CCIRA 2018


With Literacy and Learning for All

Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of tools and ideas that can help our students learn how to read, write, and think like disciplinary experts.



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Can I Cite That?: Examining What Counts as Evidence in a Digital World (Friday, 9:15 to 11:15)




In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it has become increasingly complicated to think about what "counts" as evidence in academic writing. Long gone are the days when writers could simply trust a ".org" or ".edu" site, or be told to simply dismiss Wikipedia as unreliable. Building on the Association of College and Research Libraries "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education," we will examine the tensions –and possibilities – that arise when writers use different kinds of text (including images, videos, tweets, blog posts, and more) as evidence in academic argument. We will also explore the boundaries of copyright and fair use, exploring the intersections of these legal issues with the ethical issues of plagiarism and citation.

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