July 23-25, 2014
Portland State University, Portland Oregon
Hosted by Portland State University Library 
Thursday, July 24 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Marijuana Legalization Papers Getting You Down? You Won't Believe What We Did About It

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Current research shows that for many students, choosing a topic is the scariest and most difficult part of the research process. They want to stick to safe ground where they know they’ll find sources; we want them to explore the unknown and learn new things. Tired of reading papers on the same topics over and over, and concerned that students weren’t making the connections between research and learning, librarians and composition instructors at Oregon State University developed a new approach to teaching topic selection, putting curiosity at the center. Providing a structured and supportive process, we help students overcome their fear of the unknown. Using tools and resources easily found on the open web, we encourage students to follow their interests, sometimes to places they didn’t know existed! And doing it together, we emphasize the importance of curiosity to the research process, and to the classroom experience.

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Anne-Marie Deitering

Library Dean, Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Anne-Marie is the Franklin A. McEdward Professor for Undergraduate Learning Initiatives at Oregon State University Libraries and Press and the current Chair of the Libraries’ Teaching and Engagement Department. AT Oregon State, she serves on the university Curriculum Council, works... Read More →
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Hannah Gascho Rempel

Research & Learning Department Head, Oregon State University Libraries

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Smith 238 Smith Memorial Student Union Portland State University Portland, OR 97201

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