Supporting Undergraduate Success: The Repository as a Curricular Tool

Showcasing undergraduate work in an institutional repository creates exciting opportunities for student authors, but the benefits extend far beyond that: the repository can also be used to improve and assess the work of current students. At the Claremont Colleges, undergraduate theses hosted in the repository are used to teach information literacy and writing skills to undergraduates and to facilitate cross-departmental assessment.

In this webinar, Sara Lowe and Sean Stone will discuss initiatives they created with colleague Char Booth to use existing repository collections to improve student learning outcomes and promote digital scholarship on campus.

Presenters: Sara Lowe, Assessment Officer and Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library Sean Stone, Science and Asian Studies Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library

Sara and Sean’s slides are available here.

The original version of the Claremont Colleges Library Information Literacy Rubric was adapted from the Carleton Information Literacy Rubric. Gould Library Reference and Instruction Department. “Information Literacy in Student Writing Rubric and Codebook.” Northfield, MN: Carleton College. 2012.