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ERIC Number: EJ913995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Collaborations between Faculty and Special Collections Librarians in Inquiry-Driven Classes
Mazella, David; Grob, Julie
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v11 n1 p467-487 Jan 2011
Though information literacy (IL) instruction is often assumed by faculty to be electronic, introductory, and teachable in a single visit, our collaboration on an inquiry-driven, research-intensive capstone course for English majors focused instead on bringing their information gathering and critical thinking skills up to a disciplinary level. Students, therefore, completed a series of increasingly complex special collections assignments to practice working among archival items, electronic databases, and conventional print works. Collaboration and some degree of role flexibility became essential to our goal of imparting a more advanced, comprehensive, and disciplinary version of IL to students. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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