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Friday, April 7 • 9:00am - 9:50am
"Community-Embedded" Librarians-In-Training to Develop Contextually-Situated Collections

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This presentation discusses the role of fifty-two “community-embedded” librarians-in-training to develop contextually-situated collections in a course taught four times in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. The instructor will identify course objectives, assignments, strategies, and student feedback regarding learning outcomes, course value, and suggestions for course improvement.



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Abbey K. Elder

Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Iowa State University
Abbey Elder is the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Iowa State University. Her work uplifts and supports instructors who are interested in open education, open access publishing, and other scholarly communication topics. Over the past four years, Abbey has greatly... Read More →
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Bharat Mehra

Associate Professor, UTK School of Information Sciences
Dr. Mehra's research examines diversity and intercultural communication, social justice in library and information science (LIS), critical and cross-cultural studies, and community informatics or the use of information and communication technologies to empower minority and underserved... Read More →

Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Room 200-B