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Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy
Welcome to the interactive online home of Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment, a white paper published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Written by a working group of leaders from many parts of the association, this white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy. The paper also provides strategies for librarians from different backgrounds to initiate collaborations within their own campus environments between information literacy and scholarly communication. Use the chapter numbers at the top of this page, or the drop-down Chapters menu, to navigate the white paper. Previous Chapter and Next Chapter arrows are also available once you get started. Intersections is also available as a downloadable PDF from the ACRL website. Related:  deepakbharathanTeaching ResourcesFYS & IL

Scholarly Communication Scholarly communication can be defined as “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.” In an environment that is increasingly global, the ARL Scholarly Communication program encourages the advancement of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information. ARL also encourages initiatives for new modes of scholarship that demonstrate promise for the future. The program currently has the following components: Below are links to information and resources on key topics in scholarly communication.

Subject Guides Subject guides are lists of resources created by librarians to assist students with their research needs. These list of resources may include topics including but not limited to books, journals, databases, websites, as well as any other topics the librarian feels would assist students with their research. LibGuidesare a type of subject guide used by libraries across the world. A LibGuide is a content management and publishing system created by SpringShare. Libraries may use LibGuides to create subject guides, course guides, information portals, or research help pages to name a few. An important aspect of LibGuides that may interest librarians is the statistical features of LibGuides. El Dorado Center Library's Internet Subject Directories, Canadian Studies Research Guide. This is a student's guide to selected resources for the study of Canadian culture, society, economics, and political science. Who are the intended users? Consider the subject area.

How to Evaluate the Credibility of a Source (with Cheat Sheet) Edit Article Source Evaluation HelpEvaluating the Credibility of Sources Edited by Sbenjamin, Sondra C, Krystle, Luv_sarah and 41 others We are constantly surrounded by information, and it is not always easy to know which sources to trust. Being able to evaluate the credibility of information is an important skill used in school, work, and day-to-day life. Ad Steps Evaluating the Credibility of Sources 1Think about how reliable you need the information to be. 4Check the date. Tips If a source does not pass the above guidelines, it does not mean that the information contained within is false. Warnings Beware of using Wikipedia as a source for academic or journalistic writing.

LIB200: Research Methods & Historical Topics – Instruction & Learning | ZSR Library Interested in learning more about research methods in your major? Getting ready to work on an honors thesis? Thinking about going on to graduate school after you leave Wake Forest? ZSR’s advanced research courses could work for you! Our LIB200 series offers both research methods and historical topics courses. The research methods courses provide instruction in advanced research techniques and resources that are specific to a particular discipline, while the historical topics course looks at the history and development of the book since 1400. These 1.5 credit courses are open to declared majors and minors in appropriate departments. Research Methods Courses LIB210: Social Science Research Sources & Strategies LIB220: Science Research Sources & Strategies This half-semester course provides students with an understanding of the sources and strategies necessary for doing research in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, and health and exercise science). Historical Topics Course

asking for it A report published this week by OCLC Research asks the burning question of no one, no where: “Does every research library need a digital humanities center?” The answer, of course, is of course not. Of course, I’m being rude. The click-bait question, as posed, had a foregone conclusion — but there’s much to recommend in the report, even if it fails to define a “DH center” in any clear way, makes an unwarranted assumption that “DH academics” and librarians exist in mutually-exclusive categories, and bases too much of its understanding of faculty and researcher perceptions on the inadequate sample of some conference-going and a couple of focus groups (however carefully convened and accurately reported). every center must evolve — evolve, or die. Okay, the chief value of the report is in its clear reinforcement of the notion that a one-size-fits-all approach to digital scholarship support never fits all. How is that good for the humanities, digital or otherwise? no good deed goes un-punished.

The Museums, Libraries & Archives Council ACRL Proficiency Standards Revised as Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians, approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, April 28, 2017. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 24, 2007. Introduction As the role of instruction and information literacy continues to grow in the academic library, librarians are faced with a need to develop a more focused set of skills to teach effectively in library instruction programs. At the same time, many libraries struggle to offer meaningful training and professional development to improve instruction, especially without a set of established standards for what makes a good instructor. This document is intended to help instruction librarians define and gain the skills needed to be excellent teachers in library instruction programs and to foster collaborations necessary to create and improve information literacy programs. A PDF of this document, along with a Spanish Translation, is available. Background Application of proficiencies in academic libraries 1. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 2.

Information Literacy – The Umbrella for All 21st Century Literacies | National Forum on Information Literacy As a member of the 21st century workforce skills movement, the practice of information literacy nurtures the development of a critical skill set needed so that any learner and/or worker can thrive and compete effectively in today’s global digital economy. As we move further into the 21st century, we are convinced that information literacy will become the standard-bearer for academic achievement, workforce productivity, competitive advantage, and national security. Definition of Information Literacy Information literacy refers to a constellation of competencies revolving around information research, use, and practice across all occupations and professions. It is the foundation for effective, lifelong learning practice, personal, and professional empowerment. Definitions Related to Information Literacy Financial Literacy is “the ability to read, analyze, manage and communicate about the personal financial conditions that affect material well-being. Technology Literacy involves: .