remote reference, reference consultations, pedagogy, information literacy, ACRL Framework
Remote reference consultations have considerably increased due to the need to provide remote services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducting reference consultations via videoconferencing not only offers many benefits to student researchers it also presents an opportunity for librarians to embrace a learner-centered teaching mindset when approaching remote consultations by developing consultation learning goals in alignment with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Designing consultations to be learner-centered yields benefits for students such as the student actively practicing their own searches as well as more thorough source evaluation. Additionally, videoconferencing technology allows for a more seamless information sharing experience and has the potential to provide a more equitable experience for students with disabilities.
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Reed, E. (2021). Remote Reference Consultations Are Here to Stay. Communications in Information Literacy, 15 (2), 240–247. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2021.15.2.6