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FYE Photography, History and Memories: FYE Synthesis Seminar Library Day: Scholarly Conversation

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the concept of scholarship as conversation.
  2. Learn how to use the Discovery Service. 
  3. Participate in an ongoing conversation.



  • Scholarship as a Conversation -- what does it mean? are First Year Students scholars? What is expected for college-level work?
  • Authority -- what lends credibility and reliability to sources that were chosen?
  • Appropriateness/fit -- does the source add to the conversation? or is it part of a different conversation?
  • Discovery -- where do you find information? how do you craft searches? What was your experience with The Discovery Service like? Do you prefer another finding aid/search engine?


Using a Google Form, students will participate in finding a source through the library's discovery service that would be a valuable addition to the Wikipedia article entry. 

  1. Watch the videos on Scholarly Conversation and the Library’s Discovery Service, 
  2. Look at this Wikipedia article on Bottled Water:
  3. Examine the subheadings within the article and identify two to three sections that are of interest to you. 
  4. Search Library Discovery Service using "Bottled Water" and an additional keyword. 
  5. The format would look like this: "bottled water" AND _______
  6. From your search results, select a source that would be a suitable addition to one of the sections of the "Bottled Water" Wikipedia article -- one that would be credible and that would add to or expand the "conversation"


What is Scholarly Conversation?

Using the Discovery Service

Library Instruction Survey

Scholars Studio Librarian

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.'s picture
Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.
Addlestone Library, Room 101