Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
(Dis) Empowerment and Digital Creation: Teaching Digital Tools

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Participants in this workshop will work together to develop strategies for working with students to develop a better understanding of what it means to be active and ethically engaged contributors in an increasingly digital world.  As libraries transition from a model of supporting undergraduate students as information consumers to undergraduates as information creators with an awareness of information privilege our focus is on how to introduce students to digital scholarship tools, software, and industry standard applications via our teaching while centering the knowledge that access is mediated by location, funding, and scholarly affiliations.  We will workshop ways to balance acknowledging what students bring with them and working to accommodate varying levels of access and knowledge while understanding that teaching commonly used and industry standard tools carry ethical implications for instructors and students.  We can offer specific examples based on our work with Digital Scholarship tools and teaching these tools such as Reclaim Hosting, Manifold, and Omeka related to web hosting, installation, and storage for digital projects.  Discussions will include privacy issues, how we set students up for success post-graduation, and thoughts on how lessons from teaching about information privilege and subscription databases can be applied to conversations about digital tools.


Verletta Kern

Head, Open Scholarship Commons, University of Washington Libraries

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm AST
MGH 238 (Seats 35)

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