LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Entrees: Developing your Teachers and your Program

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In this session, I propose ways to present information literacy instruction to students and faculty as an essential component in one’s education, a requirement for life in a civic democracy. I suggest that information literacy instructors should champion the concept of publicly important knowledge. Rather than instruction that privileges task-oriented process information-seeking processes, librarians should cultivate interactions where students develop patterns of curating knowledge that reflect a deep-seated desire to be aware of what matters to educated people. We will discover how social media platforms are the concrete tools we can use to facilitate this paradigm shift in information literacy instruction, and we will experiment with several instruction models and exercises we can use to cultivate information literacy.