TLI: Research It Yourself!: What’s Missing from Our Information Literacy Efforts?
In her essay, Fister (Professor Emerita and library instruction coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College), addresses the growing problems with conspiracy theories and the "research it yourself" mentality. Fister argues that, in a world where weaponized digital media systems pose a serious threat to democracy, educators have been too focused on training students for information consumerism when we should be inviting students to engage in inquiry as a civic practice. During the TLI, facilitators will lead a discussion of the essay by asking a series of questions explicitly prepared by the PIL Provocation Series Team to provoke a dialogue by “deliberately bring[ing] information literacy conversations into spaces outside of the library world.”
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Event Date: October 14 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Location: FCT&L (Crabbe 318) and online via Zoom