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Wednesday, August 6 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S61: Integrating Library and Information Resources into Chemistry Curricula

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Information literacy, the ability to find and evaluate information resources, is an important skill for future scientists. For example, students and scientists need to distinguish between information provided by Wikipedia, ChemSpider, research journals, and the New York Times. Professors and librarians often teach this skill through database demonstrations, video tutorials, and lectures. However, it is possible to increase the impact of these activities by designing chemistry projects that incorporate information literacy as a learning outcome. This symposium provides a forum to share activities that help students find and evaluate information resources in the context of a science course. Of particular interest are activities and assignments that integrate information literacy and chemical literacy. All forms of activities are encouraged including videos, course projects, in-class activities, and online activities. 

Presider: Charity Lovitt, Seattle University

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Charity Lovitt

Lecturer, University of Washington at Bothell


Kristen Shuyler

Seattle University

Wednesday August 6, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MAK B1112