Exercising Research Skills: An Information Literacy Boot Camp for Religious Studies Graduate Assistants

Stephanie Shreffler, Heidi Gauder
2018 Journal of Religious & Theological Information  
Instructional librarians at the University of Dayton collaborated with a religious studies graduate program to offer a three-day information literacy workshop, or "boot camp," to the program's graduate research assistants. The graduate program had found that the assistants' research skills did not meet the expectations of their faculty mentors, and the workshop sought to address these deficiencies. With input from the religious studies faculty, the workshop focused on catalog and database
more » ... ing, Boolean logic, primary sources, and the Chicago citation style. The librarians incorporated active learning exercises into each workshop session. Assessment of the workshop suggested that the assistants gained confidence in these information literacy skills. Feedback from faculty also indicated that the assistants' research skills had improved.
doi:10.1080/10477845.2018.1467821 fatcat:eisn6i4evbd2zk5hew4sr77hnq