Presentation Title

Scholarly, Academic, Credible: New Terms for Research Instruction

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Faculty members’ requests for one-hour library instruction sessions often force both themselves and librarians to make a sharp distinction between “scholarly” and “popular” with which neither group is satisfied. In their feedback on these sessions, librarians exhibit frustration at having to make a distinction they do not agree with and see as a hindrance to promoting information literacy. In their critique of these same sessions, faculty members often complain that “scholarly” and “popular” were too easily defined, even though it is their very instruction requests that lead to these definitions. Drawing from interviews with first-year writing students, composition instructors, and instructional librarians at a large public university, the speaker explores the potential benefits of exchanging “scholarly” and “popular” for “credible” and “non-credible.”

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 23rd, 2:00 PM Sep 23rd, 2:30 PM

Scholarly, Academic, Credible: New Terms for Research Instruction

Room 217

See presentation description.