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ERIC Number: EJ1155241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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ISSN: EISSN-1092-1206
Construction and Contextualization of Authority in STEM Fields: An Exploratory Paper
Kuglitsch, Rebecca; Bordeaux, Julia R.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n87 Sum 2017
In this paper, we explore how librarians can teach students to deconstruct the concept of authority using questions and considering contextual needs in STEM fields. We argue that examining the complexities of common signifiers of authority, such as peer review, citation rates, and types of sources, as well as exploring contextual factors such as authority in academic and professional settings, are key to developing an understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Frame "Authority is constructed and contextual" in the sciences. For each signifier of authority, we present ways to approach and discuss the question in the classroom.
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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