Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Location

Zoom. Recording Coming Soon!

Start Date

15-4-2024 3:20 PM

End Date

15-4-2024 3:40 PM

Description

Teaching students to integrate Open Access (OA) content into their research strategies is critical in their growth toward information literacy. Learning about OA materials helps students navigate and evaluate valuable scholarly content that is freely available beyond the boundaries of library-subscribed academic content and helps to ensure their continued success post- graduation when they often lose access to paywalled content. New search features and increased OA content in library discovery systems, the temporary lifting of paywalls during COVID, and the cancellation of library databases at the state and local levels due to tightening budgets, among other factors, lead us to reimagine ways to purposefully integrate teaching about open access scholarship in our instructional practices. We will share the factors influencing our work, ways we are bringing OA conversations to different library units and different stakeholder groups, and highlight the reimagining of an instructional tool that guides students to understand, value, and navigate multiple information ecosystems.

Author Bios

Megan Stark is a professor and librarian at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at UM-Missoula. Her research focuses on the value of local information, and the importance of community and relationships in academic libraries.

Wendy Walker is the digital initiatives librarian at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at the University of Montana-Missoula. She coordinates campus OER initiatives, manages the institutional repository, and provides several related services that help faculty, students, and staff share and manage their research and creative scholarship. Open Access principles and practices underlie all of this work.

Kate Zoellner is a reference and instruction librarian and coordinates assessment at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library of the University of Montana. She is interested in understanding students’ information and research behaviors and experiences, developing information literacy curricula, and the K-20 education continuum.

Comments

DEI Statement:

This work moves forward the principles of the Library Bill of Rights that we seek to practice, including not limiting individuals’ rights “because of origin, age, background, or views,” including individuals’ socioeconomic status and their ability to pay for paywalled content.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize converging forces that bring Open Access scholarship to the fore in information literacy instruction.
  • Consider ways to teach students how to understand, value, and navigate Open Access scholarship

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Apr 15th, 3:20 PM Apr 15th, 3:40 PM

Reimagining Instructional Practices for Open Access Scholarly Literature

Zoom. Recording Coming Soon!

Teaching students to integrate Open Access (OA) content into their research strategies is critical in their growth toward information literacy. Learning about OA materials helps students navigate and evaluate valuable scholarly content that is freely available beyond the boundaries of library-subscribed academic content and helps to ensure their continued success post- graduation when they often lose access to paywalled content. New search features and increased OA content in library discovery systems, the temporary lifting of paywalls during COVID, and the cancellation of library databases at the state and local levels due to tightening budgets, among other factors, lead us to reimagine ways to purposefully integrate teaching about open access scholarship in our instructional practices. We will share the factors influencing our work, ways we are bringing OA conversations to different library units and different stakeholder groups, and highlight the reimagining of an instructional tool that guides students to understand, value, and navigate multiple information ecosystems.