Zotero: A Tool for Constructionist Learning in Critical Information Literacy
Subjectcritical information literacy; critlib; Zotero; bibliographic management software; constructionism
The chapter describes a method for teaching Zotero, a bibliographic management program, to undergraduates over the course of a one-shot library instruction session. The session is intended to help students take control of their own sources and research.Students create their own libraries by choosing among sources, then using Zotero to put the material into a form they can organize, annotate, and cite. The process helps students to see themselves as not just consumers but also critics and creators of scholarship.