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The next Information and Digital Literacy Journal Club will be led by Araz Margossian (American University of Armenia). We will discuss the article “Visualizing oral histories: A lab model using multimedia DH to incorporate ACRL framework standards into liberal arts education” written by Krista White, in 2017.
Here are some discussion questions:
- Do you have a similar model of faculty-librarian collaboration/partnership incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in your institution? If not, do you see opportunities for implementing a similar model?
- What opportunities and challenges do you perceive in this strategy of attaching an optional DH (or other) lab taught by a librarian to an existing course?
- What do you think about this model of delivering Information and Digital literacies skills to the students vs one shot sessions vs teaching a credit-bearing IL course?
- Do you agree with the idea that digital natives enjoy advantages over digital immigrants in acquiring and developing Digital literacy skills?
- Can we map other elements of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into the DH lab in this article?
- The article indicates that “Faculty and students all exhibit high confidence in their research abilities using internet resources without assistance from librarians, which results in lower librarian-researcher contact on all levels.” (p395). Based on your observations and experience, do you agree with this statement?
- As a librarian, how do you feel about new roles in librarianship distributed outside the library?