Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

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ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Webcast Series

In recent years the Information Literacy Group (ILG) has seen a rise in dedicated library support for researchers, as well as increasing support from other areas of universites, to support publication and Scholarly Communication. This overlap between general research support, library specific research support, and general academic liaison work has resulted in some interesting opportunities and duplications in work. The ILG sees Scholarly Communication as a key part of Information Literacy, so is pleased to explore these overlaps in these series of webinars, with the help of our presenters from the ACRL.

This series of webinars will suit any higher education librarians particular those involved in teaching and learning, academic liaison, or research support.

Each webcast is one hour long and includes time for conversation and questions. While they act as a series, each webcast can be viewed independently. So you could register for any combination that meets your needs.

Registration is free for CILIP Information Literacy Group (individual / personal) members, with a small charge for non-members.

Today’s shifting academic information landscape provides many challenges and opportunities for librarians to become change agents for campus-wide initiatives and competencies. As we educate and inspire diverse communities of scholars, librarians are encouraged to seek collaborative opportunities that arise at the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy. This three-part webcast series, organized by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and presented for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), supports librarians as they embark on new and exciting leadership roles as educators of students, teaching faculty, and administration alike. The series builds on the work introduced in the ACRL white paper, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment.

Webcast 1: Crossing Paths: An Introduction to the Intersections

Friday, March 3 | 3 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. CST

Following the 2013 publication of ACRL’s white paper on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy, interest in the connection between these two critical areas of librarianship has grown tremendously. The first webcast in this three-part series explores common definitions of the two topics; analyzes the intersections and objectives presented in the white paper and in subsequent publications; offers practical examples of librarianship at the intersections; and discusses partnerships that advance outreach and education initiatives. This webcast provides participants with a shared theoretical foundation on which the rest of the series is built.

Learning outcomes:

  • Analyze common definitions of information literacy and scholarly communication.

  • Examine the intersecting cornerstones of both definitions.

  • Explore successful examples of librarianship at the intersections.

Speakers:

Emma Molls, Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota

Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington


Webcast 2: Creating Learning Experiences at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Tuesday, April 4 | 3 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. CST

The ever-evolving information landscape poses a challenge to first-year students, graduate students, and faculty alike. To educate and inspire diverse communities of scholars, the presenters encourage attendees to create dynamic learning opportunities that address the needs of our learners at the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy. However, applying theory to practice can be difficult when creating learning experiences for a variety of audiences. This webcast provides practical ideas and skills to develop and assess pedagogical strategies that engage scholars at all levels. The presenters first describe how to distill core concepts from particular intersections into learning outcomes. With those outcomes as cornerstones, the presenters guide participants through the essential steps of creating meaningful learning experiences. Finally, they explain how to assess the impact of learning experiences in order to identify future goals. Examples of successful learning experiences at the intersections are shared throughout the presentation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify creative ways to develop and capitalize on informal and formal education opportunities for a variety of audiences in order to engage your community with the dynamic information environment.

  • Recognize foundational elements of meaningful learning experiences in order to develop engaging educational programming at your institution.

Speakers:

Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian at Kansas State University

John Watts, Teaching & Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Webcast 3: Talking Points: Strategies for Building Collaborative Partnerships at the Intersections

Friday, May 5th | 3 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. CST

Because the intersections extend beyond traditional disciplinary or departmental boundaries, librarians must seek connections with all relevant campus stakeholders to maximize their impact. Starting these conversations in your institution is the first step in building the connections between scholarly communication and information literacy. The third and final webcast helps participants identify potential partners for creating learning experiences and programming based on the intersections. Presenters describe the process of aligning efforts with institutional priorities. They also explore the wide variety of educational experiences that are possible with diverse partners at a range of institutional types. Finally, presenters share planning tactics that can build momentum and enthusiasm for the intersections across your library and institution.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify library and institutional priorities and goals that invite educational opportunities based on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy.

  • Examine areas of expertise throughout your campus community in order to inform the content of your work with the intersections.

  • Develop strategies for setting attainable goals in order to initiate outreach and learning initiatives at the intersections.

Speakers:

Emma Molls, Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota

John Watts, Teaching & Learning Librarian at University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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