The Universe at Your Fingertips
Block 2 Sessions, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Program J
Discussion Group

Corralling Chaos: Conquering Ineffective Internet Assignments

Monica Fusich
Reference/Instruction Librarian
California State University, Fresno

Kimberley Robles
Multicultural Services Librarian
California State University, Fresno


Librarians have felt the impact throughout the library of poorly designed Internet assignments. Unclear instructions, incorrect URLs, unprepared students, and the lack of consideration for potential technical mishaps, have added an additional layer of chaos to the library research environment. This presentation will define the problems with specific examples, suggest solutions to dealing with unsuccessful Internet research assignments, and provide tips on communicating with faculty. Participants will receive a checklist highlighting key elements of effective Internet assignments.

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