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Information literacy and K12 to College transition in the post-truth world.

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  1. 1. WAIT, THERE’S MORE!THE BRIDGE TO COLLEGE AND THE NEW LITERACIES NEEDED TO GET THERE Carleen Lawson- Huxley Assistant Librarian Jefferson Community College
  2. 2. Faculty / Librarians Students Students have no organized research strategy (1) Trouble getting started (80%) (2) >30% Students aren’t asking librarians for help (1) “Overwhelmed.” “Angst.” “Dread.” “Confused.” (2) Lack ability to analyze sources, read deeply, synthesizing information, often resulting in “patchwrote” papers. (3) 43% had trouble making sense of new information (2) Little to no understanding of cataloging systems (1) % 51 freshman said they had a hard time learning to navigate new tools (2) Sources: 1) Erial Project http://www.erialproject.org/ , 2) PIL http://www.projectinfolit.org/, 3) Citation Project http://site.citationproject.net/
  3. 3. STANFORD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY News search: Distinguish between a news article and opinion column News on Twitter: Students consider tweets and determine which is the most trustworthy Facebook argument: Students consider the relative strength of evidence that two users present in a Facebook exchange. Social media post: Students evaluate an image on Imgur for credibility.
  4. 4. NATIVE ADVERTISING
  5. 5. FILTER BUBBLE
  6. 6. FACTS? EXPERTISE? DOESN’T MATTER ‘CUZ THAT’S MY OPINION!
  7. 7. Tweet Tweet!
  8. 8. HOW DO WE TRANSFER SKILLS?
  9. 9. K12 Colleg e
  10. 10. •Authority Is Constructed and Contextual •Information Creation as a Process •Information Has Value •Research as Inquiry •Scholarship as Conversation •Searching as Strategic Exploration
  11. 11. acknowledge they are developing their own authoritative voices in a particular area and recognize the responsibilities this entails, including seeking accuracy and reliability, respecting intellectual property, and participating in communities of practice; (ACC) Knowledge Practice:
  12. 12. (ACC) Knowledge Practice: define different types of authority, such as subject expertise (e.g., scholarship), societal position (e.g., public office or title), or special experience (e.g., participating in a historic event).
  13. 13. STARTING EARLIER - SCAFFOLDING Inquiry Authority Process Anxiety
  14. 14. INQUIRY
  15. 15. INQUIRY We all approach our curiosity from a different angel, we all ask different questions as a result.
  16. 16. AUTHORITY Opinion Truthiness Truth Fact
  17. 17. My opinion is…
  18. 18. My opinion is…
  19. 19. But wait…
  20. 20. Advertising Yum! Wait….ew w.
  21. 21. PROCESS Where does information come from? Where is information found? How do I find good information? Information Cycle (production of information) Tools vs. Formats Search Strategi es
  22. 22. ANXIETY Be more present in their lives Address anxiety head-on Take the mystery out of it (Research anxiety should probably be addressed throughout all levels)
  23. 23. Society’s “triad” of truth-workers Libraria n Teache r Journali st PIL article The Importance of Truth Workers in an Era of Factual Recession http://bit.ly/2o3chEz

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