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Friday, June 19 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Information Literacy in the Seminary

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This session will enable participants to share ways to do information literacy (IL) in seminaries. There will be four breakout groups during the session, each of which will be assigned one of the major topics below. Please read through all the topics so that you’ll be ready to share in your breakout group.
  1. Ways to Involve Faculty in IL: What does information literacy engagement look like in practical courses, i.e. courses without research projects? courses with research papers? How do we help faculty understand the advantage of IL instruction for their students?
  2. Tiered Approaches to IL: What are consistent difficulties students have with finding materials? How much time do you need to cover finding and using resources? What tools do you provide for finding or using resources besides library staff? How do you publicize them? How much time do you need to cover style, formatting, and library provided tools?
  3. Suggestions for how to Start an IL program: How do you define IL? How is it distinct from writing skills and study skills? What are the basic requirements for beginning an IL program? Who are the faculty members who are most likely to support an IL initiative?
  4. Administrative buy-in to the need for IL training: What metrics do your administrators want to see? What faculty are key for administrative support? How do we help administrators understand the need for IL? How do we move from remedial and reactive IL training to proactive IL training?
The participants will develop a list of ideas and resources to use in their libraries or schools. The list will be written up and distributed to the participants and to the convention annual. This will include a bibliography of IL sources and a list of ideas, things to consider or try, etc. You are invited to join our online group. The URL will be provided in the presentation PowerPoint.

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Jonathan McCormick

Regional Campus Librarian, Gateway Seminary
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Patricia Yang

Digital Services Librarian, Gateway Seminary Library

Friday June 19, 2020 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Zoom Room 2