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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)