Information literacy + Service Learning= Social Change
GRADIS, Jennifer and TRAVIS, Tiffini (2014) Information literacy + Service Learning= Social Change. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 166 - Social Science Libraries with Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.
Information literacy + Service Learning= Social ChangeIn the evolution of information literacy from a competency based set of standards to one that is more holistic and reflects current trends in higher education, it is critical to evaluate the role of information literacy in social change. One of the key purposes of a university is not only to help students gain critical thinking and applied skills for the workplace but also to instill a sense of responsibility and desire to make a difference in the world around them. More than just focusing on data collection, it is important for academic libraries to, “shift our thinking to include affective (emotional) learning outcomes that address self-efficacy, student confidence, attitudes, motivation, and valuing what is being learned.” (ACRL Standard Review ACRL AC12 Doc 13.1). These key areas are all embodied within the learning outcomes of a service learning curriculum. The focus of this paper is two-fold: to examine how information literacy complements a service learning focused curriculum and how service learning projects can be embedded in any course regardless of the discipline.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge
Session 166 - Librarians as change agents: finding, using and managing data for social change for women - Social Science Libraries with Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group
|Divisions:||Division 1 Library Types > Social Science Libraries Section
Division 4 Support of the Profession > Management of Library Associations Section > Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Information literacy, service learning, communication studies, affective learning, experiential learning, social justice pedagogy|
|Date Deposited:||27 Nov 2014 09:14|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2014 09:14|
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