Monday, October 21

3:00 - 4:15 PM - Kent Barnds & Sue Standley present "How Financial Aid Works"
Wilson Center

5:30 - 7:00 PM - "Creation in the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Traditions" presented by Stephen Russell, Cyrus Zargar and Pastor Priggie
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

Tuesday, October 22

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Greg Aguilar, Multicultural Services
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Research Seminar presented by Greg Domski "Molecular Bushwhacking: Design and Synthesis of Novel Donor Functionalized Mono- and Bisimidazolium Salts, Their Corresponding Ruthenium (II) and Palladium (II) Complexes, and Applications to Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation"
Hanson Hall of Science 305

2:00 PM - Frieze Lecture Series: Globalism's Impact, presented by Peter Kivisto
Free admission. Coffee and conversation following the lecture.
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 - 4:30 PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle - "Diversity and Student Learning"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)
Center for Student Life, Sitting area outside of multipurpose room, 4th floor

6:30 PM - Regional Genealogy Resources, presented by the Vice President of the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society
Thomas Tredway Library, Special Collections

8:00 PM - Piano Faculty Recital: Rob Elfline, Mary Neil and Charles Schmidt play works by Claude Debussy, Michael Ippolito and Sergei Rachmaninoff
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Wednesday, October 23

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Campus Ministries Noontime Conversation
"What it means to teach and work, live and learn at Augustana as a Lutheran College"
Grab your lunch in the dining room or bring your own lunch bag. Chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass-Perez, along with Jason Mahn lead a meaningful conversation about "Reality"
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 3), Center for Student Life

Thursday, October 24

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Technology Fair and Showcase
Gävle Multi-Purpose Roo, Center for Student Life

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Employee Service Awards
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - A Conversation with Evelyn Campbell, Mark Anderson and Christina Lorge-Grover
Wilson Center

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, with Heidi Storl and Ian Harrington
Brew by the Slough

5:30 - 7:00 PM - Hallowdreen
Andreen Hall

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Texas Medical Center Program informational meeting
Old Main Forum

7:00 PM - Seed Preservation Workshop
Hanson Hall of Science 322

7:30 - 9:30 PM - Day of the Dead Free Mexican Treats
Casa Latina, Black Culture House, Asian Pagoda House. Altars also in Ascension Chapel, CSL, and Erickson

Friday, October 25

4:00 PM - Friday Converstion - "Where is Everybody?: Study Abroad, Faculty and New Opportunities" presented by Allen Bertsche
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Augie's Top Voice, featuring Heywire & Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Tickets $3 in advance; $5 at the door
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Saturday, October 26

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Fall Visit Day
Carver Center

7:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe Fall Show
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 27

1:30 PM - The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts directed by Jennifer Popple
Tickets are $11 for general public and $9 for senior citizens, students and Augustana faculty/staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks II
Conductor Mark Russell Smith, Sarah Shafer, sporano, and Joel Fan, piano
Ticket Price $8 - $51; call (563) 322-7276 for tickets
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - Voice Recital performed by Silvia Ramirez-Bertolasi and Brian Jozwiak
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Volume 12, Issue 9 - October 21, 2013

Tredway Library

New LSFY Information Literacy Outcomes

This year, LSFY instructors are working with a revised and streamlined version of the LSFY skills matrix. The new matrix has one overarching information literacy outcome per term:

The biggest question we at the library anticipate is: what happened to finding sources? Won't students be learning how to search databases and catalogs, brainstorm keywords, and order books and articles through I-Share and interlibrary loan? And, if not that, what will they learn?

The revised information literacy outcomes are based on the results of the Tredway Library's 2011-2013 assessment projects, which demonstrated first and foremost that finding on-topic sources is the easiest part of information literacy for students. They need the most help, and guided practice, mastering the research process. In other words, they struggle with things like developing topics and research questions, evaluating sources, and articulating how the sources they find contribute to their papers and projects.

Therefore, the three new LSFY information literacy outcomes assume that "finding sources" is a means to an end, not an end in itself. The outcomes also bring special collections--which works with about 25% of LSFY students each year--more explicitly into the endeavor of teaching information literacy; special collections is suited by its very nature to teaching students to think about sources rather than merely find them.

This, then, is what we mean by the three revised outcomes.

Questions about the outcomes? Get in touch with one of the five reference and instruction librarians--Stefanie Bluemle, Anne Earel, Connie Ghinazzi, Amanda Makula, or Margi Rogal--or special collections librarian Sarah Horowitz. And stay tuned for next week's column, about the assessment projects that informed the revised outcomes.