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Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Instructional Interventions

By Joyce Kasman Valenza, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Tara Tobin Cataldo

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

This update from the project Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) includes research and information concepts, methods, and the idea of “container collapse,” which describes the obscuring of information sources from the print containers that once provided visual context and cues to help individuals identify the documents’ origins.

File: ppt, 67MB   Topics: Information Literacy, Research Methods

Designing a "Point of Selection" Study Using Simulations: From Trailhead to Terminus

Designing a "Point of Selection" Study Using Simulations: From Trailhead to Terminus

By Amy Buhler, Joyce Kasman Valenza, Brittany Brannon

LOEX Conference
Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Members of the Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) project share results from a study on “point of selection” behavior, that is, the point at which an information seeker determines a resource meets their information need.

File: pdf, 6MB   Topics: Information Literacy

Exceeding Expectations: Positioning the Library in the Community

Exceeding Expectations: Positioning the Library in the Community

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

SUNY
Buffalo, NY (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides examples and recommendations of how libraries can increase their credibility and information literacy in their communities, whether an academic library or a public library.

File: ppt, 27MB   Topics: Information Literacy

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information Professionals

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information Professionals

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C. (USA)

In this presentation, Silipigni Connaway describes how people determine whether an online information source is credible and how libraries can play a role in ensuring patrons are accessing trustworthy sources.

File: pptx, 30.2MB   Topics: Information Literacy, User Research

"Is it a journal title, or what?" Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference

"Is it a journal title, or what?" Mitigating Microaggressions in Virtual Reference

By Marie L. Radford, Vanessa Kitzie, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Diana Floegel

ALA Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Learn how researchers explored how microaggressions can occur in virtual reference and how librarians can mitigate microaggressions in their practice.

File: pptx, 27.2MB   Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Information Literacy