The Embedded Librarian Model in Traditional vs. Online Political Science Courses

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Michael Broache, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Rachel Olsen, First Year Communication & Social Sciences Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The ongoing evolution of the “information ecosystem,” including the increased, effectivelyinstantaneous availability of information, the growing number of platforms and sources, and theactive spread of disinformation and misinformation (Hochschild and Einstein 2015; Jerit andZhao 2020; Tucker et al. 2017), presents challenges in the undergraduate political scienceclassroom (Booke and Wiebe 2017; Kaufman 2021). While students now enjoy access to anunprecedented amount of information about politics, many enter college with limited training inhow to identify reliable information sources and distinguish fact from opinion or fiction;moreover, even students with such training may lack understanding of how credible knowledgeis generated, leaving them more susceptible to false or misleading claims (Lanning and Mallek2017).

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Language: English
Date: 2023
teaching, information literacy, embedded librarian, teaching researching writing and information literacy how to handle information

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