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Focus on Information Literacy

Welcome to our year-long faculty development focus on Information Literacy, a Valencia general education outcome.

2016 - 2017: Written Communication   2017 - 2018: Information Literacy  2018 - 2019: Cultural and Historical

Information Literacy at Valencia

Information Literacy

Information Literacy is one of Valencia's general education learning outcomes.

At Valencia, an "information literate" student is able to "locate, evaluate, and effectively use information from diverse sources."

An expanded definition from the Association of College and Research Libraries informs our teaching practice: Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

As faculty, Valencia librarians teach information literacy to students.

Joanna Burkhardt at Reading and Writing Conference

Joanna Burkhardt, author of Teaching Information Literacy Reframed, will close the Reading and Writing Conference on 9/23.

Joanna Burkhardt, BA, MA, MLIS, has taught Information Literacy at the University of Rhode Island for 25 years.  She was part of the original team that created the Information Literacy Program at the URI Libraries, including the first 3-credit course, Introduction to Information Literacy, in 1999.  She has taught IL face-to-face and online to undergraduates and graduate students.  Since 2008 she has focused on “teaching the teachers”, offering online short courses for instructors through ACRL and ALA.  She is the author/co-author of four books and numerous articles about teaching and assessing Information Literacy.  Her most current research is about “fake news” and how we can help our students to avoid it. A paper on this topic is forthcoming in Library Technical Reports this fall.

Brown Bag Discussions

Join us for a series of brown bag discussions on information literacy topics.

Fall Semester

Fake News -- week of October 2nd

      East, Tuesday, 10/3, 1 - 2 pm, 3-113

      Osceola, Thursday, 10/5, 1 - 2 pm, 1-219

      West, Thursday, 10/5, 1-2 pm, 6-202

Weaponization of Information -- week of November 6th

     East, Tuesday, 11/7, 1-2 pm, 8-105D

     Osceola, Tuesday, 11/7, 1:00-2:00pm, 1-219

     West, Monday, 11/6, 1-2 pm, 6-202