This session will focus on a university press director and academic librarian's collaborative effort to design and teach an undergraduate honors course on publishing and scholarly communication. The project-based course, first offered Spring 2014, weaves students through practical application of the publication process (the publisher's perspective) while engaging in conversation, debate, and research related to the complex ethical, legal, social, and cultural aspects of scholarly communication (the author's perspective). The librarian/publisher collaboration will be described in the context of course design and implementation, and preliminary assessment and evaluation data will be shared. Attendees should emerge with ideas for teaching partnerships and for active learning and assessment activities related to publishing and scholarly communication.

Participants will:

  • Articulate at least one potential collaboration related to the intersection of information literacy and scholarly communication
  • Develop active learning strategies for engaging undergraduate students in topics and issues related to publishing and scholarly communication

Intended audience: Brand new to the topic, Some experience with the topic, Considerable experience with the topic


information literacy, scholarly communication, publishing, course design, partnerships, active learning

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