Location

Room 1220 B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Imagine information literacy as a hot topic – not among professionals at a conference but among the students themselves. In emphasizing information literacy concepts – prior to focus on skills – in our information literacy instruction, we’ve found students to be naturally engaged with information literacy as a whole. Taking understanding “the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information” as the first – rather than the last –step in information literacy instruction, we hope to have more naturally committed students to information literacy as a valuable concept as well as a needed skill. We’d like to share our philosophy, selected texts, discussions, and assignments/projects in this session.

Keywords

Information literacy in the liberal arts, Teaching information literacy

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 2:30 PM Oct 1st, 3:00 PM

The Very Idea! Teaching Information Literacy in the Liberal Arts Environment

Room 1220 B

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