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Thursday, May 7 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tune Up your #critlib Toolkit: Scaffolding Critical Information Literacy Discussions with Upper Level Students

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What are strategies for engaging students in critical information literacy conversations across the curriculum? In my role as a subject librarian, I have found that while the research topics and projects for upper level courses differ in disciplinary content, discussions about information privilege and inequity can engage all students, regardless of major, in more critical examinations of their own research processes. In this session I will share three lesson activities that have helped jump-start more critical inquiry in the classroom. Handouts will be provided, as well as access shared to an online critlib toolkit with lesson plans, activities, and assessments.

Participants will:
  • Be able to determine critical information literacy topics and concepts they want to focus on in their teaching.
  • Be able to identify activities that they can use and tailor to their needs of their students.

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Erin Durham Wright

Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland Baltimore County
she/her/hers Erin Durham Wright works as Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She graduated in 2018 with an MA in History and MLS from the University of College Park. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, academic library... Read More →

Thursday May 7, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT