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Monday, May 8 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Intertwining: A way to consider weaving value into information literacy instruction

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School library teachers all use different versions of or add variations to information literacy models. Some SLTs work with a staff that is open to following exact points of the information literacy model, while others have to incorporate points in a clandestine manner. To improve upon the approach to information literacy, consider beginning with value as a concept that binds the school library teacher’s goals and the school educator’s goals. Both professions want students to use credible information to produce quality work. Both professions want students to engage in research with fidelity and feel proud at the knowledge gained. Through the concept of value we shift the thinking of information literacy away from a set of oscillating processes and skills taught to one that emphasizes genuine thinking and consequences associated with information behavior choices. Thus, at the various points of which ever information literacy model is being used students intertwine a set of value check points, weigh the consequences, and make action choices before committing to the next information literacy step. This Ignite Talk is to spark thinking of those essential elements that bind educators and school librarians in collaboration, in order to build better student researchers.

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Georgina Trebbe

Librarian, Minnechaug Regional High School
Georgina Trebbe, Ed.D. is the school librarian at Minnechaug Regional High School in Massachusetts. She is also an adjunct instructor for Simmons University’s School Library Teacher program. Georgina’s area of study was the development of Intertwining as the value of concept woven... Read More →

Monday May 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom II 1st Floor