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Wishkoski, Rachel; Lundstrom, Kacy; Davis, Erin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This qualitative study explores the impact of a workshop on collaborative research assignment design that brought together an interdisciplinary group of faculty in a librarian-facilitated community of practice. Faculty participants attended the workshop, revised and implemented their assignments, and completed a follow-up interview. Themes that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Leporati, Becky Ramsey; Bach, Pam; Hong, Lisa – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
While educators and librarians have long been concerned with developing undergraduates' ability to find credible sources, the abundance of unreliable information online has exponentially complicated the situation. In developing a new curriculum for English Composition 1001 classes, a first-year writing class at the University of Cincinnati, we…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Academic Libraries
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Alexander, Stephanie; Wood, Lana Mariko – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This mixed-methods study explores how the use of satirical news videos contributes to student engagement with information literacy (IL) instruction. The sample was drawn from first-year undergraduate students in for-credit IL courses. Overall, the use of satirical news videos improved student engagement with, and enjoyment of, IL topics. Given the…
Descriptors: Satire, News Media, Video Technology, Information Literacy
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Glisson, Lane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article describes a discussion-based approach for teaching college students to identify the characteristics of ethical journalism and scholarly writing, by comparing fake news with credible information in a strategically planned slideshow. Much has been written on the need to instruct our students about disinformation. This librarian shares a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Ethics, Journalism Education
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Insua, Glenda M.; Lantz, Catherine; Armstrong, Annie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This action research study explores first-year students' conceptions of the research process, with a focus on which aspects students find most challenging and how this information can guide stakeholders in developing curricular or service-based interventions. To gather student reflections on the research process, researchers assigned and collected…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Perret, Robert – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study examines the current attitudes of librarians toward the practice of librarians teaching classes beyond the domain of library skills and information literacy. An electronic survey was sent to ILI-L (Information Literacy Instruction List), the Association of College and Research Libraries library instruction e-mail list. The author…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Library Skills, Library Instruction
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Bluemle, Stefanie R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article addresses the challenge that post-truth politics poses to teaching authority in information literacy. First, it isolates an element of the post-truth phenomenon, an element it calls "post-facts", to elucidate why teaching source evaluation is not, by itself, an antidote to fake news or other evidence of Americans' media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Elections, Political Attitudes, Ethics
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Gruber, Anne Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Service-learning, a growing pedagogy in higher education, provides opportunities for students to contribute to communities and to reflect upon experiences ranging from direct service to advocacy. Librarians have an important but underutilized role in supporting service-learning as they contribute to institutional missions and the public purposes…
Descriptors: Library Role, Service Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomas, Susan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Zines have begun to gain a place in higher education as pedagogical tools studied or made by students, and many academic libraries maintain zine collections. The library literature reveals little about how nonlibrarian faculty use zines in their classrooms. This paper describes the results of a survey of faculty from a range of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Higher Education
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Foster, Elizabeth – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
As campuses become more culturally diverse, instruction librarians must work toward developing cultural competence. While the library science literature has discussed cultural competence, no scholars have directly connected it to instruction librarians' teaching. This article discusses literature, models, and best practices from related…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Library Instruction, Instructional Design, Best Practices
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Vossler, Joshua J.; Watts, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
To integrate the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their professional practice, librarians are called upon to address both the cognitive and emotional aspects of their learners. The Framework does not provide prescriptive details for its own deployment, so it is up to individuals, departments, or entire libraries to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Higher Education, Librarians, Integrated Activities
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Badia, Giovanna – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Educators need to reflect critically on their instruction to continue to be effective. This paper will employ case studies to demonstrate how librarians can improve their teaching by applying critical reflection and action research to their information literacy (IL) sessions. The four lenses model of Stephen Brookfield, an adult education expert,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Librarians, Instructional Improvement
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Lenker, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The developmentalist conception of information's value makes learning the central consideration for evaluating information. Following philosopher Richard Kraut, this article argues that developmentalism provides an important complement to prevalent methods of teaching the evaluation of information. These methods emphasize (a) trustworthiness--for…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Librarians
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Gilchrist, Sarah Burns – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
While remaining cognizant of several aspects of current information literacy (IL) instruction methods, including threshold concepts, the author re-created experiences shared by students as she searched for, analyzed, and compiled resources pertaining to the Renaissance. Good IL instruction supports education of the whole person, develops new modes…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Malik, Melinda – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians at colleges and universities invested in graduate education must understand and incorporate adult learning theories in their reference and instruction interactions with graduate students to more effectively support the students' learning. After participating in a professional development program about adult learning theory, librarians…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Program Evaluation
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