Decode Academy

Fister, Barbara Decode Academy., 2013 . In LOEX, Nashville, TN (US), 2-4 May 2013. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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Developing both the skills and the disposition to engage in inquiry is a ubiquitous if ill-defined goal of higher education. Libraries are a space, physical and social, where students practice a number of inquiry skills they can use after graduation to make a living – and, more importantly, to make a difference. But it’s hard to take the long view. Students are focused on completing assignments as efficiently as possible. Faculty want to cover content. Administrators want strong retention and completion rates. Who has time to think about what comes next? The information universe that librarians invite students to use is so complex that learning just enough to complete academic tasks saturates our instructional efforts, distracting us from a fundamental question: what experiences do we provide that support long-lasting and meaningful learning? How will what students learn in our libraries today help them make meaning in the information universe of the future?

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: information literacy, lifelong learning, higher education
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
Depositing user: Barbara Fister
Date deposited: 17 Dec 2013 08:01
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


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