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"Information literacy is a set of abilities         requiring individuals to recognize when         information is needed ...
Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL        Information Literacy Competency Standards        for Higher Educ...
Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL         Information Literacy Competency Standards         for Higher Ed...
The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative way...
Network Literacy: A role for libraries                                                                                    ...
A Collaborative Approach to Information Literacy               Information literacy instruction needs to be tailored to st...
Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL        Collaborating with Teaching Faculty        Collaboration between...
Target faculty members you know or who are likely            to be receptive:            •Focus on adding value to a web p...
Strategies for Preparing for Collaboration   Get to know your teaching faculty.   o Send an email, or drop by their office...
Interpersonal and Communication Strategies       Teach people to treat you as they would any member of their department.  ...
The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative way...
The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative way...
The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative way...
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  • During these multiple sessions there should be a balance between upfront instruction and individual practice. Our experience indicates that formal library presentations should be brief (about 15 minutes) and focused on one or two specific databases or search strategies most pertinent to the course assignment. Such didactic instruction would do well to allow interactive work sessions of 30 minutes or more that encourage students to apply their newly acquired information literacy skills. These application sessions also allow time to assess students’ learning in order to plan more effectively for subsequent instruction.   .   When sequencing information literacy , we asked students in lower level developmental courses to begin with informative projects; in higher levels we gradually asked them to assume more critical and persuasive approaches to their research. For lower levels of developmental courses, we also pre-selected a limited number of sources, guided research questions, and structured the products. In higher level courses, we encouraged students to choose research questions and sources more independently as they gained confidence and competence. Although we recommend these general sequencing principles we believe that students at every level need opportunities to experiment, discover, and take risks as they conduct research projects that matter to them.
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    1. 1. "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, 1989.The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    2. 2. Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    3. 3. Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education An information literate individual is able to: •Determine the extent of information needed •Access the needed information effectively and efficiently •Evaluate information and its sources critically •Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base •Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose •Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legallyThe UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    4. 4. The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    5. 5. Network Literacy: A role for libraries McClure (1994)The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    6. 6. A Collaborative Approach to Information Literacy Information literacy instruction needs to be tailored to students’ specific research tasks. One-shot de-contextualized library sessions not tied to specific class assignments or activities, especially at the beginning of the semester, won’t engage and motivate students to learn. Multiple, tailored information literacy sessions (or at least two sequential sessions) are essential in addressing students’ information needs. Skinner, Yena, Lynch, Kang 2007The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    7. 7. Association of College & Research Libraries - ACRL Collaborating with Teaching Faculty Collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians is fundamental to information literacy. •Collaboration is based on shared goals, a shared vision, and a climate of trust and respect. Each partner brings different strengths and perspectives to the relationship. •The teacher brings an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and interests of the students, and of the content to be taught. •The librarian adds a thorough knowledge of information skills and methods to integrate them into the course, pedagogical knowledge for teaching these skills and an understanding of student’s frustration with the research process. Successful collaboration requires carefully defined roles, comprehensive planning and shared leadership.The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    8. 8. Target faculty members you know or who are likely to be receptive: •Focus on adding value to a web presence •Make presentations on “hot topics” •Utilize social media, e-mail, listservs, departmental newsletters, and other means of advertising •Make yourself available Thaxton, Sugarman 2008The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    9. 9. Strategies for Preparing for Collaboration Get to know your teaching faculty. o Send an email, or drop by their office. o Make an appointment with appropriate department heads to discuss the possibilities, and get on his/her regular departmental meeting agenda. Familiarize yourself with subject specialties/faculty research interests/publishers. Foster two-way communication. Focus on the repeat customer, slowly expanding information literacy programs. Focus efforts on previously targeted programs, and expand those. Gain credibility with faculty through reference and research assistance-present yourself as the subject resource expert. Initiating is the key to creating opportunities. Never say no if someone else initiates. Start small, and don’t take on too much too soon or expectations will run even higher. Realize that some connections will take time to establish and continue improving those.The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in with collaborative webleading urban research institution, Experiment innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a technologies.the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    10. 10. Interpersonal and Communication Strategies Teach people to treat you as they would any member of their department. Establish peer relationships with teaching faculty. Give everyone individualized attention (includes faculty and students); become their go-to. This will increase the number of referrals for classes, and grad student visits. Maintain a positive attitude and enthusiasm for libraries, instruction and reference. Show genuine interest in students, and student success. Explore different avenues of communication, find out what individuals prefer. Take risks, and be persistent and assertive. Don’t be afraid to say no, and then suggest alternatives. Establish boundaries with teaching faculty. Inform them how you would like to work with them. Find out what is mutually beneficial.The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    11. 11. The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    12. 12. The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
    13. 13. The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library—bringing people andinformation together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution,the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaginglearners.
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