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Tasha Bergson-Michelson
Thinking about research, most likely
Instructional librarian with a passion for a research-savvy population and the pedagogy we use to get ourselves there.
Interests: I am passionate about the experiences people have when they try to find information for school, work, or personal business. As we adjust to completely new ways of finding information, we have to think critically about what research means, and what skills we truly need to embrace the new freedoms people have for publishing while making sure that our research process is still a rigorous one. Many of our traditional research skills are still vital to carrying our high-quality research, but not necessarily because of the precise processes we used to use, or the media in which we used to house information, but because of the desired outcomes. Those of us who spend our time thinking about what skills we want students to have going forward must let go of the old ways of thinking, and creatively reimagine how to get students from their natural state of Internet use to the quality practices we desire.