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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.
Introduction: The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta is large and diverse. Liaison librarians at the Health Sciences Library decided in late 2009 to undertake a system-wide evaluation of the information literacy (IL) instruction being delivered to the Faculty. The...
Information literacy programs and the factors that influence their development and structure can vary significantly from institution to institution. Credit-bearing discipline-specific information literacy courses are a rare and valuable component of an undergraduate educational experience and...
Instruction for Information Literacy in Canadian Academic Libraries: A Longitudinal Analysis of Aims, Methods, and SuccessDownload
The study reports a survey of information literacy instruction practices in Canadian academic libraries. Results indicate that formal instruction is offered by 89% of respondents, a minority of which articulate formal instructional objectives or work in libraries with full-time instructional...
The digital revolution changes the way we teach and learn. This paper introduces the concept of a hybrid course structure. It aims to show the benefits of blended learning and describes the course design used by the Bibliothèque Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. It is hoped this approach will...
Within our field, and more widely, there is a way of thinking that equates effective teaching with effective entertaining. This way of thinking can be referred to as a “discourse of edutainment.” It underpins some of the publications and conversations that encourage librarians to make their...