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Incorporating information literacy outcomes into your course

  1. 1. INCORPORATING INFORMATION LITERACY OUTCOMES INTO YOUR COURSE Jane Lewandoski, Faculty Information & Education Services Librarian Kendra Lake, Dean of Library Services
  2. 2. "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." Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education WHAT DOES INFORMATION LITERACY MEAN TODAY?
  3. 3. SC4 GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCY Information Literacy (IL) is the ability to find and use information and evaluate its reliability. Outcomes: • 1. Demonstrate technological competence to obtain information from data. • 2. Demonstrate how and where to search for reliable information. • 3. Demonstrate how to form conclusions based on reliable information.
  4. 4. HOW DOES SC4 LIBRARY FIT IN? • Information literacy resources • Custom resource description & instruction sessions • One on one reference assistance • Curated resource lists • Interactive self assessment tutorials • Canvas modules • Plagiarism and academic honesty information
  5. 5. HOW DOES SC4 LIBRARY FIT IN? ENG 101 Program • Access the library’s e-resources 24/7 from any device with Internet access. • Differentiate between magazine and scholarly journal articles. • Use the library databases to find peer articles. • Evaluate sources of information. • Create advanced database and internet searching strategies.. • Identify elements of an MLA citation. • Cite sources responsibly. • Assessment
  6. 6. EXAMPLE WHICH STATEMENT SOUNDS MORE AUTHORITATIVE? 1. People who participate in yoga have a 22.9% reduction in poor mental health days. 2. According to the Wall Street Journal, people who participate in yoga have a 22.9% reduction in poor mental health days. 3. According to Lancet Psychiatry, people who participate in yoga have a 22.9% reduction in poor mental health days. How do you follow through with the WSJ article?
  7. 7. HOW DOES SC4 LIBRARY FIT IN? IL Instruction in the other disciplines • Instruction tailored to the discipline/course. • Use the library databases to find subject appropriate peer reviewed articles. • Evaluate sources of information. • Create advanced database and internet searching strategies.. • Identify elements of an MLA/APA citation. • Cite sources responsibly. • Nursing Biology 100 Criminal Justice
  8. 8. EMBEDDING INTO YOUR COURSE Custom Library Research Guides Examples • https://esearch.sc4.edu/guides • https://esearch.sc4.edu/eng102bb • https://esearch.sc4.edu/eng101sp Custom Canvas Module • https://sc4.instructure.com/login/canvas Contact the library • https://esearch.sc4.edu/contact
  9. 9. EXAMPLES Outcome 1: Demonstrate technological competence to obtain information from data. Have students investigate an open data source to draw conclusions or support a pre- determined argument. Be sure to examine all sites for data limitations and bias. • Consider the uses of Data.gov as a source for open data. Consider a creative use for one of the data sets found and describe. • Use Data Driven Detroit as a jumping off point for exploring types of data and how it is used in the Metro Detroit region. • https://datadrivendetroit.org/ • On a more local level, consider using the St. Clair County EDA data center for info regarding entrepreneurship and local business markets. • http://www.edascc.com/data-center • Discuss the limitations of collected data • http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/limitations • Library research guide • https://esearch.sc4.edu/datastats
  10. 10. EXAMPLES Outcome 2: Demonstrate how and where to search for reliable information. • Use some of the strategies on the SC4 Library’s Search Strategies guide and instruct students to locate, read, evaluate, and share a scholarly article from one of the library’s databases. https://esearch.sc4.edu/search_strategies • “Go upstream to find the source”. Using an example from Web Literacy for Student Fact- checkers have students investigate the original source of an image, quote, or post. https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/go-upstream-to-find-the-source/ • Send students to a published article on a popular news website. Have students identify and investigate all parts of the site, including sponsored and ad content, the publisher and owner of the site, author of content, etc.
  11. 11. EXAMPLES Outcome 3: Demonstrate how to form conclusions based on reliable information. • Read the CQ Researcher report on College Debt and evaluate one source used in this report. • https://esearch.sc4.edu/cqresearcher • https://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqr_ht_college_debt_2018 • Note the following: • What is the primary purpose or intent of this source? Why was it published? • Who was the creator of this source? Who published it? • Is the author qualified to write this source? • Was this a good source for the CQ Researcher report author to include in a report on student debt? Why or why not? What other information would you have included? Where would you have looked for this information? • Have students find and evaluate research to determine if it is bad science • https://esearch.sc4.edu/fakescience • https://esearch.sc4.edu/fakenews
  12. 12. USING CANVAS COMMONS https://sc4.instructure.com/ When logged into Canvas, click on the “Commons” tab Type SC4 in the search box Or using the filter, select “shared with St. Clair County Community College” Choose the module to preview content Select Import/download to add to your selected course.
  13. 13. RESOURCES Anatomy of a scholarly article https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/scholarly-articles/ Web Literacy for student fact checkers: https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/front-matter/web-strategies-for-student-fact- checkers/ Project CORA https://www.projectcora.org/ SC4 Library Information Literacy http://esearch.sc4.edu/infolit THANK YOU – SC4 LIBRARY HTTPS://ESEARCH.SC4.EDU
  14. 14. THANK YOU SC4 LIBRARY Y O U R PA R T N E R I N I N F O R M AT I O N L I T E R A C Y

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