Heather Jagman is the coordinator of reference, instruction, and academic engagement and the subject liaison to the Theatre School at DePaul University Library in Chicago. She was an ERIAL Project participant and a 2013 ACRL IMLS Assessment in Action grant recipient. She is particularly interested in information literacy and library user behavior.Troy A. Swanson is the teaching and learning librarian and the library department chair at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, where he is also the president of the Moraine Valley Faculty Association. Troy is the author of the book Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination, and Focus and coauthor of the textbook Why White Rice? Thinking through Writing. He has published on social media, website usability, and information literacy. Troy is also a contributor to the Tame the Web blog.
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- About the Authors
Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information explores how librarians and faculty work together to teach students about the nature of expertise, authority, and credibility. It provides practical approaches for motivating students to explore their beliefs, biases, and ways of interpreting the world.
This book also includes chapters that bridge the gap between the epistemological stances and threshold concepts held by librarians and faculty, and those held by students, focusing on pedagogies that challenge students to evaluate authority, connect to prior knowledge and construct new knowledge in a world of information abundance. Authors draw from a deep pool of perspectives including social psychology, critical theory, and various philosophical traditions.
Contributors to the nineteen chapters in this volume offer a balance of theoretical and applied approaches to teaching information literacy, supplying readers with accessible and innovative ideas ready to be put into practice.
Not Just Where to Click is appropriate for all types of academic libraries, and is also suitable for library and information science curricula and collections.
Chapter 1. Theories of Knowledge in Library and Information ScienceLane WilkinsonChapter 2. Beyond Tools and Skills: Putting Information Back into Information LiteracyBeth McDonoughChapter 3. Librarianspeak: Metaphors That Reflect (and Shape) the Ethos and Practice of Academic LibrarianshipMaryBeth Meszaros and Alison M. LewisChapter 4. The Social Life of Knowledge: Faculty EpistemologiesBarbara Fister
Chapter 5. Generation Z: Information Facts and FictionsAshley Cole, Trenia Napier, and Brad MarcumChapter 6. Search Epistemology: Teaching Students about Information DiscoveryAndrew D. AsherChapter 7. Studying Sources: Truth, Method, and Teaching BibliographyPatricia BrownChapter 8. Towards an Assumption Responsive Information Literacy Curriculum: Lessons from Student Qualitative DataRob Morrison and Deana Greenfield
Chapter 9. Expertise and Authority in an Age of CrowdsourcingWilliam B. BadkeChapter 10. Knowledge Societies: Learning for a Diverse WorldAlison HicksChapter 11. Student Author(ity): Engaging Students in ScholarshipBrian W. Young and Daniel Von Holten
Chapter 12. From Counting Sources to Sources That Count: Reframing Authority and Accountability in First-Year CompositionNicole Walls and Amy Pajewski
Chapter 13. Through a Mirror Darkly: A Postmodern Approach to Teaching Expertise, Authority, and BiasStephen A. SandersChapter 14. Librarians and Students: Making the ConnectionsJulie Obst and Joe EshlemanChapter 15. Fragmented Stories: Uncovering News Bias through Information Literacy InstructionWillie Miller
Chapter 16. Logical Fallacies and Sleight of Mind: Rhetorical Analysis as a Tool for Teaching Critical ThinkingJessica Critten, Anne C. Barnhart, and Craig SchroerChapter 17. Scholarly Storytelling: Using Stories as a Roadmap to Authentic and Creative Library ResearchRebecca Halpern and Lisa LeporeChapter 18. Doing It Yourself: Special Collections as a Springboard for Personal, Critical Approaches to InformationLucy Mulroney and Patrick WilliamsChapter 19. Witnessing the World: Journalism, Skepticism, and Information LiteracyLaura Saunders
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