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Wednesday, November 4 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Stop, Collaborate and Listen: How the Librarian-Publisher Relationship Can Facilitate the Development of Information Literacy Curriculum

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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.

Rebecca Donlan, Assistant Director for Collection Management at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), will provide an overview of FGCU Scholars: Think-Write-Discover, the university’s new five-year Quality Enhancement Plan for reaffirmation, with information literacy and undergraduate research as a primary objective.

Stacy Sieck, Library Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis, will discuss their existing portfolio of resources aimed at educating students and researchers on issues like how to get published, tips for writing research papers, and more. Stacy will also draw on two Taylor & Francis white papers on facilitating access to information and peer review.

Finally, Becky and Stacy will discuss the information literacy project they’re collaborating on, which focuses on creating a series of webinars and other tools to educate FGCU students and staff on navigating the scholarly publishing process.

Speakers
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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 in reference, cataloging, serials, and children’s departments.  Currently she is Editor-in-Chief of Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services... Read More →



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