Friday, March 11, 2016

Web chat: Teaching Information Literacy in Mathematics and Statistics

On March 14 2-3 PM US Eastern time (which is 7-8pm UK time) the ACRL STS Information Literacy Chat sub-committee hosts a free discussion in WebEx, Teaching Information Literacy in Mathematics and Statistics. This month, Irina I. Holden (Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian, University at Albany, State University of New York) will lead the discussion, by talking about the class she created "Celebrate Pi Day with conversations around mathematics! When University at Albany decided to move general education competency requirements (information literacy among them) into the majors, Department of Mathematics and Statistics came up with their own unique model. Learn more how Irina Holden worked on creating and teaching an eight-week, one credit course, Information Literacy in Mathematics and Statistics. The course piloted in Spring 2015. Make sure to bring your own teaching experiences to the discussion!" The background "reading" is:
University at Albany – Information Literacy Courses:
The discussion takes place at
You need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) and the most up-to-date version of Java. Webex resources: How do I join a meeting demo and System Requirements
Photo by Sheila Weber: spring by Hallamshire Hospital, March 2016

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