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Wednesday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Challenges in Information Literacy: Leading Them to Water, Imploring Them to Drink -- hosting a successful faculty/graduate-student workshop.

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University libraries devote significant resources toward education & training and overall information literacy initiatives aimed at benefiting their user communities. This great reservoir of information, tools, and outreach is there for consumption, though ensuring it will be consumed is a massive challenge with no guarantee of success despite the effort. Direct engagement with users, in this case faculty and graduate students, can greatly enhance their information literacy foundation and directly benefit their academic pursuits. Live educational workshops with lecture-like environments can be very successful in educating users on key benefits of particular information resources at their disposal. Holding successful workshops typically requires careful planning and organization, with a wide range of factors to consider – and the definition of success itself does of course vary from workshop scenario to scenario.
Here, our two librarians will each provide detail on their approach to ultimately achieving successful faculty and graduate student workshops within an information literacy framework. From the initial thought process to logistics of syncing topics, physical space, and people, gain insight into approaches resulting in successful library-driven user workshops.

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Susan Wald Berkman

Asst. Dir Collection Development & Tech Services, Nova Southeastern University
Susan is the Assistant Director of Collection Development & Technical Services at the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University. She started out as the Subject Specialist for Business at NSU and has her own information services... Read More →
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Web of Science

Solutions Specialist, Web of Science Group -- Clarivate Analytics
Jeff has an extensive background within the scholarly and academic information industry – 27+ years with Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics) and its predecessor organizations dating back to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). During this time he’s held positions... Read More →
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Linda Kopecky

Head, Research Services – UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Linda is the Head of Research Services at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a public urban R1 research university. Linda leads initiatives to support UWM’s overall research environment through advanced library services, collections and facilities. Previously Linda was Associate... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401