Presentation Title

Green, Gold, Uncle Sam, and information literacy.

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Information literacy is often trumpeted as a “lifelong learning”, but in practice most people fall back onto point and click bibliographic instruction where differentiating in between scholarly and non-scholarly information is as easy as clicking a filter option. And once these students graduate they no longer have access to these resource; this is not lifelong learning. Throughout this presentation I will present on how to effectively embed, teach and inform students on how to access, use, and analyze quality information through the open web, open access, think-tanks, and government information in information literacy instruction.

Getting past the status-quo in information literacy instruction is crucial. It is an opportunity to reach students at a point of need and to equip them with the tools to find, use, and effectively deal with information their entire lives, not just their four years where they have access to databases.

Presentation Description

The presentation will be a lecture and discussion on how to effectively embed open access, government information, and open web information literacy skills into information literacy instruction.

Keywords

Information Literacy, Open Access, Government Information, Lifelong Learning

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 9:45 AM Oct 1st, 11:00 AM

Green, Gold, Uncle Sam, and information literacy.

Room 212

Information literacy is often trumpeted as a “lifelong learning”, but in practice most people fall back onto point and click bibliographic instruction where differentiating in between scholarly and non-scholarly information is as easy as clicking a filter option. And once these students graduate they no longer have access to these resource; this is not lifelong learning. Throughout this presentation I will present on how to effectively embed, teach and inform students on how to access, use, and analyze quality information through the open web, open access, think-tanks, and government information in information literacy instruction.

Getting past the status-quo in information literacy instruction is crucial. It is an opportunity to reach students at a point of need and to equip them with the tools to find, use, and effectively deal with information their entire lives, not just their four years where they have access to databases.