Flip the deficit script!
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How to build strengths-based information literacy instruction and programs
What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy?
Join the authors of two recent publications* who will share the findings of their study and discuss the connections between students’ real-world information-seeking experiences and academic research:
- Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Head of Research & Instruction Services at Virginia Military Institute
- Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University, PA
- Emily Cox, Collections and Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University
*Publications: “On Their Own Terms: First-year Student Interviews About Everyday Life Research Can Help Librarians Flip the Deficit Script,” (Reference Services Review, 2019) and “Should We Flip the Script?: Examining Deficit-based Perspectives on First-Year Students’ Information Literacy,” Journal of Information Literacy, (December, 2019)