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January 28: Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success, guest speaker Sharon Weiner

Posted by isulib on January 26, 2015

  • (1:30 – 3:00 pm) Events Area
  • Library and Student Success Co-Sponsor Purdue Information Literacy Speaker

“The emergence of information literacy is a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education.” (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014)

information-literacy-weinerIn the Fall 2014 State magazine article about the renovation of Normal Hall, Josh Powers and Linda Maule were quoted as saying that housing the Student Success Center in the building would allow it to serve as one of three anchors of a student success corridor, with the other anchors being Cunningham Memorial Library and the university’s Career Center. Information literacy is at the heart of Cunningham Memorial Library’s student success effort. The ISU community is invited to find out more about this vital component of higher education with a presentation, Information Literacy in the “Pathway to Success” with special guest speaker Sharon Weiner, Professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue University. Dr. Weiner received her doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt and her MLS from the University at Buffalo.  She will explore how information literacy contributes to college student success.  She will give examples of how other universities coordinate information literacy initiatives and will illustrate with practical and effective strategies.  Finally, the speaker will suggest ways that information literacy can continue to bolster strategic initiatives at Indiana State University.

The presentation on Wednesday, January 28 will begin at 2:00 pm in the Events Area at Cunningham Memorial Library.  A reception, prior to the presentation, will begin at 1:30 in the same location.

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