Librarians and professors know that students who search online believe they can identify good sources based on surface credibility. But students make bad decisions if they apply criteria out of alignment with academic values. This presentation outlines an innovative merger of traditional Rhetoric and Information Literacy to guide students’ research decisions. The collaboration between a librarian and a Composition instructor illustrates librarians’ central role in deepening students' academic values. Participants will take away a new approach to developing students’ evaluative skills that draws on the philosophical principles of “good reasons” and ethos.
Hannon, Richard H. and Cunningham, April D., "Ethos and Credibility : Collaborating to Develop Students’ Critical Information Literacy" (2011). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2009. Paper 12.