Intersections of Scholarly Communication & Information Literacy

Date(s) - 02/21/2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art ~ Chao Lecture Hall in the Center for Asian Art



This program will empower participants to leverage the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy in order to develop education and outreach initiatives that address the aspirations and needs of scholars, students, and researchers at their institutions. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to network and build communities of practice focusing on the following themes and outcomes:

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Identify your own working definitions for scholarly communication and information literacy.
Examine the intersecting cornerstones of both definitions in order to generate learning opportunities for students, faculty, etc.
Explore successful examples of librarianship at the intersections.
Brainstorm creative ways to create and capitalize on informal and formal education opportunities.

Institutional Priorities and Alignment

Identify library and institutional priorities and goals that invite educational opportunities based on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy.

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Educations as a tool for creating learning experiences at the intersections
Analyze the Framework in order to choose appropriate direction and language for learning outcomes.
Use the knowledge practices and dispositions of the Framework to develop learning outcomes.

Connect with partners in the library and in the greater campus community
Identify potential partnerships within and beyond the library that will maximize the impact of your learning experiences.
Examine areas of expertise throughout your campus community that will inform the content of your learning experiences.
Become conversant about the intersections and increase confidence in your ability to engage stakeholders in related discussions.

Who Should Attend
The Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy are applicable to anyone who supports the educational and research aspiration of an academic community. Librarians who collaborate with faculty will find that information literacy concepts are relevant for advanced researchers as well as students. Similarly, teaching librarians will find that integration of scholarly communication concepts will deepen both undergraduate and graduate students’ understanding of the social and economic issues surrounding the research process. Those involved in outreach will find creative opportunities to engage with stakeholders in the campus community. Libraries are encouraged to invite faculty and other campus partners to participate in the workshop to enable multidisciplinary collaboration.

Presenter: Maryam Fakouri
Maryam Fakouri is a Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian at the University of Washington Seattle. She monitors developments in information law and policy that affect higher education, and she offers guidance about various copyright issues. She has designed educational programs about copyright, fair use, open access, and related topics. Prior to specializing in scholarly communication, Maryam was a reference and teaching librarian. Maryam has a Master of Library Science from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

Presenter: Joelle Pitts
Joelle Pitts is an Associate Professor and Head of Content Development at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional consortium which utilizes the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to build open access online lessons. She has also led the development of learning environments centered on topics such as information access and authority. Pitts consults, publishes, and presents on topics including the Framework, instructional design, and library collaboration.

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