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Friday, June 10 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Concurrent Session B3 -- The Future of Information Literacy in the Library: An Example of Librarian/Publisher Collaboration

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The last decade has seen immense growth in information sources and information output, which in turn has changed the way students and researchers find and use information. Following this, we’ve also seen a shift from the traditional “librarian as expert” role to the “librarian as teacher” role, where the imparting of information literacy skills and their embedding into the curriculum is recognized as a primary responsibility of today’s academic librarian. 

This session will explore how librarians are becoming more involved with information literacy curriculum and how publishers can assist them, particularly regarding access to information and the scholarly publishing process.

In 2015 and early 2016, Rebecca Donlan, Assistant Director for Collection Management at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and Stacy Sieck, Library Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis Group, created and implemented an information literacy program for FCGU students and faculty that focuses specifically on navigating the scholarly publishing landscape.This collaborative project includes the creation and launch of webinars and online toolkits that provide tips and information on how to get published in academic journals, understanding the peer review process, navigating Open Access publishing, promoting and resuing your work, and more.

During this session, Rebecca and Stacy will provide an update on the status of their information literacy project, including user feedback, webinar usage statistics, and tips and best practices for recreating a similar program at different universities.

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Rebecca Donlan

Assistant Director for Collection Management, Florida Gulf Coast University
Rebecca Donlan is Assistant Director for Collection Management at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she has worked since May 2000.  A graduate of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, she has worked in public and academic libraries since 1990, serving... Read More →

Stacy V. Sieck

Library Communications Manager, The Americas, Taylor & Francis Group
Stacy V. Sieck is the Library Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis Group and is responsible for managing the library marketing and communications activities for North and South America. She first joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 as the manager of the library and information... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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