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Spring Fling 2015: Information Has Value: An Exploration
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Information Has Value: An Exploration

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 2:00PM
Presented by the CLA Academic Interest Group

Presented by: Elizabeth Galoozis and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner

“Information Has Value” is a frame in the proposed ACRL Information Literacy Framework, and seemingly the most controversial. How is value defined? How do our professional values reinforce or conflict with current intellectual property laws, information literacy standards and practices, and collection development models? A presentation will be followed by an online discussion will allow participants a chance to explore and discuss the provocative elements of this concept.

Participants will:

  • Explore the concept of “information has value” as it relates to information literacy, values of librarianship, and library-related and other institutional structures.
  • Understand the perspectives of different stakeholders on this topic, including publishers, library administrators, national associations, and students.


About the Presenters

Carolyn Caffrey Gardner is an Information Literacy & Educational Technology Librarian at the University of Southern California. Prior to USC she was an Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian at University of Wisconsin, Superior. She has written and presented about programmatic information literacy instruction in Reference Services Review and other venues. Her MLS is from Indiana University Bloomington, and she is also an ACRL Immersion Program track alum.

Elizabeth Galoozis is Information Literacy and Educational Technology Librarian at University of Southern California Libraries, where her primary responsibility is implementing information literacy into the curriculum. She has presented and written about information behavior and information literacy in a variety of settings, including the library workplace and students' experiences outside the classroom.


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