Proposal Title

Collaborating with Campus Partners to Develop a Graduate Information Literacy Program

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Academic Librarian

Description

This presentation examine how academic libraries can collaborate with strategic partners across campus to develop a platform for campus-wide information literacy instruction for graduate students. In particular, I will discuss how the Texas A&M University Libraries took advantage of a newly developed professional development program for graduate students as a platform for graduate information literacy. This program has brought all of the educational offerings for graduate students from support units across campus under one umbrella and recently has begun offering a certificate program for graduate students who complete six workshops.

Participating in this professional development workshop has allowed the libraries to develop and offer information literacy workshops that apply to students from all disciplines. Additionally, the program has been a catalyst for discussing what information literacy looks like at the graduate level. Perhaps most importantly, participating in program has provided easy ways to begin collaborating with other units on campus, such as the University Writing Center, the Office of Graduate and Professional Students, and International Student Services. In my presentation, I will further explore these benefits, as well as the challenges in the logistics of the program and in developing a graduate information literacy program.

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Apr 1st, 11:25 AM Apr 1st, 12:15 PM

Collaborating with Campus Partners to Develop a Graduate Information Literacy Program

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This presentation examine how academic libraries can collaborate with strategic partners across campus to develop a platform for campus-wide information literacy instruction for graduate students. In particular, I will discuss how the Texas A&M University Libraries took advantage of a newly developed professional development program for graduate students as a platform for graduate information literacy. This program has brought all of the educational offerings for graduate students from support units across campus under one umbrella and recently has begun offering a certificate program for graduate students who complete six workshops.

Participating in this professional development workshop has allowed the libraries to develop and offer information literacy workshops that apply to students from all disciplines. Additionally, the program has been a catalyst for discussing what information literacy looks like at the graduate level. Perhaps most importantly, participating in program has provided easy ways to begin collaborating with other units on campus, such as the University Writing Center, the Office of Graduate and Professional Students, and International Student Services. In my presentation, I will further explore these benefits, as well as the challenges in the logistics of the program and in developing a graduate information literacy program.