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Presentation

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Publication Date

Summer 2018

Abstract

Information Literacy is an important skill required by the APA of undergraduate psychology students. The Association of College & Research Libraries partially defines Information Literacy as the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information. These abilities are most often seen in research, yet many undergraduate students see research projects as a frustrating burden and another stressor in their busy semesters. Librarians can help them navigate the changing information landscape and the research process as whole, but how much reflection and synthesis do students take part in? Mindfulness practices are increasing in popularity in higher education as they have been shown to affect academic achievement and provide opportunities for self-reflection on learning. The purpose of this presentation is to review what mindfulness interventions are being used in libraries and in higher education classrooms at large, and ideas for how psychology faculty and librarians can facilitate a more reflective research practice for our students.

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