The December meeting of the Information Literacy Journal Club will meet on Tuesday 10 December at 12:00, Paris time (local time). It will be led by Tatev Zargaryan from the American University of Armenia (AUA).
We will discuss an experiment that the Agder University Library in Norway initiated in 2018. Bachelor students were embedded in teaching the Information Literacy sessions. We will all read the article “Embedded students? Can libraries benefit from students having work placements in the library in planning library instruction?” by H.T.D. Johannessen. The article is open access, and legally available through the link.
Here are a few questions to think about before the session:
- The article discusses students’ needs and perspectives on learning Information Literacy skills. Do you think we can have insight into their perception of Information Literacy sessions if we “embed students” into library instruction sessions?
- When you are creating your Information Literacy session, are you thinking from students’ perspective or just using the ACRL IL frameworks, or any other guides?
- What might be the risks or challenges of the “embedded students” into the info/digital literacies course?
- What are the important elements of Information Literacy skills needed in your context? Can you use Bøyum et al.’s model on page 7, for the library instruction to support the session development with “embedded students”? Bøyum et al. (2017) present the technique approach (case 1), the problem approach (case 2), the coaching approach (case 3) and the negotiation approach (case 4). The model is divided into strong to weak integration and participation, and from interdisciplinary to multidisciplinary and general to practice-based information literacy (Figure 1).
The meeting will be conducted using Zoom, which may require installation in advance of the meeting. Review our online event guidelines to ensure you are setup to participate with a microphone.