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Your Name and Title: Amy Bush, Subject Specialist Librarian in Biological and Environmental Sciences

Library, School, or Organization Name: Shields Library: University of California, Davis

Co-Presenter Name and Title: Melinda Livas, Subject Specialist Librarian in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering and Transportation Studies

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Davis, California, U.S.A.

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Academic Librarians who are interested in teaching credit-bearing courses.

Short Session Description (one line): Librarians Teaching Credit-Bearing Courses

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): This session will focus on our library’s freshman seminars, which are credit-bearing pass/no-pass courses. The courses are taught by librarians and designed for students entering the university as freshman. To begin, this session will cover the importance of teaching research skills to incoming freshman. Then delve into how the course began in 2015, collaborative efforts with senate faculty and how the course has evolved over the years to include active learning, formative and summative assessment components. Currently the library offers two freshman seminars: Information Investigators-Can Alexa Save the World & Information Investigators-Decoding Fake News. The classes have different themes, but both focus on the same eight student learning outcomes surrounding information literacy. Students are required to use the research skills they develop throughout the course(s) to give group presentations on a chosen topic surrounding the theme of the class. In conjunction with the group presentations, each individual student submits a research summary that reflects upon the research process.

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In addition, we would like to share my screen to demonstrate the course from Canvas, but only I can access the course because it requires login credentials.

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