It's Not a Competition: Questioning the Rhetoric of "Scholarly Versus Popular" in Library Instruction

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Title:
It's Not a Competition: Questioning the Rhetoric of "Scholarly Versus Popular" in Library Instruction
Author:
Seeber, Kevin Patrick
Affiliation:
University of Colorado Denver
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
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Proceedings from the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium are made available by the symposium creators and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact the CLAPS committee at http://claps2016.wix.com/home#!about/cjg9 if you have questions about items in this collection.
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The University of Arizona
Abstract:
Academic instruction librarians often introduce students to the concept of evaluating information by having them compare “scholarly versus popular” sources--an approach that wrongly implies these two kinds of information are a binary, and that they are in competition with one another. This presentation will question the motivations behind presenting scholarly and popular information in this way, as well as offer recommendations for how librarians can adapt this activity into something which allows for critical discussions of context and authority in the classroom.
Description:
Presentation. Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, February 25-26, 2016, The University of Arizona.
Keywords:
Information Literacy; Library instruction

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleIt's Not a Competition: Questioning the Rhetoric of "Scholarly Versus Popular" in Library Instructionen_US
dc.contributor.authorSeeber, Kevin Patricken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Colorado Denveren
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium are made available by the symposium creators and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact the CLAPS committee at http://claps2016.wix.com/home#!about/cjg9 if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizonaen
dc.description.abstractAcademic instruction librarians often introduce students to the concept of evaluating information by having them compare “scholarly versus popular” sources--an approach that wrongly implies these two kinds of information are a binary, and that they are in competition with one another. This presentation will question the motivations behind presenting scholarly and popular information in this way, as well as offer recommendations for how librarians can adapt this activity into something which allows for critical discussions of context and authority in the classroom.en
dc.descriptionPresentation. Critical Librarianship & Pedagogy Symposium, February 25-26, 2016, The University of Arizona.en
dc.subjectInformation Literacyen
dc.subjectLibrary instructionen
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