The real world: Developing information age issues forums

Mary C. MacDonald, University of Rhode Island
Amanda Izenstark, University of Rhode Island
Brian T. Gallagher, University of Rhode Island
Jim Kinnie, University of Rhode Island
Peter Larsen, University of Rhode Island

Document Type Article


Purpose - The purpose of the paper is to describe the development of a series of forums on issues of the information age, created to address ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Five. Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents a case study, including citations to relevant literature. Findings - The paper provides a technique for addressing ACRL Information Literacy Standard Five, examples of topics, discussion of logistics, and value to students. Originality/value - The ideas and methods presented in the paper may be used by other librarians to arrange forums at their own institutions. A checklist to assist in preparation is also included.