Access, Power, & Privilege: A Toolkit at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Submitted by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner on April 18th, 2018
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Short Description: 

This faculty and librarian toolkit is designed to support teaching at the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy. The heart of the toolkit is a choose-your-own scenario activity which can be used in a flipped classroom setting or in a traditional classroom. The choose-your-own scenario activity is inspired by and adapts questions from: Hare, S. & Evanson, C. (2018). Information privilege outreach for undergraduate students. College and Research Libraries. Please note the survey questions are provided below, however, the survey skip logic is not included in the PDF, we recommend the link for the full experience. We also include talking points for librarians and instructors and include ways to modify the activity for students publishing information within their disciplines or for lower-division general education courses.

Scenario questions (note-survey logic is not present in the PDF version)Downloaded 732 times142.04 KB
Learning Outcomes: 

Students will be able to:
- recognize that some scholarly information is only available for those who subscribe
- explain the difference between green open access and subscription journal models in order to identify issues of power and access in dissemination of scholarship


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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

The toolkit is available for librarians and faculty to use in their courses.

Suggested Citation: 
Gardner, Carolyn Caffrey. "Access, Power, & Privilege: A Toolkit at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018.