Presentation Title

Success through Support: The ARCHE Information Literacy Committee

Location

Room 221

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The new Atlanta Regional Council on Higher Education (ARCHE) Information Literacy Committee has members from universities large and small in the Atlanta metropolitan area and includes the Georgia Public Library Service. We represent a wide range of academic and public libraries; some of us are from liberal arts institutions and others are focused on a particular area such as art or medicine, some of us serve only graduate or undergraduate students, while others of us serve both populations within an institution. Some reference and instruction departments are staffed with several librarians while some are a one-woman show!

The varied nature of our group is a great strength and our combined efforts can yield information on a wide array of projects and programs that would be of interest to libraries all over the state (and elsewhere).

We invite you to our panel to hear what we’ve done and the projects we’re working on going forward. We will discuss our individual concerns related to information literacy and research support at our libraries and are how we are working together on several collaborative projects.

We will also describe our work to create a clearinghouse that will give our community a wealth of information about the ARCHE institution programs, contacts for particular interests/initiatives, lots of data to inspire collaborations or research projects, and a repository of best practices and plans for information literacy instruction. We hope you bring lots of questions and ideas to share!

Presentation Description

Join our panel of information literacy librarians from the ARCHE consortia and learn about the methods we're using to build a community of expertise. We’ll describe our work on a clearinghouse of shared information about our best practices and plans for information literacy instruction and we hope you bring questions and ideas to share!

Keywords

Information Literacy Consortia; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Innovation in Research

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 4:15 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Success through Support: The ARCHE Information Literacy Committee

Room 221

The new Atlanta Regional Council on Higher Education (ARCHE) Information Literacy Committee has members from universities large and small in the Atlanta metropolitan area and includes the Georgia Public Library Service. We represent a wide range of academic and public libraries; some of us are from liberal arts institutions and others are focused on a particular area such as art or medicine, some of us serve only graduate or undergraduate students, while others of us serve both populations within an institution. Some reference and instruction departments are staffed with several librarians while some are a one-woman show!

The varied nature of our group is a great strength and our combined efforts can yield information on a wide array of projects and programs that would be of interest to libraries all over the state (and elsewhere).

We invite you to our panel to hear what we’ve done and the projects we’re working on going forward. We will discuss our individual concerns related to information literacy and research support at our libraries and are how we are working together on several collaborative projects.

We will also describe our work to create a clearinghouse that will give our community a wealth of information about the ARCHE institution programs, contacts for particular interests/initiatives, lots of data to inspire collaborations or research projects, and a repository of best practices and plans for information literacy instruction. We hope you bring lots of questions and ideas to share!