This assignment was developed for students in LIF 101 – Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities who attend a 1-hour library session. The focus of this session and assignment is “information.”
Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. This session will help students engage with these values, positioning the library as a welcoming and accessible space, librarians as guides and translators of modern information landscapes, and library resources as a way to participate in disciplinary conversations and mitigate the typical costs of information.
This session will also give students the chance to develop integrative learning skills by connecting their personal experiences, professional aspirations, and academic goals.
Main Course Learning Objectives:
Students will be introduced to the concept of library academic resources
Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of information
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Lin Hanick, Silvia L., "The Value of Libraries and Identifying Information Needs [Library]" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.