Sean Smith, Outreach and Public Services Librarian, Boston University School of Theology Library
A key component of information literacy is being able to evaluate resources. This workshop introduces a method to determine the applicability and usefulness of resources during the research process.
A major component of information literacy is being able to successfully evaluate resources for their validity, level of scholarship, and credibility. By exploring the ACCORD method point-by-point, with active learning techniques, participants will begin to think critically about resources.
This workshop seeks to give participants a framework (the ACCORD method) for evaluating each encountered resource during the research and paper-writing process to determine its applicability and usefulness in graduate-level scholarship at the BU School of Theology.
Slides, Handouts, and Videos:
ACRL Information Literacy Frameworks: Authority Is Constructed and Contextual and Searching as Strategic Exploration