on October 28, 2022 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training

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Originally presented October 26, 2022

No matter how much time and effort we put into developing charismatic one-shot training sessions or providing students with carefully crafted LibGuides, students still struggle to learn information literacy skills. Are there more systemic problems we need to address? 

Join Mary DeJong as she describes what some of those problems might be, including students' lack of motivation, poorly designed research assignments, and lack of standardization in the vocabulary of information literacy.

You’ll learn about strategies for addressing these problems at different scales – in the classroom as well as at the university level.

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  

 

Click the link below to download the presentation slides:
Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training

Click the link below to download the chat transcript: 
Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Chat

Click the link below to download Mary's bibliography: 
Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Bibliography

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