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What is Information Literacy: Scholarship as Conversation

Scholarship as Conversation

Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations.

"Scholarship as Conversation" Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016.

What is Scholarly Communication?


  • How can I create CONVERSATION in my own scholarly communication?
  • How can I CONTRIBUTE to scholarly communication?
  • What BARRIERS do I face in engaging in scholarly communication?
  • How can I EVALUATE the scholarly communication of others?
  • Does the publication medium AFFECT scholarly communication?



What is Scholarly Communication?


  • Learn when and how to cite other authors' ideas
  • Familiarize yourself with citation styles and practices
  • Use citation management tools to keep track of your research
  • Seek out appropriate venues to share your work: discussions, blogs, social media, presentations, exhibitions, conferences, performances, publications, journals, etc.
  • Acknowledge previous contributors to your area of research, while also acknowledging your own ability to contribute to the conversation responsibly