TAL 34300 / ITAL 71200, Dante’s Inferno
- Jennifer Newman, Julie Van Peteghem
- Information literacy, Library science, Information science, Authorship--Collaboration, Italian literature, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321, Inferno (Dante Alighieri), Association of College and Research Libraries, Library orientation, Italian language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
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- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, Dante Alighieri, information studies, information literacy, information literacy instruction, inferno
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- We collaborated to integrate three concepts from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education into a course on Dante’s Inferno: 1) Authority is Constructed and Contextual, 2) Information Creation as a Process, 3) Scholarship as Conversation. We wanted students to focus on elements of knowledge production in Dante’s time and our own. This was primarily accomplished via two library visits in which we asked students to examine analog and digital information sources for evidence of who was involved in their creation. In the first session students worked with medieval and early modern manuscript leaves and considered the manual and intellectual labor involved in their production. In the second session they looked at modern books, journals, and encyclopedias, reflecting on how they came to exist. Several further in-class and homework assignments reinforced key concepts from these sessions.
- Recipient of the MLA-EBSCO Collaboration for Information Literacy Prize, given for coursework developed in collaboration between department faculty members and academic librarians in literature, language, or related disciplines. The award recognizes successful integration of the disciplinary objectives of the course with learning objectives in information literacy.
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