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Learn how the University of Alberta’s Collection Strategies Unit planned and worked through a year of reductions to acquisitions, staff, and services.
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.
NEOS libraries have been using Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) as part of their collections development strategy for over a decade. DDA has moved well beyond a pilot project to being a mature, stable approach to collecting ebooks. Collections librarians from the University of Alberta and MacEwan...
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...