The first project in my EDU classes each semester is a student investigation into a hot topic in the education field. Students must submit a Ppt and then present on the topic, using the Ppt as their audio-visual aide. Their grade is a combination of assessing their presentation and their hard-copy Ppts. To grade their hard copies, I use a Ppt Rubric (see attachmed). Historically the lowest score on the rubric has been "References" where they must accurately cite at least two credible references. The average score on this has been 2.0 out of 5 points.
To address this, I consulted with Nikol Price and crafted a "Librarian Consultation Sheet" (see attached). Students had to consult an Estrella librarian for advice on credible resources and proper APA citation form. The consultation sheet had to be attached to their hard copy Ppt when submitted. Additionally, the suggested topics were sent to the librarians so they could anticipate what students would be researching. This semester, "Reference" scores now average a 4.1 out of 5, more than double the past. The students are definitely improving their reference skills!