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Information literacy and writing studies in conversation : reenvisioning library-writing program connections

Andrea Baer (Author)
Since library instruction's very beginnings librarians and writing instructors have been natural partners. Library-writing program connections illustrate that both writing and information seeking and use (information liberacy) share powerful links: both are central to posing and exploring problems and questions and to seeking informed and creative approaches to them. Despite these intersections, however, there is still a strong tendency for English composition and library instruction to be taught in relative separation, with the latter frequently being viewed as a course "add-on." Similarly, conversations about writing and information literacy pedagogy have tended to exist in professional silos. Fortunately, dialogue across our professions has begun to expand at what appears an unprecedented pace, as librarians become increasingly vocal abou the need for information literacy to be an integral part of college education and as librarians expand their engagement with learning theories and conceptual frameworks for information literacy. This book is intended to help widen and deepen the conversations between librarians and compositionists, through an exploration of: empirical research on student writing and information literacy development; intersections between and pedagogical implications of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the WPA Framework for success in Postsecondary Writing; interviews with librarian-compositionists partners about their collaborative experiences; historical, social, cultural, and structural contexts that influence librarians and writings instructors' work environments and cultures, and ultimately the potential for partnership; and the power of reflective pedagogical praxis. -- from back cover
Print Book, English, 2016
Library Juice Press, Sacramento, CA, 2016
ix, 191 pages ; 23 cm
9781634000215, 1634000218
Students as writers and researchers : empirical studies and pedagogical implications
The frameworks for writing and information literacy : catalysts for further conversation
Composition-library collaborations : notes from the fields
Expanding the potential for collaborations : intersections between the interpersonal and the sociostructural
Looking back, looking forward