The poster presentation outlines the joint project between AUCA’s Library and Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) to develop 21st-century research and information literacy skills among WARC peer tutors and the broader AUCA community.
The poster presentation demonstrates the particulars of the WARC-AUCA Library Information Literacy Support Initiative, a joint project to cultivate research and information literacy skills among the AUCA community with the help of formally trained peer tutors employed by AUCA’s primary learning support unit, Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC). The project that took place over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year and was funded by an AMICAL small grant addresses the growing need for collaboration between different academic services, considering the increased integration of research and digital literacy tasks into AUCA’s first- and second-year experience programs. The project included intensive training and testing of a select group of WARC tutors by the Library, as well as the practical component conducted in the Library as well as in the WARC itself. The above is an example of a local project in which the Library and the Writing Center act as equal partners in their common mission of developing students’ 21st-century research and information literacy skills.