Metaliteracy and the Library

Fall 2016 was a busy term for me. The first thing to share from it is this contribution, made with my colleague Scholarly Resources Librarian Amelia Kallaher, for Taylor and Francis’ Library Voices.

In the recording, Amelia and I discuss an approach to teaching metaliteracy by guiding students through the creation of their own research journal.


Making a recording took more effort than the four minutes and forty-five seconds may suggest. Amelia and I created a shared Google Drive folder containing our planning documents, which included a brief literature review, as well as our script for the recording.

Once we created the recording, I worked with Kevin Çelebi, Education Technology Coordinator, to find an audio editing software with a low learning curve. We settled on Audacity and the real fun began.

It took me hours to work on the sound for this short recording. Often, when considering using recordings in the classroom, people seem to forget the amount of time spent on editing the media. Even with a simple system like Audacity, there is a bit of a learning curve and the editing itself is quite time-consuming.

However, I feel like our hours were well-spent. Amelia and I found working with Taylor and Francis simple. For me, a liaison librarian, it was fun to explore metaliteracy from a scholarly resources perspective.



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