Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Short video: What does it mean for a source to be credible? Why is it important to use these sources? How can you tell if a source is credible?

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Finding Genetic Information Online & Citing Images

This is a lesson plan, files, and assessment information for an upper level biology class.  It is in two parts, finding genetic information online and citing images.  It follows a flipped model with pre-class activities required.  The second activity on citing images was created using a Process Orientated Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) framework.  Although this activity is specific to CSE style, the activity could be adapted to any citation style.  
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Using Discovery to Facilitate Source Awareness and Evaluation

Discovery tools are great at revealing the variety of sources available to researchers. This one-shot lesson plan makes use of discovery platform facets and features to show students the range of content available. Students will also explore and evaluate how the available information sources differ from each other. The lesson may be more appropriate for upper-level students who have database experience and a basic understanding of what research looks like within their disciplines.
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Visual Literacy

This assignment has students analyzing data presented in graphs, charts and infographics that are pre-selected by librarian and instructor based on how poorly the information is being presented through various outlets.

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Question Authority

The Question Authority lesson is mapped to the Authority is Constructed and Contextual Frame.  The lesson introduces the concept of authority in the research process, that it is constructed and contextual, and that the authority sought changes based on the research question. Criteria for evaluating authority are discussed, as is the idea that not all voices are represented in authoritative conversations.

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Multidisciplinary
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News and Social Media

Evaluating a political news story presented in social media.
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CRAAPP Detector

An interdisciplinary group of faculty at Phoenix College revised the CSU-Chico CRAAP Test to include elements of the Framework.  While some of the changes are subtle, there is now an additional "P" for Process.

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Searching Strategy

Discovery of resources related to a topic, or the beginning stages of determining a research question. Students can use this organizer to answer critical questions about searching for resources as well as share with peers in this process, seeking input in critical/essential questions, search terms,  or authors.Possible Learning Outcomes (Authority is Constructed and Contextual):Define different types of authority through research/literature review, based on societal position, subject expertise, or special experienceUse research tools and indicators of authority to determine the credibility of sources.

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Getting started creating an individual assessment plan related to the Framework

This resource can be used individually or as a workshop to help librarians begin to create an assessment plan for their information literacy sessions related to the Framework. 
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