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..
The Framing Information Literacy webcast series shares lesson plans grounded in theory and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This six-part webcast series provides approachable explanations of the ACRL Frames, various learning theory, pedagogy, and instructionl strategies, and how they are used to inform the development of information literacy lesson plans and learning activities.
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 open educational resources. 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.
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.