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Monday, June 14 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Improving Digital Literacy in Academic Libraries: Integrating Visitor-Resident Typology Maps in Information Literacy Courses (On Demand)

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When designing information literacy instruction, librarians often rely on assumptions about their students’ information-seeking behaviors and skills proficiency. This workshop will present a unique application of David White’s visitor-resident typology map to identify students' information-seeking behavior online and improve the IL course design in order to reach the students effectively. The presenters will offer an overview of White’s visitor-resident typology mapping exercise and examine how these maps can be used in credit-bearing information literacy courses. Through the analysis of students' reflections as well as their maps, the workshops will demonstrate how students’ digital literacy skills can evolve throughout the semester and how their critical self-reflections can foster a new understanding of their own information behaviors. The attendees will have a chance to create their own visitor-resident typology maps and share them in the group. Through this activity, the attendees will learn to foster qualitative change in students’ learning with regard to their online information-seeking behaviors. Thus, this workshop will offer insight into how librarians can apply this method in their respective institutions to examine students’ use of digital sources through a visual representation of their behavior online. The presenters will conclude this workshop by providing best practices and recommendations for implementing typology mapping in different contexts as part of a critical digital literacy curriculum and its unique integration into the course assignment design.

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Marta Samokishyn

Collection Development Librarian, Saint Paul University
Marta Samokishyn (she/her) is a Collection Development and Liaison Librarian at Saint Paul University and a Research Fellow at BC Campus. She has over 12 years of experience in teaching information literacy. Her research interests include instructional design in academic libraries... Read More →
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Victoria Tsonos

Head of User Services Librarian, Saint Paul University Library
Victoria Tsonos (she/her) is the Head of User Services Librarian at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds a Master of Information Studies and a Master of Education with a Specialization in Teaching and Learning from the University of Ottawa. Her professional interests... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT