Information Literacy Virtual Workshops

New information literacy workshops are offered regularly. Dates, descriptions, and registration information for upcoming workshops are available below. ALL TIMES EASTERN.

Teaching Artificial Intelligence Literacy

August 29, 2024, 12:00-1:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/teachingailit

Teaching students how to effectively and ethically engage with AI tools is a key concern for many educators. This free virtual workshop will explore the concept of AI literacy. What are some of the core competencies and habits associated with AI literacy? How is AI literacy related to information literacy? What are some strategies and activities that instructors can use to help students develop their AI literacy? Participants should leave with a better understanding of the concept of AI literacy and ideas for how they can incorporate a focus on AI literacy into their teaching practices. All are welcome!

If you are affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. If you are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

Teaching AI Literacy: Engaging with AI Tools

September 5, 2024, 12:00-1:00

To register: https://go.osu.edu/teachingaitools

In this interactive virtual workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with using several different AI tools. Participants will also learn strategies for effective prompting. Attendees should leave with ideas for how they may be able to incorporate AI tools into their teaching, research, and/or work practices. All are welcome!

Teaching Information Literacy: Foundational Concepts and Teaching Strategies

September 12, 2024, 12:00-1:00 (to register: https://go.osu.edu/ilfoundations1)
or
September 18, 2024, 12:00-1:00 (to register: https://go.osu.edu/ilfoundations2)

What exactly do we mean when we talk about information literacy? Why is it important that our students are developing their information literacy? This virtual workshop will provide an overview of information literacy as a concept and a practice in higher education and explore why information literacy is crucial to student success. Participants will also learn about resources and strategies that they can use to incorporate information literacy into their courses. This workshop is aimed at course instructors, graduate teaching associates, and librarians. All are welcome! (Note: This workshop was previously offered in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024)

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement and/or Meaningful Inquiry endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State but are interested in the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate, this is one of the two required workshops to earn the certificate.

Do As I Say: Authenticity and the Research Process

September 19, 2024 12:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/authenticresearch

When starting a research project, do you always develop a list of keywords and synonyms before you search? Have you ever cited a source without reading the entire article? Do you always spend a significant amount of time evaluating each source you find? When instructors and librarians teach students how to conduct research, we often outline specific steps that students should take and provide guidelines they should follow. But, do we always follow these steps or guidelines ourselves? If we don’t, why not? And what does that mean for the way we teach research? This presentation will explore the idea of authenticity in relation to how we teach the research process. Participants will be encouraged to think about how we can approach teaching the research process as it often is, rather than what we think it should look like.

This presentation is based on “Never have I ever used Google Scholar”: hypocrisy and authenticity in library and academic skills teaching” presented by Rachel Davies and Joe Larkin at LILAC 2024.

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

Identifying Outdated Research Notions

September 26, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm (to register: https://go.osu.edu/outdated1)
or
October 2, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm (to register: https://go.osu.edu/outdated2)

Students, and sometimes even instructors, may have a wide range of misconceptions or outdated notions when it comes to information searching and research assignments. In this workshop, participants will learn about some common, but outdated, understandings about how to find, evaluate and use information as part of the research process. Participants will also collaborate to update these notions to provide more effective guidance to students. (Note: This workshop was previously offered in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024)

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State but are interested in the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate, this is one of the two required workshops to earn the certificate.

Academic Research and the Expert-Novice Gap: Helping Students Understand the Purpose of Research

October 3, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/expertnovice

Experienced researchers tend to think about research as an ongoing and iterative process in which individual researchers contribute their findings to an ongoing conversation within or across disciplines. However, as novice researchers, students may have a very different understanding of the purpose of research. The lack of a shared understanding of the goals and process of research may contribute to the frustration that students and instructors often have related to student performance on research or inquiry-based assignments. This free virtual workshop will explore the expert-novice gap in relation to the purpose and process of academic research. Participants will learn strategies and activities that they can use to help students develop their understanding of the purpose and process of research.

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

I Don’t Know What That Means: Helping Students Understand the Language of Research

October 10, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/languageofresearch

What is a scholarly source? What is peer review? What is a literature review? In many ways, learning to be an effective information researcher requires students to learn another language. There are many terms that instructors regularly incorporate into their instructions for research or inquiry-based assignments that may be unfamiliar to students. In addition, the meaning of some terms can vary across disciplines. Or, there may be terms that have an “everyday” meaning and a different meaning within the context of research. This free virtual workshop will focus on highlighting key academic jargon related to the research process. Participants will also learn about strategies and resources that will help to clarifying key terms and concepts for students.

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

Why Do We Cite? Helping Students Understand the Value of Citations

October 17, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/whywecite

While many students are familiar with the expectation that they must cite their sources, do they really understand why instructors consider citations to be so important? If not, how can we help them to shift their thinking about the role citations play in the research process. This free virtual workshop will explore the ways in which instructor and student understanding about why we cite may differ and what this means for our efforts to teach students to cite. Participants will leave with strategies and resources they can incorporate into their teaching context to helps students better answer the question: Why do I need to cite?

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

Voices Not Sources: Reframing How We Teach Searching for and Evaluating Sources

October 24, 2024, 12:00-1:00 pm

To register: https://go.osu.edu/voicessources

As part of research or inquiry-based assignments, students are often instructed to locate a certain number of sources. Often, they are often told to find specific types of sources, such as scholarly journal articles. However, such guidance may create the impression that sources are objective and can be viewed without consideration of the perspective of the creator. In this workshop, participants will consider what it would mean if we encourage students to seek differing voices, not sources. How could this change the way students search for sources? How could this change how students evaluate sources? Participants should leave with ideas for how they can help students to consider the value of incorporating multiple perspectives as part of the research process.

For those affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. For those who are not affiliated with Ohio State, this workshop counts as credit toward the Teaching Information Literacy Certificate.

Past Workshops

To access slides and/or view recordings of previous workshops, go to: Past Workshops.