Live Webcasts

June 2018

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 1: Research as Inquiry: It Starts With a Problem (June 13, 2018)
The webcast series kicks off with an examination of constructivist learning theory, two pedagogical approaches that employ it, and their connections to the frame Research as Inquiry. The presenters will discuss their lesson plans that empower students to work in groups to create a research plan using historical news media and determine a solution to a real-life public health problem.

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 2: Information Creation as a Process (June 20, 2018)
The presenters will discuss and explain a lesson plan developed to expand students’ view of scholarly outputs and the process of information creation. Based on constructivist learning theory, the lesson includes a group activity and class discussion where students analyze a diverse set of documents to determine the relationships between them and discuss their roles in the research and scholarly publication process. Adaptations of the lesson plan used in various disciplines will also be shared.

July 2018

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 3: Information Has Value (July 12, 2018)
The presenters will discuss the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, we will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.

Unpacking the Algorithms That Shape Our UX: Algorithmic Awareness as a Form of Information Literacy (July 17, 2018)
We are looking for ways to address a gap in our field: a lack of an understanding around the rules that govern our software and shape our digital experiences. In this interactive webcast, the presenters will introduce some of the possibilities around a new competency that they have termed “Algorithmic Awareness”.  They will use modules via short polls and breakout rooms that ask how the group experiences algorithms in their digital lives. They will also share as OER research charettes how  preliminary research into algorithms can can be used to teach these technical concepts. At its core, this session is about introducing a new expertise for library professionals and providing a new teaching moment for our librarians.

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 4: Searching for Strategic Exploration  (July 19, 2018)
How do we motivate student researchers to go beyond Google? As librarians and composition teachers, we serve as guides for student writers on their research quests. To find a variety of articles, students need to search in a variety of places and prepare a variety of search terms. During this interactive webcast, the presenters will explore the frame Searching as Strategic Exploration.

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 5: Scholarship as Conversation (July 26, 2018)
Scholarship IS a Conversation, and one our students can discover and join. This webcast features lesson plans in which students identify, reconstruct, and engage specific scholarly conversations. Learn to develop these lesson plans, adapt them to different student populations, and tailor them to reflect different pedagogies.

August 2018

Framing Information Literacy Series Webcast 6: Authority is Constructed and Contextual (August 2, 2018)
Undergraduate students who are new to academic research may struggle to navigate an ocean of diverse sources. In particular, they may struggle to move beyond good/bad dualistic inclinations when choosing authoritative sources. In this webcast, participants will gain active learning strategies grounded in theories of constructivism and discovery learning in order to help students begin to engage with the idea that Authority is Constructed and Contextual.

Helping Faculty Find, Use, and Modify Open Educational Resources (August 15, 2018)
Explore what open educational resources (OERs) are; why they have value for students, faculty, and administrators; where OERs can be found; and how academic librarians can play a role in promoting open education on their campuses. Academic librarians across the country are increasingly being asked to play a role in affordable learning initiatives, whether or not they have training in finding and using OERs.

September 2018

Special Collections & Archives: Partners in Critical Information Literacy (September 13, 2018)
Discover how to utilize primary sources from special collections and archives to teach critical information literacy. Explore primary source analysis as a critical teaching tool that is rooted in both critical consciousness-raising and postmodern archival theory. Examine more strategies for building teaching and learning programs within archives and special collections libraries.