Information Literacy Virtual Workshop Series: Scholarship as Conversation

September 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Information literacy requires more than being able to search a database. There are underlying concepts that students need to grasp in order to effectively engage with information. One of these concepts is Scholarship as Conversation—a recognition that scholars are engaging in ongoing dialogues in which new ideas and research findings are continually being debated, expanded, accepted or rejected.

This semester, University Libraries is again offering a virtual information literacy workshop series. The first workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, from noon - 1 p.m., will focus on Scholarship as Conversation, one of the key information literacy concepts identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries. As part of this interactive workshop, you will explore potential student learning bottlenecks related to this concept and consider teaching activities that you could use to help students increase their understanding of scholarship as an ongoing conversation.

For questions, contact Jane Hammons. Not able to make the live workshop? A self-guided version of the workshop is available here: 

Each workshop in the series will cover a core information literacy concept from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2015). Additional workshops in the series include:

  • September 23: Research as Inquiry
  • September 30: Information Has Value
  • October 7: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • October 14: Information Creation as a Process
  • October 21: Searching as Strategic Exploration


If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email as soon as possible. Requests made by September 9th will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.  A captioned recording of this program will be posted to the University Libraries website within 7-10 business days following the event.


Photo of Jane Hammons Jane Hammons
Tch&Lrn Engagement Librarian