New Directions in Information Fluency - Upcoming Conference, Augustana College

April 4, 2014 4:00p.m. - April 5, 2014 5:00p.m.


We invite faculty, administrators, and librarians to to share and discuss approaches to teaching research-as-process, research writing, and primary souce literacy as part of the one-day conference “New Directions in Information Fluency.”


Our present generation of skilled and accomplished digital natives has a universe of information at its fingertips. But, while millennials can search quickly and productively, they have trouble sifting, sorting, and ranking the results. They lack experience with print archives and the fundamental differences between encountering information digitally and in print. They need help with the research process: everything from presearch to evaluating sources’ arguments to integrating sources into their own projects. How can librarians and faculty best teach these higher-level skills in a world of information overload?

All these issues will be addressed as part of this one-day conference. The keynote speaker is Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University and a principal researcher on the Citation Project. A CFP is below; information on conference registration and directions to Augustana are forthcoming.


A description of our conference, along with a link to the CFP, may be found here:



If you have questions about the conference, please contact me or one of the conference coordinators: Stefanie Bluemle (, Margi Rogal (,or Sarah Horowitz (