Presentation Title

An Information Literacy Partnership: Writing across the Curriculum, Freshman Writing, & The Writing Center

Location

Room 218

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

These speakers will first give a brief review of university programs that address and teach, in a broad sense, information literacy, either through writing across the curriculum, freshman writing, the writing center, or some combination of these three academic units. After explaining the academic and cultural context of their own medium-sized liberal arts university, they will describe their proposal for introducing an information literacy initiative that would span across their institution’s writing across the curriculum program, freshman writing program, and writing center. These speakers are particularly interested in designing an interrelated agenda of study that would emphasize accessing, evaluating, and incorporating information into ongoing intellectual discussions. While these speakers recognize that any such information literacy initiative must be tailored to a specific university’s student population, mission statement, and cultural context, their proposal can serve as an example for other types of institutions by highlighting the objectives of their initiative and by showing how they negotiated the responsibilities and resources across the three different academic units.

Keywords

Information literacy, Library-faculty collaboration, Writing center, First-year writing

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 4th, 11:00 AM Oct 4th, 12:45 PM

An Information Literacy Partnership: Writing across the Curriculum, Freshman Writing, & The Writing Center

Room 218

See presentation description.