LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium
May 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The 2nd Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium will be held May 23, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm at the Seegers Union on the campus of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. This event will bring together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in information literacy, or thinking critically about the consumption and production of information and participation in the information ecosystem. This symposium seeks to join the concepts of critical thinking and information literacy in the service of forwarding an inter-campus and interdisciplinary conversation.
How can we as educators shape a pedagogy where these two work together? What might that look like? And what kind of impact can it have?
What is critical thinking?
“Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.” (Association of American Colleges and Universities)
What is information literacy?
“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (Association of College and Research Libraries)
How are information literacy and critical thinking related? Information literacy is thinking critically about the consumption and production of information and participation in the information ecosystem. This symposium seeks to join these two concepts in the service of forwarding an intercampus and interdisciplinary conversation. How can we as educators shape a pedagogy where these two work together? What might that look like? And what kind of impact can it have?
Join us for presentations, workshops, and panel discussions to explore successes and challenges in information literacy teaching and learning and inspire intercampus dialog about our future information literacy teaching practices.
For further information, please contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:
- Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jess Denke, DeSales University, email@example.com
- Kelly Cannon, Muhlenberg College, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim Demyan, Moravian College, email@example.com
- Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College, firstname.lastname@example.org
The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium has been funded by LVAIC.