Metaliteracy in practice

Fri, 12/11/2015

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Rob Christopher
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ALA Publishing
American Library Association
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CHICAGO— In their earlier book “Metaliteracy,” Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey offered an original framework for engaging learners as reflective and collaborative participants in today's complex information environments. Now, with “Metaliteracy in Practice,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, they move that comprehensive structure for information literacy firmly into real-world practice, highlighting the groundbreaking work of librarians and faculty who are already applying the metaliteracy model in distinctive teaching and learning settings.  Representing multiple disciplines from a range of educational institutions, this book explores:

  • relationships among metaliteracy, digital literacy, and multimodal literacy;
  • incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • the metaliteracy model and emerging technologies;
  • flexible course design and social media;
  • students as creators of information;
  • application of metaliteracy in specialized environments, such as nursing education;
  • metaliteracy and institutional repositories;
  • LibGuides as a student information creation tool;
  • the metacognitive dimension of research-based learning;
  • metaliteracy as empowerment in undergraduate learning outcomes;
  • agency and the metaliterate learner; and
  • metaliteracy, agency, and praxis.

Jacobson, Distinguished Librarian, is Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University Libraries, University at Albany. Her professional interests focus on team-based and other forms of active learning, learner motivation, digital badging, and, of course, metaliteracy, a concept she developed with Mackey in response to inadequate conceptions of information literacy in a rapidly changing information environment. Her website is trudijacobson.com.

Mackey is Vice Provost for Academic Programs at SUNY Empire State College. His professional interests include open learning in innovative social spaces and critical engagement with emerging technologies. His collaborative work with Jacobson to originate the metaliteracy concept includes research, writing, editing, teaching, grant projects, and design of innovative learning spaces using competency-based digital badging and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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