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Thursday, June 9 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Extending the Arc of Learning: Infusing Information Literacy Throughout Students' Academic Careers

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The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education describes information literacy as "extending the arc of learning throughout students' academic careers and as converging with other academic and social learning goals" (ACRL, 2015). Ensuring that information literacy supports learning throughout a student's academic career and beyond is difficult to achieve by only embedding information literacy instruction in early general education courses such as freshmen-level composition and providing the occasional one-shot instruction session. In this panel discussion we will explore what information literacy instruction might look like when thoroughly integrated throughout the curriculum as part of gateway courses that are required for entry into a major and senior capstone courses in the different disciplines. How can we best familiarize students with the information ecosystem and knowledge practices specific to their future professions? What are ways in which we can teach students to effectively use information for learning in their fields of interest and for individual growth?

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Anne R. Diekema

Assoc. Professor/Dept. Chair, Southern Utah University
Anne Diekema is Department Chair of the Library & Information Science department at Southern Utah University's Sherratt Library. Anne teaches information literacy and library research skills and studies how to best prepare students for information problem solving in school, profession... Read More →
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Caitlin Gerrity

School Library Program Director, Southern Utah University
Caitlin Gerrity is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the School Library Media Endorsement Program at Southern Utah University. She teaches college-level information literacy skills and prepares teacher librarians for the State of Utah and beyond.
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Phil Roche

Early Experience Librarian, Southern Utah University Library
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah UniversityEarly ExperienceLibrary InstructionAcademic libraries and student retention

Thursday June 9, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
Gould Auditorium Open Space Marriott Library (University of Utah campus)