Building infrastructures for university-community knowledge exchange: The Role of Information Professionals and Literacy Educators

  • Heather De Forest
  • Luanne Freund
  • Aleha McCauley
  • Heather L. O'Brien
  • Suzanne Smythe

Abstract

This panel argues that information professionals and literacy educators play an important bridging role between universities and community groups and stakeholders. We describe the context of universitycommunity knowledge exchange, which is increasingly expected, but remains under-supported and under-theorised, and consider new opportunities that exist to support and build capacity in researchers and communities to co-create, share, and use information. We focus on the training and professional development needed to position information professionals and literacy educators as knowledge brokers, and innovative projects that demonstrate their value and potential in this role.

Published
2019-07-18
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Alternative Events / Autres événements