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Uncommon Reading for the Undead: Librarians Teaching Literacy One Book at a Time
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Title: Uncommon Reading for the Undead: Librarians Teaching Literacy One Book at a Time
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: American Library Association (ALA) ( Conference )
Johnson, Margeaux
Poling, Nate
Publication Date: June 23, 2012
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Subjects / Keywords: Information Literacy Instruction
Information Literacy
Honors
Uncommon Reading
Zombies
Creativity
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Abstract: Academic Libraries are increasing involvement in common reading programs and first year experience courses. At the University of Florida, librarians have the opportunity to participate in “Uncommon Reading” programs through the Honors College. These one-credit courses focus on one book for one semester. This gives faculty the opportunity to develop learning environments that engage students with a variety of literacies including information literacy, media literacy, and technology literacy. This Poster Details one such course, Uncommon Reading for the Undead, which was designed and taught by a librarian at the Marston Science Library. This course utilized frameworks for 21st century literacy proposed by Jenkins (2006) by employing an affinity culture (zombies) which was already popular on campus. Centering around Max Brook’s book The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), the course engaged students in collaborative team-based learning, critical thinking, creative media production, and collective communication. Technology and library organization skills integrated seamlessly into the course assignments in the form of wikis, concept maps, project management plans, multimedia projects, and technology activities.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Margeaux Johnson.
Publication Status: Published
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: IR00001083:00001

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Undead Uncommon Reading For the Librarians teaching literacy one book at a time ABSTRACT COURSE OVERVIEW TEXTS Margeaux Johnson Nate Polling UNIVERSITY OF Florida margeaux ufl.edu npoling ufl.edu ASSIGNMENTS Syllabus Wiki Entries Concept Map Survival Plan Comparative Essay Multimedia Project --Evaluation comments