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Information literacy and the administration gap

Folk, Amanda (2013) Information literacy and the administration gap. In: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, 09 August 2013 - 09 August 2013, New Albany, Indiana.

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In the article “Why Information Literacy is Invisible,” William Badke identifies “the university administration gap” as a barrier to wider institutional adoption of information literacy initiatives. Badke believes that information literacy is not a priority for most administrators, because it is an “alien” concept. Aligning information literacy initiatives with the priorities of the campus administration can help librarians to be more successful and overcome this gap. The roundtable discussion leader will provide a brief example of how she was able to bridge the administration gap in order to implement a research award for undergraduate students enrolled in a common intellectual experience course. Using the High-Impact Educational Practices as a framework, roundtable participants will individually and collectively brainstorm strategies to make the adoption of information literacy initiatives appealing to campus administration, as well as identifying potential partners.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
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Folk, Amandaalfolk@pitt.eduALFOLK
Date: 9 August 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Event Title: Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
Event Dates: 09 August 2013 - 09 August 2013
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: No
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Additional Information: Roundtable discussion lead by Amanda Folk.
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:02


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