New roles for librarians in first-year learning communities: Reframing information literacy in the context of student transition
What is the role of a librarian in a first-year learning community? Do we limit that role by focusing solely or primarily on teaching a set of information skills? The purpose of this session was to provide participants with a framework for re-thinking librarians' contributions to first-year learning communities in the more meaningful context of student transition to college. By recognizing specific stages and associated challenges of student transition, librarians can re-conceptualize their roles and target their efforts more appropriately. Participants in this session explored ways to ground information literacy and librarian collaboration in a more holistic understanding of first-year students and their needs in their transition.
Stamatoplos, A. (2013, November). New roles for librarians in first-year learning communities: Reframing information literacy in the context of student transition. Paper presented at the 2013 National Learning Communities Conference, Corpus Christi, TX
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