Location

Room 1220

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Acknowledging that information literacy skills can’t be fully developed in a one-shot library instruction section, librarians at Macon State College are constantly looking for ways to introduce information basics and reinforce skills in ways that will encourage student participation. In the weeks leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking this year, librarians piggy-backed on the coverage to introduce students to library resources and the flow of the information cycle. Strategies ranged from the scholarly to a “Titanic tea party” featuring costumes, authentic music played on the ship, and displays.

Keywords

Information literacy, Macon State College

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 22nd, 9:45 AM Sep 22nd, 11:00 AM

Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Using the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Sinking to Teach Information Literacy

Room 1220

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