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Trends in teaching information literacy

How do you ensure your information literacy training is compelling and covering the right material? In this webinar, three librarians will discuss interesting ways to enhance your information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond, including addressing complex topics such copyright education and discipline-specific information sources.
Recorded Oct 13 2016 61 mins
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Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University; Jay Bhatt, Drexel University; Chris Morrison, University of Kent
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