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Wednesday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How’d You Do That?? From One-shots to a Minor in Information Studies

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In this presentation, we describe our process of rethinking and reinventing our approach to information literacy instruction and developing a minor in Information Studies. Over two years we decreased librarian-taught one-shots, eliminated our ineffective liaison (non)program, collaborated with the Writing Center to provide peer-to-peer research and writing support, and developed train-the-trainer workshops for faculty. We describe the Information Studies curriculum, its connection to The Framework, and how teaching in the minor has impacted our self-perception and identity as librarians.  We engage attendees in asking themselves the hard questions that we asked ourselves as we began to reinvent how we work.  
Participants will:
  • Evaluate their role as teaching librarians and their satisfaction with current work models in order to prioritize and/or rethink their efforts in teaching information literacy.
  • Consider the applicability and usefulness of different models used to teach information literacy in order to determine if/what may be useful at one's own institution.

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Elizabeth Dolinger

Information Literacy Librarian, Keene State College

Eric Shannon

Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College
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Irene McGarrity

Digital Learning Librarian, Keene State College

Wednesday May 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT