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LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium

Inquiry in the Information Age: Information Literacy as Critical Thinking

The 1st LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium will be held May 18, 2017 9:30am-3:30pm at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. This event will bring together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in the theme, Inquiry in the Information Age: Information Literacy as Critical Thinking. 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 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.

Register for the symposium here. Deadline to register is May 4. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided. There is no registration fee, as this event has been funded by LVAIC. Space is limited so register early!

 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:

The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium has been funded by LVAIC.

For more information about the LVAIC librarian Information literacy Conference, click here.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Venue

Moravian College
1200 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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