Reaching Students in an
Information World:
Information Literacy in
the Classroom
Mandi Goodsett,
Reference Librarian
mandi...
What do your students struggle
with when it comes to research?
What is information
literacy?
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring
individuals to “recognize when informat...
What is information
literacy?
An information literate person can
…
1) Recognize when information is
needed
2) Locate infor...
Why include information
literacy in your classroom?
Why include information
literacy in your classroom?
• Age of information -> information
overload and greater need for info...
Why include information
literacy in your classroom?
• Age of information -> information
overload and greater need for info...
Why include information
literacy in your classroom?
• Age of information -> information
overload and greater need for info...
Why include information
literacy in your classroom?
Information literate students can deal
with information and conduct re...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Activities and classroom procedures
Based on the IL standards,
what IL activities do you
already include in your
teaching?
2 minute brainstorm
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Break the research assignment into
manageable parts.
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Direct students towards a
variety of library resources
including print, electronic, and...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Direct students towards a
variety of library resources
including print, electronic, and...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Suggest specific databases, journals, or other
library resources by name to students.
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Suggest specific databases, journals, or other
library resources by name to students.
T...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Review criteria for evaluating
sources.
Emphasize that sources should
be relevant, auth...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Discuss what constitutes plagiarism as
well as the consequences.
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Encourage students to consult a librarian.
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Encourage students to consult a librarian.
Encourage them to …
… visit the library.
… e...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Embed a subject
guide
in GeorgiaVIEW
or request a
course library
guide from your
librar...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom
Collaborate with a librarian to design
library instruction for your class or to
create ...
Incorporating IL in Your
Classroom

http://gsw.edu/Library/Library-Tutorials/library-tutorials
Activity
Choose an IL standard and brainstorm a
potential assignment you could use to
strengthen that skill in your studen...
Based on the IL standards,
what IL activities do you
already include in your
teaching?
Sharing time
Questions?
Please see the library guide at
http://libguides.gsw.edu/ILintheclassroom
for more information.
mandi.goodsett@...
References
• ACRL Information Literacy Task Force. "Information Literacy
Competency Standards for Higher Education." Infor...
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  • Information Literacy in the Classroom

    1. 1. Reaching Students in an Information World: Information Literacy in the Classroom Mandi Goodsett, Reference Librarian mandi.goodsett@gsw.edu
    2. 2. What do your students struggle with when it comes to research?
    3. 3. What is information literacy? Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.(Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
    4. 4. What is information literacy? An information literate person can … 1) Recognize when information is needed 2) Locate information 3) Evaluate information 4) Use the information for a specific purpose 5) Understand how to use information ethically
    5. 5. Why include information literacy in your classroom?
    6. 6. Why include information literacy in your classroom? • Age of information -> information overload and greater need for information skills
    7. 7. Why include information literacy in your classroom? • Age of information -> information overload and greater need for information skills • Students need to know about the resources in their discipline.
    8. 8. Why include information literacy in your classroom? • Age of information -> information overload and greater need for information skills • Students need to know about the resources in their discipline. • Information literacy supports critical thinking and professional achievement.
    9. 9. Why include information literacy in your classroom? Information literate students can deal with information and conduct research much more effectively, efficiently, and confidently.
    10. 10. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Activities and classroom procedures
    11. 11. Based on the IL standards, what IL activities do you already include in your teaching? 2 minute brainstorm
    12. 12. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Break the research assignment into manageable parts.
    13. 13. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Direct students towards a variety of library resources including print, electronic, and multimedia sources.
    14. 14. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Direct students towards a variety of library resources including print, electronic, and multimedia sources. Some source types will be less familiar to them (i.e. print).
    15. 15. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Suggest specific databases, journals, or other library resources by name to students.
    16. 16. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Suggest specific databases, journals, or other library resources by name to students. They learn what sources an expert in their field uses from you.
    17. 17. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Review criteria for evaluating sources. Emphasize that sources should be relevant, authoritative, and accurate.
    18. 18. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Discuss what constitutes plagiarism as well as the consequences.
    19. 19. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Encourage students to consult a librarian.
    20. 20. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Encourage students to consult a librarian. Encourage them to … … visit the library. … email a librarian at libref@gsw.edu. … call me at 229-931-2850.
    21. 21. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Embed a subject guide in GeorgiaVIEW or request a course library guide from your librarian.
    22. 22. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom Collaborate with a librarian to design library instruction for your class or to create a research assignment that employs critical thinking.
    23. 23. Incorporating IL in Your Classroom http://gsw.edu/Library/Library-Tutorials/library-tutorials
    24. 24. Activity Choose an IL standard and brainstorm a potential assignment you could use to strengthen that skill in your students. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Recognize when information is needed Locate information Evaluate information Use the information for a specific purpose Understand how to use information ethically
    25. 25. Based on the IL standards, what IL activities do you already include in your teaching? Sharing time
    26. 26. Questions? Please see the library guide at http://libguides.gsw.edu/ILintheclassroom for more information. mandi.goodsett@gsw.edu
    27. 27. References • ACRL Information Literacy Task Force. "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education." Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association, 18 Jan. 2000. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. • "Ideas and Strategies for Incorporating Information Literacy into the Classroom | UCLA Library." Resources for Faculty. University of California Los Angeles Library, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. • "What Is Information Literacy?" Faculty Toolkit for Teaching Information Literacy. University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries, 19 June 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
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