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    Soviet Counterculture, Poison Girls, and Glue Sticks: Teaching Information Literacy with Do-It-Yourself Zines
    (Association of College and Research Libraries / American Library Association, 2022-06-01) Plottel, Tina; Loev Eller, Shira
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    Student-Generated Local Candidate Voter Guides: Teaching Information Literacy through Partnering Librarians and Faculty
    (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2022) Prichard, Angeline; Surak, Sarah M.; Hoffman, Adam
    Each semester the Dean of Libraries offers a course enhancement grant to encourage faculty and librarians to develop in-depth assignments to teach advanced research skills. This chapter describes a collaboration resulting from this grant among a Research & Instructional Librarian and two Political Science faculty members. Information literacy skills are essential in interrogating political information ranging from the platforms of particular candidates to the issues embedded within their communities. To support students in gaining these skills, the authors developed a candidate guide assignment spanning two Political Science classes, POSC 101: Introduction to American Politics and POSC 480: State and Local Voting. During Fall of 2018, POSC 480 students worked in groups to create candidate guides for the upcoming November elections. These guides were modeled on the Campus Election Engagement Project and focused on down-ballot races. POSC 101 students were assigned to evaluate the 480 draft guides.To assist students in both of these courses, the librarian liaison conducted multiple information literacy sessions. Student feedback indicated these assignments helped them to look at sources with a critical eye, engage with the lack of substantive issues down-ballot candidates run on, and recognize the failure of media to cover local campaigns. Many highlighted evaluating sources, in particular, as an area of personal growth. It also emphasized the difficulties inherent in becoming civically engaged, particularly for those without the necessary resources and knowledge to search out and evaluate information.
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    Records, Responsibility, and Power: An Overview of Cataloging Ethics
    (Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2021-01-19) Martin, Jennifer M.
    Ethics are principles which provide a framework for making decisions that best reflect a set of values. Cataloging carries power, so ethical decision-making is crucial. Because cataloging requires decision-making in areas that differ from other library work, cataloging ethics are a distinct subset of library ethics. Cataloging ethics draw on the primary values of serving the needs of users and providing access to materials. Cataloging ethics are not new, but they have received increased attention since the 1970s. Major current issues in cataloging ethics include the creation of a code of ethics; ongoing debate on the appropriate role of neutrality in cataloging misleading materials and in subject heading lists and classification schemes; how and to what degree considerations of privacy and self-determination should shape authority work; and whether or not our current cataloging codes are sufficiently user-focused.
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    Diversity and Inclusion Planning: Fostering Culture and Community in Academic Libraries
    (2019-04-12) Hardy, Beatriz; Bushong, Sara; Creed-Dikeogu, Gloria; Mitchell, Phylissa; SU Libraries
    This presentation featured librarians from a range of institutions—an R1, an R2, a master’s university and a liberal arts college—who discussed the challenges, pitfalls, and successes of their diversity and inclusion planning and provided advice about developing and implementing plans. The presentation took place at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2019 meeting.
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    Planning for Diversity and Inclusion
    (2017-07-25) Hardy, Beatriz; Jones, Amy; Prichard, Angeline; SU Libraries
    This presentation is a guide to planning for diversity and inclusion in academic libraries. Topics covered include why create a plan, forming a planning committee or task force, defining diversity, developing ideas for how to support diversity and inclusion, gathering feedback (meetings, surveys, focus groups), writing a plan, and issues to consider. The presentation originally was given at the Towson Conference for Academic Libraries in 2017.