Panic at the One-Shot! Exploring Current and Historic News Media through Liaison partnership/collaboration
Abstract or Description
Librarians are often requested to teach one-shot information literacy sessions in lower-level undergraduate courses, where the focus is typically information discovery, source evaluation, and introductions to library terminology. Media literacy, however, is a topic that is not as common in lower-level undergraduate courses, and often rightfully so given that one-shot sessions are just that: brief one-shot sessions. Not every topic in information literacy can be taught in 50 minutes, of course. Embracing and valuing disciplinary diversity, however, can help the lack of attention given to media literacy in library instruction sessions. This poster details how disciplinary inclusivity can situate students in an environment to critically analyze news media and develop key information literacy competencies. A group of academic librarians were approached with a request to instruct first-year composition students on how to research a twentieth-century moral panic from a critical perspective. As part of the course assignment, students had to study a twentieth-century moral panic by interpreting and incorporating both primary and secondary sources into their assignment, which necessitated the expertise of both a history and literature librarian. The experience revealed how interdisciplinary partnerships among librarians is imperative to the advancement of information and media literacy of students, especially those who are not majoring in the humanities.
Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy
Reagan, Kevin J., Autumn Johnson.
"Panic at the One-Shot! Exploring Current and Historic News Media through Liaison partnership/collaboration."
Library Faculty Presentations.