Author: Heather Jagman

Research Consultations Facilitate the Excitement of Discovery

Thanks to the Value of Academic Libraries initiative, evidence is beginning to confirm what librarians have long suspected: library usage correlates with student success. Initial results of a recent study at Illinois Institute of Technology show that “any library usage was always accompanied by a slightly higher achievement in GPA

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Providing Open Access to Your Publications

I recently teamed up with University of Illinois at Chicago librarian Paula Dempsey to publish an article in the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy.  Our article, ““I Felt Like Such a Freshman”: First-Year Students Crossing the Library Threshold,” discusses how the students in our sample manifested particular “threshold concepts”

Not Just Where to Click: New Book by DePaul Librarian

What makes a scholarly article scholarly? Who is an authority? Students new to the research process don’t necessarily understand that authority is constructed and contextual, or that the article they found using one of the Library’s EBSCO databases might have originally been published and distributed to an audience of researchers

Grant Research Provides Insight Into First Year Students’ Library Experience

“Honestly, I was scared to go into the library because I felt like such a freshman. I had no idea of how it worked.” This comment from a DePaul University first-year student resonates with the results of a number of recent studies of information literacy among undergraduate students. Research by Brinkman,

Rebellious Readers Collaborate and Celebrate Banned Books Week

DePaul students, faculty, staff and community members recently had the opportunity to hear directly from Chicago authors and community members about the effects of censorship on readers and writers during the “Banned Chicago!” panel discussion on Wednesday October 24th, 2014. The panel, moderated by Carolyn Rudinsky of The University Center

Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success

DePaul University Library has been selected as one of 75 institutions to participate in the first year of the “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA).  As the project leader for DePaul University, Heather Jagman, Coordinator of Library Instruction, will lead DePaul’s team in the development and implementation

Information Literacy in Vision 2018 and New University Learning Goals

The DePaul University Library is working with the Office for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in its project to align existing program learning outcomes for both academic and co-curricular programs with the university’s new learning goals, which include information literacy. Information literacy looks different in different disciplines, but the newly adopted