Dr. Grettano and Library Prof. Witek named LIRT Top 20 for 2014

Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Writing Teresa Grettano and Associate Professor and Public Service and Information Literacy Librarian Donna Witek announced that their co-written article, “Teaching metaliteracy: A new paradigm in action,” has been named by the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association as one of the LIRT Top 20 2014 Library Instruction and Information Literacy articles.

Grettano and Witek co-designed and co-teach the course WRTG 224: Rhetoric & Social Media through which students analyze how their literacy practices and attitudes are shaped by their social media activity. The current version of the course uses the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram as both objects of and vehicles for analysis in order to study the rhetorical and information literacy skills being developed through participation on the sites.

According to the LIRT website, “Every year the Library Instruction Round Table Top Twenty Committee reviews the library instruction literature from the previous year and identifies the 20 best instruction articles for that year.”

An abstract of “Teaching metaliteracy” can be found on page 13 of the June 2015 issue of LIRT News.


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