines Annotated Bibliography Evaluation Rubric Performance Level 0 Not Evidence (does not use criteria) Use of Evaluative Criteria: Currency Use of Evaluative Criteria: Relevance Credibility of Source Performance Level 1 Developing (uses criteria, but at face value) Student identifies the date the source was Student does not identify the date the published/created but does not use this source was published/created. information to determine if the source is appropriate for their research project. Performance Level 2 Competent (uses criteria critically) Student identifies the date the source was published/created and uses this information to determine if the source is appropriate for their research project. Student states that the source is useful for their project, but does not provide an Student states that the source is useful for their project explanation of why the source is relevant, and develops the relationship between the source and Student does not state how the source such as it contains background information, the research topic, using specific examples from the is useful for their research project. leads to other sources, provides specific type source and placing them within the context of the of evidence or answers the student's research student's project. question. Student discusses the source's correctness and Student discusses the source's correctness and reliability, but the student takes the Student does not discuss the reliability, including a discussion of the quality of information presented at face-value, and does correctness and reliability of the information presented in the source. The student not consider the evidence of information information in the source. considers the evidence or arguments present in the presented and how that information can be source and how that information can be verified. verified elsewhere. Use of Evaluative Criteria: Authority Student identifies the author, publisher or Student does not identify the author, organization that created the source but does publisher, or organization that created not use this information to determine if the the source. source is appropriate for their research project. Student identifies author, publisher, or organization that created the source and uses this information to determine if the source is appropriate for their research project. The students connects the author of the source to the student's topic. Use of Evaluation Criteria: Purpose (author's purpose for creating the source) The student discusses the author's purpose or The student does not consider the motives for creating the source, but does not author's purpose or motive for creating evaluate how his purpose affects the the source. information in the source. The student discusses the author's purpose or motives for creating the source, identifies potential bias or conflict of interest, and justifies why the source is still credible for the student's research project. Adapted from: Rinto, E. E. (2013). Developing and Applying an Information Literacy Rubric to Student Annotated Bibliographies. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice; Vol 8, No 3 (2013). Academic Services Embedded Librarianship and Collaboration with Disciplines Combining rhetorical proofs with 21st century communication Proofs Pathos Emotional Connection (How the audience's feelings are engaged) Ethos Credibility (How the audience perceives the credibility of the writer) Logos Logical Argument (How the audience perceives the text as reasonable) Means of Persuading Themes Visuals Figurative Language Stories Humor Delivery Technique Trustworthiness Similarity Authority Reputation Sincerity Standard English Facts Research Shared Wisdom Diagrams/Charts /Examples Definitions http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ethos-logos-pathos-21st-century-todd-finley Academic Services Social Media to consume information and generate new knowledge INFORMATION LITERACY & KNOWLEDGE results from the ability to: CAPTURE USE & SHARE VERIFY INFORMATION COMPREHEND & ASSESS ACCESS CLASSIFY ORGANIZE “We now just remember bits and pieces of an article that we read, but we can remember who tweeted it or which email account it was sent to, and then access it again when we need it.” Andy Burkhardt - “Outsourcing Our Memories To Google,” Information Tyrannosaur Academic Services Social Media to consume information and generate new knowledge If an important social, political, or cultural event happens, where is the first place that you learn about it? Rank from 1 to 4. 1 being the most likely place you will hear about it first. Academic Services Social Media to consume information and generate new knowledge https://twitter.com/EPN/status/6855263040 58294272 Academic Services Sharing the embedded librarian model Presentations/training for EPCC faculty and staff • 2016 NW Campus Division Meeting • 2016 District Wide English Discipline Meeting • 2016 RG Campus Faculty/Librarians • 2015-2016 Faculty Development week • 2015 Professional Development Day YsletaISD Dual Credit Instructors Outreach training for faculty, teachers, and librarians • 2015 YsletaISD Teachers Networking Technology & Content Conference • 2015 UTEP’s Sun Conference • 2015 Border Regional Library Association Conference Academic Services Early College High School and Dual Credit Courses • • • • • • Providing library instruction to Dual Credit Courses on campus and off campus to Coronado HS, Canutillo HS and NECHS. 93 sessions offered, serving 1,913 students within the last 4 years. EDUC 1300 ENGL 1301 ENGL 1302 ENGL 4 ENGL 2323 BIOL 1406 Borderlands on the Web Project • Seed funding by the ITAC, Bob Starke, Project Director. • Web page designed by faculty Joe Old maintained by NW PT Librarian Rachel Murphree. • A collaboration of faculty, librarians, library staff and work-study students. • It contains over 4,000 files and pictures and numerous other Web resource links. • 25 years of issues of EPCC student research on local history can be accessed globally though Google. • NW Librarians Rachel Murphree and Helen Bell provide tailored library instruction for ENGL 1302 Local History courses. 1999 Digitalization 16 years of Borderlands issues 1991 1999 1992 2000 1993 2001 1994 2003 1995 2004 1997 2005 1998 2006 1999 2007 Henry C. Trost Borderlands Video Histories produced by Borderlands students Borderlands Cited by • Over 40 text books, encyclopedias and scholarly press Handbook of Texas Online. • Hispanic American Historical Review online, Duke University. • Texas State Historical Association Online. Borderlands Cited by Congressman Beto O’Rourke has been citing Borderlands articles in multiple occasions in his Social Media platforms, particularly Facebook. This is a post from March 15, 2016. Borderlands Serves Local Community Borderlands Borderlands page view statistics were reaching over 590,000 views in 2007 and dropped down as low as 7 in 2014 views because of server changes Borderlands 45,000 access in 2015 Community Partnerships Partnership was formed with El Paso Public Libraries in 2003. School partners: • Canutillo ISD • El Paso ISD • Gadsden ISD • Ysleta ISD • Region XIX Head Start • Region XIX Migrant Education Community partners: • Girl Scouts • YWCA U.S. Federal programs: • Southwest Key Programs • USAID Georgetown University SEED program • National Library of Medicine Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library naming the library after Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Bush in 2005 The mother grew up in Canutillo. She and her daughter former First Lady Laura Bush are readers and library supporters. First Lady visits the Library Read Across America /Dr. Seuss Birthday (2004-present) A one-week celebration whit participation of over 600 pre-K through third grade students from three school districts (EPISD, CISD, GadsdenISD) Gonzalo and Sofia Garcia Elementary, Davenport Elementary, Canutillo Elementary, Bill Childress Elementary and Sunland Park Elementary School. 2016 Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration • EPCC Spring Arts Festival funding • 800 elementary students from EPISD, Gadsden ISD celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with reading, technology, drumming and a college tour. Develop Toddler Tech Curriculum with Dr. Cristina Gonzalez • • • • Requests from Canutillo Migrant Education (2006) Developed EPCC Toddler Tech Program Obtained $153,000 grants Serves Head Start, Migrant Education, elementary school students and community children and parents Curriculum using Smart Tables & iPads and reading activities for: • Story & E-book reading • Problem solving activities Toddler Tech • Dr. Gonzales brings students to participate in our summer and spring Toddler Tech programs • Teachers from Central America SEED program and EPCC students were trained to use technology and volunteered to read to children. Toddler Tech Early Childhood Education students volunteer for reading. Library Staff Christian Waldmannstetter and librarians Helen Bell and Estella Gleason design and deliver bilingual instructions • Toddler Tech Video 2011 Summer Program: Books and Beyond 96 Classes offered - two weeks in June 2015 323 Registered in multiple classes 5,552 Attendees Web Page Design Family Reading Kung Fu Fan Dance CISD Soccer Field Summer Books and Beyond College Going Culture and Reading Literacy • 332 children registered for two-week Summer Program • 230 received reading certificates • Library staff developed registration process programs and assist and teach reading, science, technology, sports and arts programs. • Worked with staff from Cashier Services, Center for Students with Disabilities, IT, Media Center, Physical Plant and Police. 2015 Library Summer Program surveyed 117 parents • 37% of parents are not aware of EPCC Northwest Campus • 89% feel comfortable in a college environment after the Summer Program • 64% are planning their children’s college education Summer Program 2015 Areas Served Canutillo, Anthony, Vinton, Westway Central Canutillo, Anthony, Vinton, Westway 12% Clint Central 2% Clint 1% East Michigan Westside/Upper Valley 26% New Mexico East 8% Other States 1% New Mexico 9% Northeast West Westside/Upper Valley West 41% Northeast 1% Community Engagement 2016 Books & Beyond Summer Program Thank you!