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Morin, Leah – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
An academic librarian providing one-shot instruction sessions to first-year students is uniquely positioned to enact a feminist ethic of care in the classroom. First-year university students are particularly in need of caring. The library instruction session is often their introduction to and first impression of the library and an opportunity to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Library Instruction, Caring, Academic Libraries
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Azadbakht, Elena S. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
While several studies explore whether librarians think of themselves as teachers, how librarians construct their teacher identities has received less attention in the literature. This project used semi-structured interviews with eighteen academic librarians in the United States to gain a sense of their teaching personas and how these have…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Teacher Characteristics
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Langan, Kathleen A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Labeling information is a precarious and risky enterprise. Catalogers have the task of fitting unique concepts within established and rigid language frameworks while also minimizing personal bias. The way information literacy librarians interact with labeled information also influences how users interact with information. Labeling moves beyond the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Games, Philosophy, Cataloging
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Roberts, Linds – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Increasingly librarians are interested in how the community of practice (CoP) framework can provide a more complete picture of how information literacy practices are influenced by situated and social learning. Doctoral students are socialized into the practices of the academy and gradually take on the identity and work of a scholar in their field.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Communities of Practice, Librarians, Information Literacy
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Click, Amanda B.; Wiley, Claire Walker; Houlihan, Meggan A. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
The introduction of the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education" in 2015 inspired many librarians to rethink how they offer information literacy instruction. This multi-method study, using data from a survey and five focus groups, explores the use of the "Framework" in business information literacy (BIL).…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Business Administration Education
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Mills, Jenny; Flynn, Rachael; Fox, Nicole; Shaw, Dana; Wiley, Claire Walker – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Evaluating information is an essential skill, valued across disciplines. While librarians and instructors share the responsibility to teach this skill, they need a common framework in order to collaborate to design assignments that give students multiple opportunities to learn. Librarians and First Year Seminar faculty at Belmont University…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Information Literacy, First Year Seminars, Instructional Design
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Rapchak, Marcia – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Critical librarianship, which critiques the role of libraries and information professionals in maintaining systems of oppression, has been growing in popularity in the profession, and instructors in Library and Information Science (LIS) have begun to address critical librarianship in their coursework. While critical pedagogy and critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Librarians, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Sommer, Max; Kohnen, Angela M.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Hampton, John – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
The purpose of this research was to provide validity evidence for the Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Scale (ILSES), a widely used instrument that was constructed in 2006. The researchers were interested in investigating the validity of this instrument due to the evolution of the information environment that has taken place since the scale's…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity
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Piper, Gemmicka; Ameen, Mahasin; Lowe, M. Sara – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
This study sought to analyze anti-Black racism LibGuides created by ARL member institutions to determine strengths and weaknesses of the guides based on LibGuides best practices. Institutional and LibGuide author demographic information were also gathered to determine correlations or trends, if any. Rubric evaluation of LibGuides found that guides…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Library Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Roach-Freiman, Ashley – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
BEAM is a schema for categorizing the rhetorical positions of authors according to the author's intention or purpose of the information. This Innovative Practices piece critiques common methods of teaching source evaluation and proposes that instruction librarians teach BEAM to students who may struggle using a source once they have located it. A…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Rhetoric, Authors, Information Sources
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Kogut, Ashlynn – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Whether formally articulated or tacitly held, all librarians have beliefs about how undergraduate students learn. Framing learning beliefs as a component of a teaching philosophy, this study explored how librarians described how undergraduate students learned best. Thirteen librarians from three doctoral universities in Texas were interviewed.…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Librarian Attitudes
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Espinosa de los Monteros, Pamela A.; Black, Elizabeth L. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the notion that our world is global and interdependent. Despite the ever-increasing connection of global with local, there continues to be formidable barriers in accessing information produced in different international contexts and languages. This Innovative Practices article details the redesign of an…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Outcomes of Education
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Reed, Emily – Communications in Information Literacy, 2021
Remote reference consultations have considerably increased due to the need to provide remote services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducting reference consultations via videoconferencing not only offers many benefits to student researchers; it also presents an opportunity for librarians to embrace a learner-centered teaching mindset when…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, COVID-19
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James, Amy B. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
The creation of learning objectives is often considered imperative for semester-length courses, yet unimportant or irrelevant for information literacy instruction one-shot sessions. However, the Association of College and Research Libraries "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" calls librarians into action by…
Descriptors: Student Educational Objectives, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Taxonomy
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Goodsett, Mandi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2020
Critical thinking, while often used as a mere buzzword, is clearly relevant to the mission and expertise of librarians who teach. Even in online information literacy instruction, critical thinking remains an important goal. This study attempts to determine the ways and extent to which online information literacy learning objects follow best…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Electronic Learning, Best Practices
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