Information Literacy

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This two-part webcast series will explore the convergence of information literacy and first-year writing instruction and the possibilities for collaboration. What common ground can we find in the pedagogical conversation and practice of writing program faculty and librarians that can strengthen our partnerships and enhance student learning? This introductory webinar will be followed by a second one in February which will showcase examples of innovative partnerships developed by librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy into writing programs.
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Librarians often see “instructor” added to their growing list of responsibilities. This webcast dives into big-picture considerations for teaching library credit courses. What does the future of credit-bearing information literacy courses look like?
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This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! In this YALSA e-course, participants will learn why teens need librarians to integrate technology into every aspect of service from homework help to readers' advisory to programming.

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Is your information literacy course in need of an overhaul? Do you want to deliver exceptional learning experiences through your credit course? This online course will focus on information literacy curriculum development, including consideration of the Framework for Information Literacy and high impact practices with regards to content development and delivery.
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With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough have designed an eCourse where you will experience effective learning activities yourself and be ready to prepare your own.
Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American -Two Perspectives," featured two books written by American Muslims, ("The Muslim Next Door" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali and "The Butterfly Mosque" by G. Willow Wilson). More than 100 programs were presented, including author readings, panel discussions, films, an open house evening at a local mosque and an art exhibit.
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Inquiry and literacy – are they one and the same or complementary processes? Participants explore different inquiry models and how literacy can be instilled throughout.
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In this eCourse, you’ll look at instruction sessions through the lens of critical information literacy, discussing the inherent biases and systemic oppression in how information is disseminated and processed.
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To get you prepared for financial literacy programs and events at your library, PLA partners with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for this special webinar presentation.
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Talk of fake news and the need for critical thinking skills have been in heavy rotation in the media in recent months, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. However, none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy classes! With this renewed interest, librarians have brand new opportunities to impart these skills to patrons.

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