Blog post 8 – Reference Interview Worksheet – Precision Ratio

Question : You are a recent graduate of an LIT program. You’ve been hired to work at the Small Community College Library as the Instructional Specialist. You need ideas on how to work with faculty to ingrate information literacy instruction into their lessons.  

Step 1 of the research process

Open questions asked by the LIT to establish the topic, including the parameters of the topic (primary v secondary sources, special formats required, popular v scholarly sources, etc.):

Step One: Search Process

Librarian: Hello, How can I assist you today?”

LIT (Instructional Sp.): Hi, I am the Small Community college Instructional specialist and I need ideas integrate to information literacy information for faculty members in their lesson plan.

Librarian: Could you give me more specific information you need?

LIT: I’m looking for information on Instructional one on one for information literacy that I be teaching for a faculty lesson.

Librarian: If I am correct you want information on how faculty can add in their plan one on one instruction for information literacy?

LIT : Yes.

Concept map of the topic after the LIT has asked questions to determine precisely what the client needs to know about the topic; where appropriate, indicate possible sources to check for information to find the information that the client needs to know.


Step 2 of the research process – use a tool like Google, the catalogue or a periodical index

What tool are you using to find and retrieve information?  _____Durham library catalogue ________________________

Original search:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
 

 

Instructional specialist

 

 

 

Information literacy  

 

First revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
 

Instructional specialist

 

 

 

 

Information literacy Academic* OR Faculty

 

Second revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
 

Instructional specialist

 

 

 

 

 

Information literacy ( Academic or faculty)

( One on one instruction)

Insert a screen capture that displays your search strategy and the first page of your search results.

Precision Ratio: 15 / 20

What tool are you using to find and retrieve information?  ____Google scholar _________________________

Original search:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
 

 

Instructional specialist

 

 

AND information literacy AND Faculty  

 

First revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
 

 

 

 

 

 

  One on One instruction

Second revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords

Insert a screen capture that displays your search strategy and the first page of your search results.

google scholar

google scholar

Precision Ratio: 6 /10

Using Library and Information Science Source or ERIC, construct a keyword search of ALL FIELDS for information about teaching college students how to do research.

Original search:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords
information literacy Faculty Instruction or Instructional

First revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords

Second revisions:

Concept one keywords Concept two keywords Concept three keywords

Insert a screen capture that displays your search strategy and the first page of your search results.

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One Response to Blog post 8 – Reference Interview Worksheet – Precision Ratio

  1. Sue says:

    firstly – please remove the categories BOOKTALK and LIT STREAM from your list of categories so they don’t appear in the menu.
    secondly – regarding this post – I asked you not to use the library catalogue at Durham College because it gives WAY too many results now that the library uses the SErials Solution overlay. No worries that you did, I was just trying to save you the frustration. The next search is google scholar. OK… I don’t see a screen capture or the precision ratio.
    For the final search, I think you used LISS. Great choice! Once you get there, use the list of subjects (descriptors, thesaurus, or subjects link on the screen) to find the preferred way to state each concept. Select the most important concept and do a keyword search using the words YOU think are correct plus (OR) the preferred term. If you find too much, look at your results and see if it makes sense to refine to a specific subject area where you are trying to teach information literacy (eg, nursing) or some other way to narrow, Great start!!!

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