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The wind beneath my wings: falling in and out of love with an online library research skills tutorial

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The wind beneath my wings: falling in and out of love with an online library research skills tutorial

Dennie, Danielle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3771-2450 and Breier, Susie (2019) The wind beneath my wings: falling in and out of love with an online library research skills tutorial. In: 87th ABQLA Annual Conference, May 24, 2019, Montréal, Québec. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

After launching the Concordia Library Research Skills Tutorial, we wanted to know whether or not it was useful for students writing research assignments. We employed a novel evaluation method which consisted of asking students to write a love or breakup letter addressed to the tutorial. The goal was to allow students to freely and creatively express themselves and draw out their emotional responses. This presentation will look at key themes identified in the letters, the benefits and pitfalls of this rarely-used methodology and whether online library learning tools such as ours can become everyday superheros for both students and librarians.

Divisions:Concordia University > Library
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:No
Authors:Dennie, Danielle and Breier, Susie
Date:24 May 2019
Keywords:love/breakup letter, user experience, libraries, information literacy tutorial
ID Code:985461
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:30 May 2019 00:25
Last Modified:30 May 2019 00:27

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