The next Information and Digital Literacy Journal Club meeting will be led by Michael Stoepel from the American University of Paris (AUP) and Christine Furno from the American University in Sharjah (AUS). The proposed reading is a 2013 white paper published by ACRL that discusses and explores three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy, and offers strategies for librarians to support librarians in their academic environment.
The white paper is freely available in PDF format: Intersections of Scholarly Communications and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment
Some discussion points for your consideration:
- This paper puts forward the effects of the digital age on the economics of the distribution of publishing, digital literacies, and librarian’s changing roles. How do you see these effects today – 7 years later – and what is the impact on your practise of teaching information literacy?
- This paper provides strategies that librarians from different backgrounds and responsibilities can use to construct and initiate collaborations within their own campus environments between information literacy and scholarly communication. What strategies do you feel would work in your current work setting that will support this intersection?
- What is changing at your institution regarding scholarly communication? How are students reacting to this change and do they understand their role as content consumers and content creators? How are faculty addressing these changes?
- What is missing from the reading that could have been addressed, but was not?
This event will be a discussion, so come prepared to participate with audio at least, though audio + video is even better.
The platform will be Zoom, which may require installation in advance of the event. Review our online event guidelines to ensure you are setup to participate with a microphone and/or web cam.