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Teaching Students Research and Information Literacy Skills

Ekstrom W102

When Oct 03, 2013
from 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Where Ekstrom W102
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. A variety of fields have now identified "literacies" for their practitioners and students. You may have heard of computer literacy, digital literacy, multimedia literacy, or even scientific or numerical literacy. How is information literacy similar to or distinct from these others?  What is information literacy in the context of academia? Why might it matter to you as a future faculty member? In addition to these questions, this session will discuss the current scholarship on student and faculty information literacy and research practices and outline how research instruction can be scaffolded to provide a more productive experience for students.   


Learning Outcomes. After attending the session, participants will be able to:

    • Differentiate between information literacy and computer literacy
    • Identify current scholarship on teaching practices in information literacy
    • Develop scaffolding for a research assignment in their discipline


Presenters. Anna Marie Johnson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Reference and Information Literacy Dept. in Ekstrom Library and has been at UofL since 1995. Along with providing leadership to the department, she teaches information literacy sessions and provides research assistance in a variety of subject areas. 

 Robert Detmering is an Assistant Professor and Teaching and Reference Librarian in the Humanities at Ekstrom Library. He teaches customized information literacy sessions in various disciplines, provides research assistance to students and faculty, and serves as collection specialist in anthropology, composition, literature, and philosophy.




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