141: Laura Saunders

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Laura Saunders, an Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science.

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Laura Saunders is an Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, teaching and conducting research in the areas of reference and instruction, information literacy, and academic libraries. She also has a strong interest in the connections between information literacy and the spread of misinformation or “fake news,” and social justice issues related to libraries.  In April of 2018 she ran the Know News symposium, which brought together 80 librarians, journalists and allied professionals to discuss collaborative responses to the challenges of misinformation. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals including College & Research Libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Reference & User Services Quarterly. She has written two books: Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditation and Repositioning Reference: New Methods and New Services for a New Age co-authored with Lily Rozaklis and Eileen Abels. Laura has a PhD and a Master’s of Library and Information Science, both from Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University.

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Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information which received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from ARCL’s Instruction Section.

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