Monday, July 26, 2021

Webinar: Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau's Information Search Process

A free online webinar on 16 August 2021 at 1pm US Central time (which is, for example, 7pm UK time) is Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau's Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers, presented by Charissa Jefferson, Kristin Fontichiaro, Katrina Stierholz, and Lynette Hoelter and sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee.
"This panel discusses uses of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process. Librarians and data providers share similar data literacy goals, and this panel pools the expertise of both groups to focus on strategies and interventions that support novice researchers. We explore our combined experiences and jointly step through students' research phases to examine how each group can contribute to improving that experience.
Moreover, we explore ways to review students' data literacy needs throughout the research process through the lens of Kuhlthau's six-stage, iterative ISP. Kuhlthau's framework, rooted in empathy, maps to existing knowledge about what students do, think, and feel at various stages of the search process. We encourage participants to identify "zones of intervention" that are both consistent with Kuhlthau's research and are novel to data-rich research projects."
Register at "If you can't make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you'll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation. Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy ( or Sam Harlow ("

You can find Professor Carol Kuhlthau's own explanation of the Information Serach Process at - it is one of the few research-based information behaviour models that gets used in IL teaching so I will be very interested in this webinar!
Photo by Sheila Webber: roses, July 2021

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