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Cope, Jonathan T. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Given the increasing power and prominence of political figures in the United States who openly espouse xenophobic, misogynistic, white nationalist positions, it is only natural to anticipate encountering students who express these views in our libraries and classrooms. This essay uses a classroom encounter with a student expressing xenophobic…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Information Literacy, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Ariew, Susan – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
This paper outlines a brief history of the academic teaching library and, in consequence, it examines the changing role of librarians. As part of that history, the paper also discusses distinctions among various terms used to describe instructional activities in teaching libraries, such as "bibliographic instruction" and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Library Role
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Hicks, Alison – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
This paper uses the example of foreign languages to explore the integration of critical information literacy into the curriculum of various disciplines. By closely examining the practices and values inherent in the foreign language information environment, the paper suggests that a critical vision of information literacy provides the most…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Integrated Curriculum, Cultural Relevance
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The current "ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Review Task Force" presents information literacy practitioners with an engaging intellectual endeavor: how might these standards be revised, rethought, re-envisioned? Regardless of what the review yields, the process is an excellent opportunity for us to think broadly and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Change, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards
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Wilder, Stanley J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
This article is a reflection on the author's 2005 Chronicle of Higher Education article "Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong Assumptions." In it, the author argues that while library instruction is properly grounded in disciplinary norms, information literacy serves a vital institutional obligation as a means of assessing student…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Measurement
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Benjes-Small, Candice; Archer, Alyssa; Tucker, Katelyn; Vassady, Lisa; Resor, Jennifer – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Web evaluation has been a standard information literacy offering for years and has always been a challenging topic for instruction librarians. Over time, the authors had tried a myriad of strategies to teach freshmen how to assess the credibility of Web sites but felt the efforts were insufficient. By familiarizing themselves with the cognitive…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy