6 Degrees of information literacy: How faculty, students, and administration are linked to (Kevin Bacon) - wait, a librarian

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2013-04-15
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Huisman, Rhonda K.
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Librarians and library services can be critical in helping students make connections across campus, through their work with faculty assignments, providing reference services, or collecting subject or interdisciplinary materials. However, one of the most interesting ways students can engage with library-related services is by understanding and applying information literacy skills, not only to their research papers, but extending their critical thinking, evaluating, and application abilities to other situations. Information literacy permeates and can be mapped to not only curriculum in themed learning communities, but other academic units across the campus. Instead of library one-shot sessions which simply explain services, information literacy can be thought of as a real-life skill, connected in "6-Degrees" beyond the campus

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