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Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Example lessons, bibliography, and other supporting documents for the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Roadshow.


Teaching and learning initiatives at the intersection of scholarly communication and information literacy are a professional imperative for librarians in response to a dynamic scholarly information environment. The ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy white paper identifies where the intersections are addressed through teaching and learning initiatives:

  1. The education of students, faculty, and staff to be knowledgeable content consumers and content creators.

  2. Teaching new technologies and rights issues, and the emergence of multiple types of non-textual content.

  3. The imperative to contribute to the building of new infrastructures for scholarship, and deep involvement with creative approaches to teaching.

While these initiatives can take many different forms, collaboration among stakeholders from different backgrounds in and out of the library is a core ingredient for success. The purpose of this page is to capture examples of teaching and learning at the intersections in a variety of contexts and collaborative structures.  

Creating Learning Experiences at the Intersections

As with all learning experiences, workshops, course-integrated instruction, online learning modules, and outreach events at the intersections begin with learning outcomes. To develop learning outcomes at the intersections, we draw upon principles and foundations of the library profession as well as learning theory. Some of our major foundational sources are listed below.

Sample Lesson Plans and Outreach Ideas