Thursday, May 7 • TBA
I'm Just Here for the Comments: Social Media, Storytelling, and Source Evaluation

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Teaching source evaluation is never easy. Between cookie-cutter checklists and abstract frameworks, it can be hard to settle on a lesson plan that is both engaging and accessible. This presentation will demonstrate and explain a pedagogical approach based in storytelling and designed to maintain student interest in the practical aspects of source evaluation. By creating stories through real-life social media interactions, library instructors can create entertaining lessons that guide students through the basics of source evaluation using familiar scenarios and practical advice. Students already deal with informal source evaluation on a daily basis as they navigate their social media streams; learning to leverage those skills for information literacy instruction is effective, efficient, and, most of all, engaging.

Participants will:
  • Learn about the pedagogy of storytelling.
  • Learn how storytelling can make teaching source evaluation more effective and engaging.
  • Learn how to to develop familiar, practical examples for teaching source evaluation.


Lane Wilkinson

Director of Research & Instruction, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thursday May 7, 2020 TBA
TBA 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

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