2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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LOBO: A Librarian/Faculty Collaboration

Saunders, Linda         (919) 515-5757
      Department Head
      Research & Information Services
      North Carolina State University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
The original NCSU Libraries' Library Online Basic Orientation (LOBO) was introduced in 1997. Since then advances in technology allow much more interactivity, and the examples within the tutorial needed to be updated. The Instruction Team of the Research & Information Services Department worked with library staff in other departments and with English instructors to craft an entirely new LOBO. The new version was introduced in English 111 classes in the Fall, 2003. LOBO provides a basis for informaton literacy instruction and support for the information needs of English 111 students. The new structure of LOBO is modular, allowing students to go directly to any section of the tutorial. The modules can be adapted by library subject specialists working with faculty in other departments to develop a tutorial which will focus on a specific subject area. LOBO has been selected for the 2003 ALA/Information Today Library of the Future Award to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Toronto in June. Features of LOBO identifed as the primary reasons for selection for the award were -The technolgy used (including keyword searching and citation builders, viewlets, and wizards) -The collaborative effort with faculty -The link from within LOBO to Ask a Librarian LIVE virtual reference service, which gives students with questions an interactive real-time connection with librarians

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Session type:
Poster session (all day, 45 minutes interactive)

Time slots:
P1 - Th 4:45 - 5:30


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