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- 1Carlson, Lauren
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- 1Given, Lisa M.
- 1Hoffman, Cameron
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- 2Open access week
Helping students learn how to navigate information—and misinformation—is as important as ever. The Canadian information literacy (IL) landscape continues to evolve along with rhetorical, theoretical, and contextual developments, such as the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher...
Everyone uses information gathered through the senses to understand and navigate daily life. Despite this ubiquity, some types of sensory information have received little attention within library and information studies (LIS). This CAIS paper analyzes one sense as an example, the sense of smell,...
This chapter describes a visualization of the main elements in play when we search for information. The chapter describes how this visualization can be used to start classroom conversations around how social, political, and economic systems influence how people create, organize, find, and gain...
How are information literacy practitioners discussing Wikipedia? Just as important is this question: what do these discussions say about us as teachers? This article will consider these questions and reflect on their implications for our work.
This poster [with handout, see \"attached,\" above] presents results from a collaboration between librarians and students in two visual communications design (VCD) courses. This collaboration first produced awareness campaign materials for the University’s 2014 Open Access Week celebrations, with...
The purpose of this poster is to highlight what is known about embodied information in people’s work experiences. This research extends our understanding of this issue by exploring embodiment in work settings beyond what has been examined to date in information behaviour and information practice...
Since 2013, staff in the University of Alberta Libraries have involved students in the University’s Department of Art & Design in our Open Access (OA) Week efforts. Students have created two important parts of OA Week: a visual identity for our campaign and an exhibition of design installations...
Insights from the performing arts for information professionals who teach
This presentation critiques the discourse of teacher-as-entertainer and examines five elements from the performing arts that can provide meaningful insights for information professionals who teach: physicality, defining the situation, extemporizing, scripts, and acting.
Within library and information studies (LIS), there is growing awareness of the role of the body and its surroundings in people’s information and knowledge experiences. Predominant data collection methods, such as the sit-down interview, should be reexamined in light of this awareness. This paper...
Research is a verb: Exploring a new information literacy-embedded undergraduate research methods courseDownload
This paper introduces a potential solution to widespread and longstanding concerns about undergraduates’ research, writing, and critical thinking skills: a new activity-based, discipline-specific research methods course. This paper details the course's design and explores the course's...