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Registration Open for “Flip the Deficit Script!: How to Build Strengths-Based Information Literacy Instruction and Programs” Webinar (Thursday, March 26, 12:30-1:30 PM)

(via Kristen Garlock, ITHAKA)

We’d like to invite you to a free webinar on Thursday, March 26, that focuses on leveraging students’ life skills for teaching information literacy. We are sensitive to the disruptions we are all experiencing from the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, but considering the great interest this webinar has received, we have decided to continue with it as originally scheduled. Please feel free to register even if you can’t attend the live session, the webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants.

“Flip the Deficit Script!:¬†How to Build Strengths-Based Information Literacy Instruction and Programs”

Thursday, March 26 (12:30-1:30 PM CDT)

Register here.

We have an exciting group of scholar-librarians addressing this question: What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy?

Panelists: Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Head of Research & Instruction Services at Virginia Military Institute. Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University, PA. Emily Cox, Collections and Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University.

The panel will discuss strengths-based strategies they’ve developed and integrated into their learning environments. They’ll also present their findings about teaching research skills to students and the connections between students’ real world information-seeking experiences and academic research.

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