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Contextualizing Information Literacy: Why “Why” Makes All The Difference, Wendy Doucette Sep 2016

Contextualizing Information Literacy: Why “Why” Makes All The Difference, Wendy Doucette

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Graduate students require the same base knowledge of information literacy as undergraduates, but are less likely to receive in-class instruction. Rather than considering them as external, theoretical signposts or goals, this presentation will discuss the value of situating the ACRL Information Literacy Standards and Framework into the real-life graduate student experience. Explaining what it means to have membership in the academic community leads directly to a deeper understanding of scholarly dialogue, authority and peer review. This grounding leads to an understanding of ownership, copyright, and plagiarism. This high-level overview of the scholarly research process allows students to comprehend their own ...