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EKS Librarians Attend Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

October 14th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Bibliographic Instruction, Features

Amee Odom and Greta Wood attended the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (September 25-26) at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.  The conference focused on the concepts of librarian-faculty collaboration, information literacy in the library, in the classroom, and in writing, and a variety of pedagogical applications for information literacy learning outcomes.

The mission of the Georgia Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills:

  • How to determine the extent of information needed in a given situation.
  • How to access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • How to evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • How to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • How to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Understanding the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information.  (http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolit.html)

The  conference attendance was over 225 and presenters included librarians and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University, Georgia Southern University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), and more.

Have questions about information literacy? Stop by and chat with one of our librarians!

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