Bucknell University Educational Goal 8 states that students will “develop information literacy and technological competency across disciplines.” With the rapid changes in our information ecosystem, the skills our students need are more complex. By emphasizing a holistic approach to information literacy, can we better help our students build the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond? This learning community will explore ways, beyond the curricula of the colleges, that we can help students build transferable information literacy skills and habits of mind for a “lifetime of critical thinking.”
Our learning community will read about, discuss, and generate ideas for information literacy pedagogy that emphasizes an integrated approach to building students’ confidence, curiosity, and understanding of context when finding, using, and evaluating information.
We will explore information literacy through the lens of threshold concepts (Meyer & Land) that underlie the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).
Our first meeting takes place on Tuesday, September 5th from 11:00-11:50AM in the Digital Scholarship Center, Bertrand Library Room 123. Subsequent bi-weekly meeting times will be determined during that meeting.