Embedded Information Literacy Assignment Suggestions

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Document created in support of faculty and strategic learning outcomes at a Canadian College, updated March, 2011.

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Embedded Information Literacy Assignment Suggestions

  1. 1. Library Common Integrating Information Fluency into Assignment SuggestionsEnglish Composition Require students to create a research journal with guided questions.Nursing Original Assignment: Students discuss criteria of appropriate information for a patient vs. themselves on an emerging health issue. Restructured: Students find one article on a health or immune system topic that would be useful for themselves as professionals, and one on the same topic that would be useful for a patient. Compare and contrast the two sources and explain why they are a good choice for each group.100 Level Humanities Class Original Assignment: Students submitted bibliographies that documented their sources for their paper / project / assignment. Restructured: Students submit a topic worksheet and bibliography to the library faculty member. The worksheet documents their vocabulary, topic development and rationale for selecting the resources they did, including why they are scholarly enough to meet the requirements of the assignment. Topic is approved by the course instructor only after approval from the librarian. Worksheet becomes part of the grade for the paper / project / assignment.Sociology Each student takes one work from the required reading. Who else has built on this core work? What has been done with this idea since the date of publication? What was your strategy on identifying these items?History Students writing a paper on World War II are to examine the same concept in a chronology, a specialized encyclopedia and a specialized dictionary and compare / contrast the type of information and access points, and describe how the information was used in development of their paper.Adapted from: Gilchrist, Debra. ALA Conference Presentation Midwinter 2000. Amended 4/02 with information from Christis Flynn. Amended March, 2010.Created 10/10/2010. Updated 21/03/11 (JAK)

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