Information Literacy in the Classroom

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Guide for faculty for including information literacy concepts in their curriculum

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  • How do these standards relate to the brainstormed list that we made?
  • 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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