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Thursday, June 18 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Theory and Praxis: Information Literacy in Religious Studies and Theological Education

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Since the advent of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, information literacy has been substantially reimagined both theoretically and in professional practice. A new open access publication from Books@Atla Open Press (https://books.atla.com), Information Literacy and Theological Librarianship: Theory & Praxis, marshalls personal experiences, best practices, and theoretical explorations unique to religious studies and theological librarianship. Contributing authors include librarians working in seminaries, small liberal arts colleges, regional religious colleges and universities, as well as divinity schools that are part of R1 universities. This panel presentation features a conversation between the volume editor, a contributing author, and an editor from Books@Atla Open Press. Learn more about the productive tension between theory and practice that frames this work, which examines contemporary information literacy instruction from the perspective of theological and religious studies librarianship. Hear how one librarian integrates the ACRL Information LIteracy Framework into assignments and instruction for a credit-bearing, library-led Divinity School course. Discover the significance of this research to the field of theological librarianship and its availability as an open access publication for librarians in all fields to consult.

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Christine Fruin

Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives Ma, Atla
Christine Fruin is the Atla Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives Manager. As an attorney and a librarian, she has worked for nearly 15 years promoting access to and use of diverse collections and scholarship through utilization of fair use, open access, and responsible... Read More →

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Kaeley McMahan

Associate Librarian, Research & Instruction, Wake Forest University
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Matthew Collins

Editor in Chief, Books@Atla Open Press; Library Director,, Alma College

Thursday June 18, 2020 2:30pm - 3:20pm CDT
Zoom Room 3