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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.

Speakers
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Anne Diekema

Assistant Professor of Library Media, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is the Department Chair and Instruction Librarian at Southern Utah University where she teaches information literacy and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession, and life. Anne teams up with Mavis the Library Dog at the... Read More →
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Caitlin Gerrity

School Library Endorsement Program Director, Southern Utah University
Caitlin Gerrity is an Assistant 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