• It's Not a Competition: Questioning the Rhetoric of "Scholarly Versus Popular" in Library Instruction

      Seeber, Kevin Patrick; University of Colorado Denver (The University of Arizona, 2016-02)
      Academic instruction librarians often introduce students to the concept of evaluating information by having them compare “scholarly versus popular” sources--an approach that wrongly implies these two kinds of information are a binary, and that they are in competition with one another. This presentation will question the motivations behind presenting scholarly and popular information in this way, as well as offer recommendations for how librarians can adapt this activity into something which allows for critical discussions of context and authority in the classroom.