Travelers’ tales by UMSI and School of Education graduate students exploring the wilds of information literacy are gathered in a just-published eBook available as a free download.
Information Literacy in the Wild, edited by UMSI Clinical Assistant Professor Kristin Fontichiaro, is a collection of essays produced by the students of her SI 641/EDCURINS 575 class, "Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning," offered in fall 2011.
Thoughtful and engaging, these essays examine what information literacy means in several field settings: public libraries, in K-12 classrooms and school libraries, college classrooms, and academic libraries. Some writers explore how to navigate information literacy “in the wild,” in a natural history museum, in databases, at a literacy non-profit. In each essay, says Fontichiaro, “the author leaves behind a message they felt would resonate with other future or practicing librarians or educators.”
In his foreword, Dean Jeff MacKie-Mason writes, “The class's diversity contributed to new understandings and realizations as the students mashed up their divergent backgrounds, experiences, aspirations, and influences … .Their findings lend a fresh perspective to the existing body of literature.”
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