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COMM 1100 - MacMurdo (Paulding) - Spring 2018: Assignment Instructions

The Assignment

COMM 1100 (MacMurdo) – Library Instruction Project

The Basics

1.      Each group will be assigned one library resource video to watch (listed below). 

2.      The group will teach the content to your fellow students during library day.

3.      The librarian will grade your presentation based on the details below.


The Details

1.      For your presentation, demonstrate at least SIX important things you learned from the video and explain why they are important.  Each video contains many points, so think about which ones may be most important for someone who has never used the resource before. (30 points)

2.      Each group member should participate in the presentation in some way.  Non-participation by a group member will result in lost points.

3.      You may not use the same specific examples from the video.  In other words, if you demonstrate how to do a search, you cannot use the same search words used in the video!

4.      You may use any other information found on this guide, but it must tie into your specific video's content.

5.      You will be able to use the computer and overhead projector.

6.      Your presentation must be 5-8 minutes long.

7.      The librarian will grade your presentation based primarily on content, but you will also be graded on aspects of speech delivery.  (20 points)  0-5 points each will be assigned for the following:

Dress (are you dressed for success?)

Voice (do you speak loudly enough, enunciate, and project?)

Eye Contact (do you look up from your notes and make eye contact with your audience?)

Demonstration ability (can you do your part of the demonstration with confidence, or do you fumble around?)

For this section you will be awarded the following for each point above:

  • 5 points-Excellent     
  • 4 points-Good   
  • 3 points-Fair  
  • 2 points-Poor  
  • 1 point-Not Executed


The Grading

1.      This presentation is worth 50 points, as outlined above.

2.      The presentation should be taken seriously.  Outside-the-box ideas on how to teach something you learned in the video are extra-point-worthy. Theatrics that do *not* add content are minus-point-worthy.  (In other words, think carefully before doing something silly!)

3.      At the end of your presentation, the librarian may comment on different things.  This does not mean you lost points; it means that there are way more than six important things to know about each video, and she wants your classmates to know all the cool stuff too!



Use this list to find which video / library resource your group is assigned to teach!

9:30 am (Mon-Wed) Class

Uncreative Group(Virtual) Library Tour

Take Chargers - Films on Demand

The Procrastinators - ProQuest

TBRBT - Opposing Viewpoints

11:00 am (Mon-Wed) Class

The Vans - (Virtual) Library Tour 

Dream Catchers - Films on Demand

Adventure Seekers - ProQuest

Draft Picks - Opposing Viewpoints

12:30 pm (Tues-Thurs) Class

Six Pack  - (Virtual) Library Tour

Opposites Attract - Films on Demand

Communication Connoiseurs- ProQuest

Communication At Its Finest - Opposing Viewpoints

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