Document Type


Presentation Date

Spring 5-16-2013

Conference Name

Michigan Library Association - Academic Libraries

Conference Location

Traverse City, MI


Among the tensions inherent in teaching information literacy within the context of another instructor's classroom is that of balance. Teaching librarians are frequently forced to choose between focusing on practical, contextually-dependent skills of limited value to students (such as database navigation) and on more conceptual, portable themes. This paper presents an argument for granting pride of place to the latter, and provides one experiment as an initial foray into how this might be accomplished.