Title

HIP (High Impact Practice) Librarianship in the Costa Rican Cloud Forest

Start Date

10-8-2018 11:20 AM

End Date

10-8-2018 12:10 PM

Description

High impact educational practices focus on experiential learning through service learning and community-based learning opportunities, internships, undergraduate research, education abroad experiences, and more. The proposed interactive session focuses on librarian and library school student internship work done over the course of ten years in an international applied learning setting in Monteverde, Costa Rica. This work has encompassed a range of topics to be addressed at the colloquium, including: work with community partners such as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the local public health clinic to facilitate access to and dissemination of locally based research studies; library interns’ facilitation of access to locally-based research conducted under the auspices of the Monteverde Institute; Adrienne’s recent internship experience creating a digital exhibit for the Monteverde Institute and the local community; Laurie’s more recent teaching experiences and direct involvement with course pedagogy at the Monteverde Institute, engaging students and faculty in discussions of critical information literacy concepts surrounding unequal access to and production of research from an experiential Latin American perspective.

Adrienne will address the experience of being an LIS graduate student intern in an international community setting, including the challenges and learning experiences involved in working in a very different environment of limited resources. Laurie will focus on how engaging with the Framework of Information Literacy has facilitated discussion of information social justice issues at the Monteverde Institute. Both Laurie and Adrienne will reflect on the experience of working together in this unique, community-based high impact educational setting in the Global South. The session will include scenario-based directed reflective discussions and consider the merits and challenges of HIP librarianship.

Short bio of the presenter(s)

Laurie Kutner is a Library Associate Professor in the Information and Instruction Services Department at the University of Vermont Libraries, with subject specialties in environmental information, anthropology, geography, and global studies. She has worked with the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica for over 10 years, focusing on library operations, the ramifications of unequal access to information, and utilizing MLIS interns on-site to assist in expanding access to locally relevant research and educational materials. She has Master’s degrees in LIS and Anthropology, from Syracuse University.

Adrienne Canino was an MLIS graduate student intern in Monteverde, Costa Rica in 2017,and is interested in science and data librarianship. In May, 2018, she will have an MLIS and Certificate in Advanced Studies in Data Science from Syracuse University. Her library experience focuses on science librarianship and on developing digital resources and collections. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Studies and Forestry.

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HIP (High Impact Practice) Librarianship in the Costa Rican Cloud Forest

High impact educational practices focus on experiential learning through service learning and community-based learning opportunities, internships, undergraduate research, education abroad experiences, and more. The proposed interactive session focuses on librarian and library school student internship work done over the course of ten years in an international applied learning setting in Monteverde, Costa Rica. This work has encompassed a range of topics to be addressed at the colloquium, including: work with community partners such as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the local public health clinic to facilitate access to and dissemination of locally based research studies; library interns’ facilitation of access to locally-based research conducted under the auspices of the Monteverde Institute; Adrienne’s recent internship experience creating a digital exhibit for the Monteverde Institute and the local community; Laurie’s more recent teaching experiences and direct involvement with course pedagogy at the Monteverde Institute, engaging students and faculty in discussions of critical information literacy concepts surrounding unequal access to and production of research from an experiential Latin American perspective.

Adrienne will address the experience of being an LIS graduate student intern in an international community setting, including the challenges and learning experiences involved in working in a very different environment of limited resources. Laurie will focus on how engaging with the Framework of Information Literacy has facilitated discussion of information social justice issues at the Monteverde Institute. Both Laurie and Adrienne will reflect on the experience of working together in this unique, community-based high impact educational setting in the Global South. The session will include scenario-based directed reflective discussions and consider the merits and challenges of HIP librarianship.