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Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information

E.W. Fairchild Martindale Library, Ground Floor, Rm. 370D 8A Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA

Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures […]

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Librarian Reading Group

DeSales University Trexler Library Butz Room 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA

12 librarians gathered to discuss the learning outcomes associated with data literacy and the connections between data literacy and information literacy. We explored the strengths that different individuals bring to the classroom and shared the experiences and struggles of teaching data literacy in the college classroom.

3rd Annual Information Literacy Symposium – Deconstructing Data: Exploring Data Literacy in Higher Ed

Moravian College

46 Lehigh Valley faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in teaching students to think, research, and engage critically with data met on the campus of Moravian College. Since our work is increasingly data-driven and data-ridden, it is vital that students learn to parse and work confidently with data, both quantitative and qualitative. The LVAIC Information […]

Librarian Reading Group w/ Special Programming by ACRL’s Project Outcome

DeSales University Trexler Library 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA

21 librarians from across the six LVAIC institutions met at the DeSales University Trexler Library and were introduced to ALA's Project Outcome by ACRL Program Manager Sara Goek. Goek provided information about Project Outcome's standardized surveys, which allow for benchmarking across institutions, and led a visioning exercise to help us imagine future assessment projects. After […]

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4th Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium – A Community of Reflection: Information Literacy Research and Scholarship

Online

Approximately 54 librarians, faculty, and staff from across the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys met online for the 4th annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium. The online format was chosen in response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters shared their experiences with information literacy scholarship and attendees were provided opportunities to discuss and brainstorm in two breakout […]

Library Reading Group

Sixteen librarians of the Lehigh Valley joined us for a conversation about fact and truth and the COVID-19 Pandemic. We discussed inclusiveness, personal experience, the tension between facts and presented by authoritative voices and the desire to include alternative experiences, propaganda, non-Western voices, and disciplinary differences.

Librarian Reading Group

Bull, Alaina C., Margy MacMillan, and Alison Head. (2021, July 21. ) Dismantling the Evaluation Framework, In the Library with the Lead Pipe. https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2021/dismantling-evaluation/. 13 librarians from across the Lehigh Valley discussed teaching information evaluation - opportunities, frustrations, and concerns.

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An Information Literacy Challenge: Getting Students to Ask Good Questions

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‚Äôs 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 […]

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