Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Queering Classification

This video discusses classification systems, library organization schemas, and the power of naming using examples of queer identities and its history of misrepresentation.

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All About Peer Review Toolkit

Toolkit for teaching all about peer review through a disciplinary and critical information literacy lens. Includes a video, discussion questions, three interactive tutorials for various disciplines, and assignment ideas.
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Cognitive Bias and Information Practices

An infographic handout on coginitive bias in information practices. Examples include confirmation bias, availability bias, and authority bias. 

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Authority is Constructed and Contextual: Breaking Down the ACRL Framework

Presentation for the September 2017 Library Learning Services Retreat. This presentation was developed as part of the Information Fluency Initiative in the 2015-2018 UNT Libraries Strategic Plan and examines of core concepts of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education frame "Authority is Constructed and Contextual."

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Authority is Constructed and Contextual: Applying the Frame

Presentation for the September 2017 Subject Liaisons meeting. This presentation was developed as part of the Information Fluency Initiative in the 2015-2018 UNT Libraries Strategic Plan and contains strategies for adapting the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education frame "Authority is Constructed and Contextual" for library instruction and contains an examining of its core concepts.

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Evaluating Sources Rubric

Rubric used to score student annotated bibliographies in order to evaluate the learning outcomes "Students will be able to evaluate sources based on information need and the context in which the information will be used" and "Students will be able to identify multiple perspectives on a research topic."

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What's Happening? Evaluating News in a Time of Information Overload

In this workshop, students learn about the driving forces behind fake news, reflect on how our opinions impact the way we evaluate information, and discuss and practice using criteria for evaluating news. The workshop includes a brief presentation on fake news and cognitive biases, reflection prompts for students to respond to, and an activity in which students work in groups to evaluate different news articles on a common topic.

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Twitter Tag

The goal of this in-class activity is to help students relate database searching to something they already have familiarity with. This is interdisciplinary and could be adapted for any subject or database. Students will explore a timely topic on Twitter using a hashtag and note bias, tone, authority, and related hashtags before conducting a similar search on a library database or discovery tool. Students and instructors then discuss similarities and differences between both searches and their results. 

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MOOC BoniCI

An open access MOOC in French to bonify the information literacy skills of university students (with Moodle).

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Unlock Library Literacy

This lesson is designed to orient teacher education students to the library spaces and resources that support the development of multiple literacies by using a gamified tour through a series of stations throughout the library. Exploration stations are focused on themes of Indigenous perspectives and critical literacy, differentiated reading materials, leisure reading, coding and computational thinking resources, and “making” stories through unplugged STEAM activities. At each station, students engage with the resources through conversation, play, and decision-making. Students will gain an appreciation for the breadth of library resources to support the development of multiple literacies, and begin to critically appraise teaching and learning resources for the classroom. The Unlock Library Literacy workshop models a gamified approach to learning design. Students gather in small groups and engage in a self-guided exploration of stations throughout the library, with librarians available to facilitate and answer questions. An online survey platform is used to randomly move students from one station to the next, and states the tasks students must perform at each location. After completing each exploration station, students will receive a clue. After completing all required stations, students will have the code for a combination lock that they can use to unlock a box and get a prize.  

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