ACRL STS Info. Lit. Committee Chat Discussion on April 21: “Developing a Scalable Online Scientific Information Literacy Module”

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 10, 2017

(via Laksamee Putnam, Towson University)

Please join us Friday, April 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST, for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section) Information Literacy Committee. This month, three librarians from Michigan State University–Sara Miller (Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives), Eric Tans (Environmental Sciences Librarian), and Elizabeth Webster (Information Literacy Librarian)–will lead our discussion, “Developing a Scalable Online Scientific Information Literacy Module”. More information is below.

How can students new to the sciences develop an understanding of scientific information literacy? At Michigan State University, Information Literacy and Science Librarians partnered with the introductory science course lab coordinators to develop an online scientific information literacy module. Designed to be scalable, the module utilizes a flipped-classroom approach and introduces students to ideas of authority, the scholarly publishing process, and critical thinking about the media portrayals of science.

Please go here to enter the chat at the designated time. Archives of past chats can be found here.  If you would be interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and information-literacy topic, or if you have any other questions, please contact Laksamee Putnam, at

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