Title

Information in the Real World: Building a Bridge between Academic and Community Information through Service Learning

Location

University Library, Viewing and Taping A

Start Date

11-8-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

11-8-2014 1:45 PM

Description

Presentation will address differences between academic information and information in the real world, including its arrangement, collection and creation. Presentation will demonstrate how UM Libraries restructured information literacy workshops for service learning courses to teach students to build a bridge between abstract, scholarly sources and community information. We found that teaching students to find, value and use community information in addition to academic materials promoted their ability to interact in service environments with increased sophistication. Will allow opportunities for discussion and application at attendees' institution.

Short bio of the presenter(s)

Megan Stark is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. She currently leads the library’s efforts to incorporate information literacy into service learning courses and has a research focus on the interplay between information literacy, local information and sustainability.

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Aug 11th, 1:00 PM Aug 11th, 1:45 PM

Information in the Real World: Building a Bridge between Academic and Community Information through Service Learning

University Library, Viewing and Taping A

Presentation will address differences between academic information and information in the real world, including its arrangement, collection and creation. Presentation will demonstrate how UM Libraries restructured information literacy workshops for service learning courses to teach students to build a bridge between abstract, scholarly sources and community information. We found that teaching students to find, value and use community information in addition to academic materials promoted their ability to interact in service environments with increased sophistication. Will allow opportunities for discussion and application at attendees' institution.