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An Information Literacy Challenge: Getting Students to Ask Good Questions
May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Barbara Fister, a well-known information literacy advocate and the Scholar in Residence at Project Information Literacy (PIL), joined Kelly Cannon, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Muhlenberg College’s Trexler Library, to discuss how librarians and educators can help students deal with uncertainty by developing ethical curiosity as an everyday life habit. Fister drew from both her depth of experience leading an academic library and her recent article, “Principled Uncertainty: Why Learning to Ask Good Questions Matters More than Finding Answers,” for the PIL Provocation Series. Fister, Professor Emerita, Gustavus Adolphus College (MN), designed workshops and taught courses on information literacy at the college level for over 30 years. She is the Contributing Editor for the PIL Provocation Series, and has been PIL’s Scholar in Residence since 2019. This event was co-sponsored by the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community and Project Information Literacy, a nonprofit research institute.