This site attempts to ascertain & enunciate many of the core competencies students & scholars of Slavic need to be productive in the field ... more?
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about this site


     This site attempts to take both a broader and a more focused look at the idea of information literacy. It seeks to ascertain and enunciate the core literacies or competencies students and scholars of Slavic are expected to demonstrate (or at least possess) in order to be productive members of the field. It focuses on those literacies and competencies that are often taken for granted, but which must be acquired outside of the usual scholarly or educational channels (especially the professional, technology, and library literacies).

Using this Site:

      This site is organized into 4 categories and multiple sections and subsections. These 4 categories are available from any page on the website. The sections within them (and subsection, if any) are only available locally -- that is, from within that category. When you click on a category, the sections are displayed. Likewise, clicking on a section will reveal any subsections.

Technical Issues:

      This site uses CSS [cascading style sheets] for the style and positioning of most graphical and textual elements. If you have accessibility issues with this site, please contact me, and I will either attempt to address them or will offer an alternate source for the content.

     I have designed this site to work best with resolutions at or greater than 600 x 800. Those users with smaller monitors, or with monitors set to lower resolutions may wish to adjust their resolution or browser settings.


      Many library colleagues and Slavic scholars have helped in supplying the content for this site. I have tried to give credit where credit is due. Though site is intended to be a collaborative effort, any inaccuracies or mistakes are mine alone. Suggestions concerning the content, design, navigability, or philosophy of the site are always welcome. If you have suggestions, content or links you would like to contribute, please contact me by clicking on the email listed below.

Contact Information

      Questions? Contact Michael Brewer - former Slavic Studies librarian and current Team Leader for Undergraduate Services at the University of Arizona - at