Presenters: Donna Witek (formerly Mazziotti) and Teresa Grettano
PaLA 2011, State College, PA, October 2-5, 2011
Abstract: In Spring 2011 the presenters, an English professor and an instruction librarian, designed and co-taught a course called Rhetoric & Social Media at The University of Scranton. The course goals included elements of traditional Information Literacy as well as goals unique to communication in online social media environments. Based on assessment of student work in meeting these course goals, this presentation will make the case for an updated definition of Information Literacy that takes into consideration the effects of social media practices on our students’ information seeking behaviors and processes.