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Friday, May 6 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Establishing discipline-specific information practices for upper-division information literacy instruction

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Extending information literacy instruction to the upper-division classes and integrating information literacy directly into the different disciplines allows students to become familiar with the information practices of their chosen fields. The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is supportive of integrating information literacy instruction
throughout the undergraduate years (ACRL, 2015). However, before librarians can familiarize students with the information ecosystems and knowledge practices specific to their future professions, research is required to establish what these current information practices are. In this presentation we discuss a framework for carrying out this type of research, which involves interviews, focus groups, and surveys, and how to integrate research findings into information literacy instruction.

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Anne R. Diekema

Assoc. Professor/Dept. Chair, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is Department Chair of the Library & Information Science department at Southern Utah University's Sherratt Library. Anne teaches information literacy and library research skills and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession... Read More →
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Caitlin Gerrity

Assoc. Professor/Library Media Director, Southern Utah University
Caitlin Gerrity is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the School Library Media Endorsement Program at Southern Utah University. She teaches college-level information literacy skills and prepares teacher librarians for the State of Utah and beyond.
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Phil Roche

Early Experience Librarian, Southern Utah University Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah UniversityEarly ExperienceLibrary InstructionAcademic libraries and student retention

Friday May 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Meridian D&H