Information Literacy is “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning” (Source & more details).
Information literacy instruction is collaboratively developed with faculty and customized to specific assignments and learning outcomes.
Librarians work with faculty to combine information literacy instruction to your class teaching. In addition to the traditional classroom setting, librarians can also teach these important concepts within online classes, and can moderate discussion board threads, create and grade research assignments, post tutorials and activities, or host live instruction chats.
Faculty can consult with a Librarian for guidance on designing effective research assignments, and for collaboration to ensure that library resources are available for students to successfully meet assignment requirements. Reach out to your subject liaison Librarian to get started!
|Plan Ahead!||The earlier a Librarian is involved in the planning process, the better we are able to align instruction with desired course outcomes.|
|Make A Copy||Librarians can help design assignments and assessments based on information literacy course outcomes. We would like a copy or description of your assignment to assist in lesson planning.|
|Assess Student Learning||Instruction is more successful when you assess the students’ learning. Students participate more in learning activities when they know they will be graded on what they learn.|
|Make Necessary Accommodations||Faculty are required to be present during the instruction or arrange for a faculty substitute.|
|Allow Yourself Time||Consider scheduling two or three classes for scaffolded information literacy instruction. This allows time for instruction, topic development, brain storming, hands-on activities to reinforce learning, and guided research time.|
|Schedule Early!||Last minute requests may not be able to be accommodated.|
To schedule a class, contact your librarian liaison, or use our Instruction Request Form.