Librarian Manlio Perugini from JCU will lead this online forum entitled “Freshmen above and beyond: library workshops as an alternative to the first-year programmes”.
This discussion is aimed to understand whether and how library workshops can be a possible alternative to the lack of an institutional first year programme. Information and/or digital literacy skills are often overlooked, in terms of curricular design, and confined to the limits of one-shot library sessions: library workshops can sometimes be the only way to work around these issues.
The main planned takeaways for the discussion are: to design (or at least draft) further strategies to integrate information & digital literacy into curricula and to outline programmes that could empower a student-centered approach for information & digital literacy where first year initiatives are lacking. Furthermore, discussing such options could envision a way to tighten these competencies through “unofficial” curricula which might, in perspective, be used to advocate for the creation of official programmes within liberal arts institutions.
Who should attend: Librarians and others involved in instruction or curricular planning related to information and digital literacies at AMICAL member institution
Presenters: Manlio Perugini and Christine Furno
You must register to attend the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the meeting.
This meeting will be conducted using Zoom. Read our guidelines for more information about how to attend AMICAL’s online meetings and events.
Organized by the Information Literacy Initiatives Committee