Who's afraid of partnerships for information literacy initiatives?: working together to empower learners

As librarians strive to infuse information literacy programs into university curriculums, an issue that dominates the landscape is whether we will listen to our faculty and collaborate to include both our and their visions. Clearly, in order to succeed, we must keep in mind Cerise Oberman's admonition, "There are a variety of voices currently saying something extremely important: librarians don't own information literacy and information literacy is not always described in the terms that librarians would use." The current collaborative challenge offers us the opportunity to transform interaction into new realities and new relationships, both in and beyond libraries, which will assist us in our work to promote information literacy initiatives across our college and university campuses.