Library and Information Science

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A website produced by library instructors at Brigham Young University for use in blended learning instruction with First-Year Writing (FYW) classes.

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Interactive lesson planning tool for identifying the skills and competencies necessary for reading, writing and participating on the web.

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The web is a unique terrain, substantially different from print materials. Yet, too often attempts at teaching information literacy for the web do not take into account both the web’s unique challenges and its unique affordances.

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The ETD+ Toolkit is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management.

Assignment

In this workshop, students learn about the driving forces behind fake news, reflect on how our opinions impact the way we evaluate information, and discuss and practice using criteria for evaluating news. The workshop includes a brief presentation on fake news and cognitive biases, reflection prompts for students to respond to, and an activity in which students work in groups to evaluate different news articles on a common topic.

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Across the world, academic librarians work toward developing students’ abilities to effectively find, evaluate, use, and create information.

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Maintained by the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee, these resources will guide librarians engaged in the practice of instructional and curricular design through dyna

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Author Carpentry is a researcher-to-researcher training and outreach program in open authoring and publishing. It was initiated at the Caltech Library to enhance scientific authorship and publishing in the digital age.

Assignment

These materials support a workshop for seniors on losing access to information after graduation. After a short lecture on why information costs money, we used each exercise, which focus on students making their work open, to encourage students to think critically about how their information sharing decisions impact others. We used three types of exercises--academic, creative, and work/corporate--to acknowledge that students are creators of multiple kinds of information.

Assignment

A 90 minute session with first year students in the School of Economics and Business Administration. Covered areas included overview of difficulties in searching and algorithm bias. Emphasis was on the importance to being critical consumers of information and understanding searches are not neutral.

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