Location

Room 1220 A

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

Under the category of “DEFINING INFORMATION LITERACY in a digital age,” I will share with conference attendees some ways of using technology as a hook to snare student interest and involvement with information literacy outreach efforts. This also includes incorporating technology into actual information literacy instruction.

As the Liaison Librarian for the English Language Institute (ELI)—an intensive English language program for international students who are preparing to begin undergraduate or graduate studies in the US—I teach students about library services and how to use the library.

Since there is no longer a designated ELI class where instructors regularly bring their classes into the library for information literacy instruction, I no longer have a “captive audience.” To be candid, it’s all voluntary. I need to invite—even entice—students into the library. Technology helps me do that. And incorporating technology—specifically, students’ USE of technology—into instruction serves to enhance information literacy efforts.

Attendees can apply these practical ideas—as well as learn from my recent experience—to their own settings, regardless of students' ages, backgrounds or nationalities.

Target audience:

Academic librarians (or any librarians for that matter), as well as post-secondary teachers, who want to enhance their use of technology in the library's promotion of—and involvement with—information literacy.

Presentation Description

Under the category of “DEFINING INFORMATION LITERACY in a digital age,” I will share with conference attendees some ways of using technology as a hook to snare student interest and involvement with information literacy outreach efforts. This also includes incorporating technology into actual information literacy instruction.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 1:15 PM Sep 25th, 2:30 PM

Using technology as a hook for information literacy in the digital age: GO TECH

Room 1220 A

Under the category of “DEFINING INFORMATION LITERACY in a digital age,” I will share with conference attendees some ways of using technology as a hook to snare student interest and involvement with information literacy outreach efforts. This also includes incorporating technology into actual information literacy instruction.

As the Liaison Librarian for the English Language Institute (ELI)—an intensive English language program for international students who are preparing to begin undergraduate or graduate studies in the US—I teach students about library services and how to use the library.

Since there is no longer a designated ELI class where instructors regularly bring their classes into the library for information literacy instruction, I no longer have a “captive audience.” To be candid, it’s all voluntary. I need to invite—even entice—students into the library. Technology helps me do that. And incorporating technology—specifically, students’ USE of technology—into instruction serves to enhance information literacy efforts.

Attendees can apply these practical ideas—as well as learn from my recent experience—to their own settings, regardless of students' ages, backgrounds or nationalities.

Target audience:

Academic librarians (or any librarians for that matter), as well as post-secondary teachers, who want to enhance their use of technology in the library's promotion of—and involvement with—information literacy.