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Information Literacy | Library and Information Science

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Recent research in information literacy (IL) suggests librarians should shift the emphasis of IL instruction toward higher-level concepts rather than search mechanics. This session describes how the Augustana library drew upon the results of local assessments and national research to re-imagine its first-year learning outcomes so as to focus on higher-level skills and recognize the importance of special collections in teaching IL in the college’s required first-year sequence. We address transforming IL pedagogy throughout the library as well as designing special collections as a hands-on learning laboratory.

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Bluemle, Stefanie R., and Sarah M. Horowitz. "Beyond Search: Information Literacy, Special Collections, and the First Year." National Resource Center’s 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience. Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA. 18 Feb. 2014. Presentation.

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