How can information professionals use existing community structures outside of libraries to teach people information literacy and critical thinking skills? What does it look like to take our professional skills into spaces in our personal lives? In this session we’ll explore how one librarian took information and news literacy workshops to local churches, helping them address misinformation and distrust within their communities. These workshops use existing structures in church congregations to provide space for people to learn information literacy skills as well as reflect on the ways their faith impacts their online habits.
Rachel Wightman, Associate Director for Instruction and Outreach at Concordia University, St. Paul
Sponsored by Minitex (MN Libraries)
October 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - October 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
October 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - October 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm