Category: Information Literacy

Flipping the Basics in Library Instruction

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There are two online library instruction workshops in which you can assign to students learning the basics when it comes to citing sources. The first is an APA Citation Style workshop that helps students identify parts of APA citations for books, journal … Continue Reading

The News Literacy Project

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The News Literacy Project offers programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share users to be smart, active consumers of news and information. links for educators include “checkology” modules for elementary students, quizzes,a forum for teachers and … Continue Reading

New Online Workshop from USF Libraries about Historical Research

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As part of the new workshop series on information literacy, the USF Libraries has created “Find History.” Instructors with historical research assignments can assign this workshop to students for credit or extra credit. Students who complete the workshop earn a badge, which … Continue Reading

Visual Literacy Survey

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The basic definition of visual literacy is the ability to read, write, and create visual images. It is a concept that relates to art and design, but recently it has included wider applications. Visual literacy is about language, communication, and interaction. Visual … Continue Reading

The Weaponization of Academic Citations

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Image credit Jennie Young argues in her post from Inside Higher Education that an over-emphasis on academic citing methods or what is called an “citation obsession” should not be a high priority in teaching and learning.

Library Student Success Instructional Workshops

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Our undergraduate library instruction program is informed by USF’s Enhanced General Education curriculum and is  focused on delivering online learning modules that can supplement any lower or upper level undergraduate course with a research component.  Students in Gen Ed classes can be … Continue Reading