Richardson, Sarah, Heather Beirne, Ashley Cole, and Trenia Napier. (2018, May) “The Librarians’ Guide to the Information Literacy Galaxy: Leading Campus Conversations.” Presentation at LOEX 2018. Houston, TX.
The Librarians’ Guide to the Information Literacy Galaxy: Leading Campus Conversations
Sarah Richardson (Business Library Team Leader), Heather Beirne (Reference and Instruction Librarian), Ashley Cole (Reference and Instruction Librarian) and Trenia Napier (Associate Director, Programs & Outreach - Noel Studio for Academic Creativity) @ Eastern Kentucky University Situating librarians as information literacy experts and leaders in pedagogical best practices, presenters led a professional learning community (PLC) to create purposeful campus-wide conversations centered around the ACRL Framework and its place in teaching and learning. PLC faculty participants from across campus partnered with liaison librarians to create new and innovative approaches to developing discipline-specific information literacy skills. This presentation will share the format, unexpected outcomes, and anticipated changes for future iterations of the PLC. Participants will engage in group discussions about the opportunities and obstacles in leading similar campus information literacy initiatives and utilize Padlet to brainstorm take-aways. Participants will:
- identify opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the context of the ACRL Framework
- develop strategies for situating librarians as pedagogical leaders in campus-wide information literacy conversations
- utilize established formats and mediums, such as teaching and learning centers or existing professional development venues, to reach faculty