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Information Literacy & College Students: How You Can Help Them Develop Information Literacy Skills

Thursday, September 21, 2017

10:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Information Literacy is popular buzzword but do your students really know what it means? Do you feel like your students do not know how information is created and disseminated? Do your students struggle to identify source types? Do your students have difficulty locating credible sources? Do they have a hard time knowing when to cite their sources?

The way in which information is created and disseminated is evolving at a rapid pace and coupled with this is the increasing need to ensure students have information literacy skills that will help them to succeed in academic and lifelong learning pursuits. This workshop will cover the changing concept of information literacy and the ways in which information literacy encompasses more than a discrete set of library skills. We will look at information literacy through the lens of disciplinary contexts as well as focus on strategies to use when developing assignments and other course materials that integrate information literacy in a meaningful way for students.



Jade Geary
Instructional Developer
Thomas Cooper Library

Jade Geary is the Instructional Developer in the Thomas Cooper Library’s Research, Instruction, & Reference Department. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina as well as her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from the College of Charleston. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with an Educational Technology focus at the University of South Carolina. In addition, Jade teaches LIBR 101: Information Literacy and bibliographic instruction sessions to ENGL 102 and UNI 101 students.

Karen Brown
Humanities Librarian and Instruction Coordinator
University Libraries

Karen Brown is the Humanities Librarian and Instruction Coordinator in the Thomas Cooper Library’s Research, Instruction, & Reference Department.  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, and teaches LIBR 101: Information Literacy.



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