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Silberman Part-time Faculty Library Guide: Home

From the Social Work & Urban Public Health Library at Hunter College

Welcome Part-time Faculty

Library Faculty and Staff

Margaret Bausman, LCSW-R, MSLIS; Head Librarian;  mbausman@hunter.cuny.edu

Adina Mulliken, MLIS, MS; Social Work Librarian;  am2621@hunter.cuny.edu

Andrea Rudner, MLIS, Adjunct Social Work Librarian, ar1311@hunter.cuny.edu

Isabel Taylor; Electronic Reserves Manager;  itaylo@hunter.cuny.edu

Ann Thompson; Circulation & Stacks Manager;  athompso@hunter.cuny.edu

 

For More Information about Information Literacy Instruction

Please Contact:

Margaret Bausman, LCSW-R, MSLIS

Associate Professor

Head, Social Work & Urban Public Health Library

 

 

Step-by-Step Guides for Adjuncts

Profile ImageAdina Mulliken, MLIS, MS

Associate Professor

Social Work Librarian

am2621@hunter.cuny.edu

 

The following guides were created by Prof Mulliken.

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The Information Literate Social Worker

Information Literacy Defined

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”

                                                                                                                              Association of College & Research Libraries

Information Literacy & Social Work Practice

“The information literate social worker possesses the agency, capacity, and critical thinking to reflectively negotiate the information universe; to ethically discover, evaluate and integrate new knowledge into practice; and to apply an anti-oppressive, social justice foundation to their use and dissemination of information on behalf of their practice, communities of service, and profession.”

                                             Johnson, S.C., Bausman, M., & Ward, S.L. (2021). Fostering information literacy: A call for collaboration between academic librarians and MSW instructors. Advances in Social Work, 21(1).https://doi.org/10.18060/24697

Information Literacy Instruction at Silberman

One hour information literacy modules for social work practice are embedded in the following courses:

Module Course Content Application
Module 1 717 Clinical Practice Lab I Sources of Knowledge: Foundational, Emerging, and Experiential Group project
Module 2 702 Social Welfare Policy II The Expanding Information Universe: Integrating Subscription and Publicly Available Information Sources Position paper or advocacy memo
Module 3 751 Research I Social Work Research: Advanced Database Searching Literature review
Module 4 Professional Seminar 

The Professional Seminar Project & the Information Literate Social Worker

Final paper or project

 

Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) : The Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

"The Framework opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond."

 

New Books at the Social Work Library