2015 Conference Highlights: Applying “Information Creation as a Process” to Library Instruction

Each week between now and the 2015 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held from May 6-8 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). To register, visit the MLA conference page.

Applying “Information Creation as a Process” to Library Instruction
Thursday, May 7
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Salisbury University Libraries has an innovative program that can be scaled up from a small college setting to a larger graduate university system. The program incorporates one of the threshold concepts in ACRL’s new Information Literacy Framework known as “Information Creation as a Process,” which centers around the concept that the usefulness and quality of an information source is partially determined by how it was created. The instruction program provides flexibility while sticking to a consistent scaffold of “Information Creation as a Process” and has opened new windows of opportunity for all science and business classes. Capable of spanning any discipline, this approach has allowed SU librarians to quickly and effectively provide instruction sessions, with all librarians using a LibGuide template as a starting point to tailor instruction to a research assignment. This capitalizes on the small liberal-arts classroom feel in a larger university setting.

This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Presenters, all from Salisbury University Libraries:

James Parrigin – Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator,
Angeline Prichard – Research and Instructional Librarian,
Sarah Loudenslager – Business/Instructional Librarian,
Susan Brazer – Science Research and Instructional Librarian

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