Librarians, like teaching faculty, aspire to teach students to find, interpret, and produce information that is valued in academia. Together, we can do so by exposing students to six frames of understanding in the first-year, major, capstone, and graduate courses that you teach. Those frames are:
Research matures over time and through sustained discourse amongst researchers.
Information Creation as a Process
Research is a unique iterative process, which is reflected in a person's work.
Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information gathering and distribution.
Each question in the research process builds on the previous one and paves way for the next.
Information is judged in part based on its creator’s credibility and is applied in context.
Research works best when approached with an open, flexible mind.