Why Information fluency is important…

This article by my fellow SLA/PAM librarian came out in the summer, but is a great source for why we need to be working with students to increase information fluency. http://www.aps.org/units/fed/newsletters/summer2008/viele.cfm
Pat cites examples of how universities have included fluency in their physics curriculum: Brigham Young University has a formal class called "Writing in Physics"
for their senior physics majors who must write a mini-thesis.The physics department at the University of Buffalo asked librarian A.
Ben Wagner to design a course for physics graduate students.
Pat also recently blogged about Felicia Smith's article "Games for Teaching
Information Literacy Skills". It is an open access article: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/f-smith.htm  Awesome!

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UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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