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Type of Presentation

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

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

Frequently, librarians take on the role of being the sole Information Literacy (IL) champions promoting IL on their campus. However, there are occasions when a more nuanced approach to developing IL collaborations with non-library faculty may yield better results. The presenters will share the findings from a study of 20 in-depth interviews conducted with non-library faculty at two large, urban college campuses. This research utilizes a phenomenological interpretive method to analyze non-library faculty perceptions of Information Literacy; how these conceptions color their assessment of student work, and how these ideas and practices are informed by disciplinary background. This presentation will provide attendees with a picture of how a small sample of non-library faculty perceive IL and provide them with the tools necessary for more successful campus collaborations.


Information literacy, College faculty, University faculty, Librarians, Information literacy collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Aug 23rd, 8:30 AM Aug 23rd, 9:45 AM

Lost in Translation: How Non-library Faculty Members' Perceptions of Information Literacy Shapes Information Literacy Collaboration & Practice

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