To contribute to the achievement of undergraduate degree level expectations by embedding information literacy components in first- and second-year courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
To embed a librarian in a Reacting to the Past game that is taught to undergraduate students in the Department of History. An embedded librarian will:
- Be a full participant in the game (i.e., have a role sheet and engage in game play).
- Teach an information literacy module that is embedded in a given RTTP game and that includes participatory learning and graded formative assessment.
The making of Maud Malone: Phase 1 (2018-2020)
- Played Maud as a character in the game in Prof. Walker’s first-year seminar. To support this class:
- Developed costume lending library
- Created a traditional course guide
- Offered students one-to-one consultations for bonus marks
- Added relevant secondary sources to the library collection
- Played Maud as a character in the game in Prof. Walker’s second-year history course. To support this class:
- Developed and delivered a synchronous instructional session on searching for historical newspaper articles using The New York Times Archives.
- Offered students one-to-one consultations for bonus marks.
- Five of the twenty-five students in the first-year seminar booked individual consultations and used the materials gathered for these sessions for their formal presentations and/or research essays.
- Typically, 50% of the class used the costume lending library.
- Approximately two to three students asked Maud questions at each session.