Librarians at the Interdisciplinary Intersection: Bringing together Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills for Student Success

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

 

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The webinar starts at 9:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 9:45 a.m. 

 

Librarians at the Interdisciplinary Intersection: Bringing together Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills for Student Success is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Details

How can I tell if a source is primary or secondary, and how do I find these kinds of sources? I am trying to access this article, but I am being asked to pay, do you have any suggestions? Is there a good source for my topic? How can I tell if this source is credible? I need to find a scholarly article with statistics on my topic, can you help?

Working with students on questions such as these at their point of need when trying to identify, locate, evaluate, and cite sources uniquely situates Research & Instruction Librarians as we encounter students from across all departments and programs on the University of South Carolina campus . This session will focus on how Research & Instruction Librarians strive to promote critical thinking and information literacy skills when working with students in ways that often move beyond library skills, as well as common bottlenecks and “stuck” places observed in our interactions that often shift depending on disciplinary context, and questions to consider when developing assignments and projects that ask students to incorporate outside sources.

 

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.


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Facilitator


Karen Brown
Humanities Librarian and Instruction Coordinator
University Libraries


Karen Brown is a Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian in the Research & Instruction Department, University Libraries. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and has attended the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program for both Teacher Track and Assessment Track. She teaches library instruction sessions in support of undergraduate and graduate curriculum, provides research and reference services in support of student, faculty, and staff research needs.
With Sharon Verba, she oversaw the development and implementation of an online 1-credit information literacy course to meet the Carolina Core INF requirement needs of 2000 students per year.



Sharon Verba
Head of Research & Instruction
University Libraries


Born in Wheeling West Virginia, Sharon Verba attended Seton Hill College and Wheeling Jesuit College, from which she received a B.A. in English Literature. At Indiana University, Bloomington, she completed three Master’s degrees, in English Literature, Comparative Literature, and Library & Information Science. She joined the staff of the University of South Carolina’s Thomas Cooper Library Reference Department in 1998, and became head of Research, Instruction, and Reference in 2010. Verba is liaison to the Language, Literatures & Cultures, Philosophy, and Religious Studies departments. With Karen Brown, she oversaw the development and implementation of an online 1-credit information literacy course to meet the Carolina Core INF requirement needs of 2000 students per year. She currently supervises 9 full-time faculty librarians.