Dear SC Members,
I received review and approval request from Nancy Fawley last week. We need to work together to review and approve the new "Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy." The guidelines were approved by Section executive committee on June 26, 2017 and by Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee on January 3, 2018.
Attached please find the new Guidelines and Transmittal Sheet and respond before Friday Jan. 12, 2017. Thank you so much indeed! I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Chair, Standards Committee
After I submitted the documents to Amanda for the committee to review, I received an email from Heather Smedberg asking if we could make one grammatical change she had just noticed in the Guidelines. I promised I would submit it as my comment, rather than resubmit another document and risk having the two confused. Here is the requested change:
On page 3, in the Core Ideas section - > Analytical Concepts paragraph, final sentence:
A self-reflective user considers primary sources in the context of their own project as well as their agency in creating new primary sources.
Self-reflective users consider primary sources in the context of their own projects as well as their agency in creating new primary sources.
Other than that, I will approve the transmittal form and guidelines.
The document reads well, providing guidance on a subject many may know little about. Therefore, I approve both documents for submission.
Approved with the change stipulated above.
These guidelines for primary source literacy articulate the range of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to effectively use primary sources and are applicable in multiple primary source learning situations with diverse instructor roles, audiences, and purposes. I agree with change suggestion made by Nancy and approve both documents for submission with the following minor changes:
1. Page 7 last sentence "Authenticity is closely associated with creator (or creators) of a source ..." The author should give a citation to indicate where the sentences within the quotation mark come from. I can't tell if it comes from footnote 8 in page 9 or not.
2. Quotation marks are used for glossary of terms in page 8, e.g. Collection, Container, Copy/Surrogate; page 9, e.g. Creator; page 11, e.g. Preservation; page 13, e.g. Silences. The author should consider adding citation to sentences being quoted.
I approve the two proposed documents.
I approve with the stated changes.
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