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Exploring Information Literacy 

Exploring Information Literacy  In-Person

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Friday, November 17, 2023 
Location: Main Library, Beaumont West Instruction Room

Information literacy (IL) impacts the way that people interact with information sources on both personal and academic levels, and is necessary for effective citizenship as well as effective scholarship. IL is much more than just fact checking, evaluating sources, learning to use the library, or proper citation; it is a transdisciplinary set of concepts, skills, and practices which manifest differently across disciplinary contexts. While not traditionally taught in a standalone context, IL instruction largely falls to disciplinary faculty and librarians within the context of individual courses, workshops, and assignments. A deeper knowledge of the theories behind IL can promote sustainable learning for students. 

This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to the theories which undergird information literacy, explore your own experiences with IL learning in your discipline, and use the Decoding the Disciplines paradigm to take an in-depth look at trouble spots which your students experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to workshop an existing assignment or curricular plan to dynamically address a specific information literacy need within their courses. 

Facilitator: Sara Miller (she/her) is a a teaching and learning librarian, holds a liaison role with the Integrative Studies Centers, and works closely with the First Year Writing program. She is also an Affiliate with CTLI! She has worked extensively with undergraduates, graduate students, and teaching faculty to foster information literacy concepts and skills through teaching, workshops, and learning object and curricular design. Her scholarly interests include critical information literacy and its relationship to disciplinary cultures; spirituality and affective dimensions of information literacy learning; collaborative interdisciplinary partnerships; and professional development for teaching faculty and librarians.

Please NOTE: this is an in-person program.

Photo by Elisa Calvet B. on Unsplash

Friday, November 17, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Beaumont Instruction Room (Main Library, 2 West)
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