From July 11 to 18, 2013, the Center for Hellenic Studies brought together a group of librarians and students to develop and test a curriculum for annual workshops at the CHS on information fluency. These workshops aim to help undergraduates become more familiar with the sources of information for the study of classics, develop their ability to access, evaluate, and manage resources in a variety of formats, and better understand the broader landscape of scholarly communication and how it is currently evolving.
Leading the workshop was Phoebe Acheson, who has an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Cincinnati and an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University. She works at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and maintains “Becoming a Classics Librarian.” In addition, participating in this pilot workshop were (as pictured above, left to right):
Tyler Verity, Notre Dame University
Vanessa Felso, Bryn Mawr College
Ashton Murphy, Rhodes College
Matina Goga, Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece
Brittany Profitt, Notre Dame University
Giorgos Trapalis, Lexicology Center Athens and Arsakeia Schools
Maria Konstantopoulou, Anthos Library of Fougaro
Lanah Koelle, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC
- What is Information Fluency
- How Libraries Organize Information
- Resources for Citation
- Zotero: Nuts and Bolts
- Research Process and the Critical Assessment of Sources
- Using (Print) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
- Digital Resources
- Indexes: L’Annee Philologique and Dyabola
- JStor, Google Scholar, and Full-text Searching
- Perseus and Working with Digital Texts
- Wikipedia and Crowdsourcing
- Using WordPress
- Linked Open Data
- Images and Copyright Basics
- Social Media and Scholarly Research
Taking advantage of the setting in Washington, DC, participants visited the Library of Congress and the National Archives. The workshop also featured conversations with Deanna Marcum, the managing director of Ithaka S+R, and Tim O’Reilly, the founder of O’Reilly Media.
This workshop was the first program at the CHS to incorporate badges as a way of recognizing the accomplishments of the students.
The CHS will open the program to undergraduates nationwide in the summer of 2014.