A First Year Experience Toolbox: Information Literacy and Student Misconceptions

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Recorded on 07/10/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 50

In this episode Bill speaks with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Ray Pun and Laura Kohl about a study Lisa recently published in Communications in Information Literacy that examines first year student misconceptions about information literacy—how those misconceptions take root, what they are, and how librarians can help root them out. They take for an example the common misconception, “All library sources are credible” and examine how a student might arrive at that specific “successful error,” as Bill dubs it.

About the guests:

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as the 2010-2011 President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency, and has served on numerous American Library Association (ALA) and division committees, including the International Relations Committee, School Library Implementation Task Force, and the Digital Literacy Task Force of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy.

Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innovation. Her most recent book is Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (co-edited with Melissa Autumn Wong). She is an internationally sought after speaker and has also conducted workshops and trainings on five continents.

Laura Kohl

Laura is the Director of Library Services at Bryant University. She is co-author of “Establishing Credibility in the Information Jungle: Blogs, Microblogs, and the CRAAP Test” in Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication (2013) and “Moving from Local to Global via the Integrated Library System: Cost-Savings, ILS Management, Teams, and End-Users” in Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment (2017). Her recent projects include overseeing the ePortfolio initiative in Bryant’s first-year Gateway Curriculum and co-creation of an online summer bridge course for incoming first-year students. Laura received a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from UMASS Boston, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Boston University. Her areas of interest include library marketing and assessment, incorporating information literacy and evaluation of social media into the curriculum, and integrating instructional technologies and library services into the first year experience.

Ray Pun

Ray Pun is a doctoral student in educational leadership at California State University, Fresno. He has previously worked at Fresno State, New York University Shanghai, and The New York Public Library: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Ray has presented nationally and internationally and has published widely including four co-edited volumes such as The First-Year Experience Cookbook and Asian American Librarians and Library Services. Ray’s research interests include high impact practices in academic libraries and first year students’ information seeking behaviors. You can also tweet him at @raypun101.

About the Music:
The intro and outro music in The Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).