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“It [library tour] wasn't what do you do when you need to make a literature review…”  Proactively Positioning the Library in the Life of the User

“It [library tour] wasn't what do you do when you need to make a literature review…” Proactively Positioning the Library in the Life of the User

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

LAC IFLA
Athens, Greece

In this keynote presentation, Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides context for the state of information seeking, and makes a case for positioning the library as more than just a place. She also provides examples for both academic and public libraries that are meeting the users where they are.

Topics: Information Literacy, Student Support

Information Literacy -- Visual Context Matters

Information Literacy -- Visual Context Matters

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Seattle, WA

Led by Lynn Silipigni Connaway: An IMLS-funded research project found that while students feel confident judging the credibility of online resources, they struggle to identify an online document's origin and measure its value due to a lack of visual context—an outcome called “container collapse.”

Topics: User Research, Information Literacy, Student Support