Presentation Title

Information Literacy and the Foreign Student: Helping Limited-English Users in the American Library

Location

Room 111

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Persons with limited-English proficiency (LEP) often have problems in accessing, evaluating and using the abundant information needed for classroom and research located in American libraries. Beyond the language barriers, LEP and ESL people often face special interactive challenges that preclde their incorporating libraries in their use of information. American educators and librarians need to know multilingual and cross-lingual limitations as well as how to provide access to such robust information tools. The presenter will address library and database structures that hinder non-English and multilingual success in information literacy while discussing specific behaviors and strategies that can help American college and public librarians and educators reach out to their LEP and ESL clientele.

Keywords

Information literacy, Limited-English proficiency, Multilingualism, Library instruction

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 3rd, 1:30 PM Oct 3rd, 2:45 PM

Information Literacy and the Foreign Student: Helping Limited-English Users in the American Library

Room 111

See presentation description.