SSH Meeting 2009 Midwinter

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Social Sciences Discussion Group

Joint Program with the
Germanists Discussion Group
Sunday, 25 January 2009
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Sheraton Denver, Gold Room
Hotel #13 on the MW Hotel map

1. Introductions and Announcements

2. Discussion Group Business

3. "Information Literacy Methods and Models for European Studies."

A. Peter Kraus (University of Utah): "Information Literacy for German Language and Literature at the Graduate Level: New Approaches and Models." The paper presents the results of collaboration between faculty in the division of German Language and Literature in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Utah and librarians at the J. Willard Marriott Library on teaching German Studies literacies.
B. Sue Roberts (Yale University): “Introduction to Library Research for History Majors.”
C. Brian Vetruba (Washington University in St. Louis): "Demonstration of Libguides." An overview of "Libguides" for use in instruction.
D. Chella Vaidyanathan (University of Miami): “Library Instruction and Services through Blackboard.”
D. Heidi Madden (Duke University): "Practice-based Discussion of a Western European Studies Literacy Curriculum."

Materials for consideration:
What are Germanist/Western European Studies Literacies for undergraduate and for graduate students? How can we make instruction fun, interesting AND effective?
a) syllabus for the graduate course "Research without Borders" taught by librarians in Duke Libraries' International and Area Studies Department;
b) Sample lesson plans and sample power point on "Strategies for a comprehensive, systematic, and reproducible literature review."
c) Materials from discussions of area specific literacies for Slavic and Japanese Studies, which might serve as models for Western European Studies.

If you are willing to share materials from your instruction program for the discussion, please e-mail items to by January 5, 2009.
Heidi Madden, PhD
Librarian for Western European Studies
Duke University, 227 Bostock
Box 90195 | Durham, NC 27708-0195
(919) 660-5984| Fax (919) 668-3134

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