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Thursday, May 2 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
...WE CAN TRANSLATE THE LANGUAGE OF INFORMATION LITERACY?

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When you talk about information literacy with groups outside of the library, do you sometimes feel like you're speaking a foreign language? This hands-on workshop will address a successful approach to the common challenge of creating engaging and innovative instructional programming in collaboration with the communities we serve. Using an example from our institution, we will discuss how we engaged with values and practices represented in course goals created by the First Year Composition Program as we redesigned information literacy learning outcomes. By making connections between the terminology used in institutional documents and concepts from the ACRL Framework, we found new ways to talk to stakeholders about innovative approaches to teaching information literacy. Our experience is focused on academic libraries, but the work of translating professional guiding documents can apply to all types of libraries. We will address how school and public librarians might approach this type of work using their own sets of standards, such as the AASL Standards and local programming guidelines, to address the needs of their communities. Session participants will develop a checklist of tools and strategies and reflect on opportunities they have to take steps toward change at their own institutions.
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD/DASL This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education

Speakers
avatar for Grace Adeneye

Grace Adeneye

Pauline A. Young Resident, University of Delaware
avatar for Maisha Duncan Carey

Maisha Duncan Carey

Instruction Librarian and Organizational Learning Coordinator, University of Delaware
avatar for Aimee Gee

Aimee Gee

English and American Literature Librarian, University of Delaware
avatar for Lauren Wallis

Lauren Wallis

First Year Experience and Student Success Librarian, University of Delaware



Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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