There is not one specific person. It took a lot of people for these changes to take place.
Laid a lot of groundwork. Well respected on campus. Doctorate degree from ISU English department. Married to respected professor on campus. When he passed away, she moved.
Kay Flowers = dean of the library.
ACRL’s information-literacy competency standards included language that could easily be used and assessed at the University level.
NWCCU = information-literacy language encouraged the development of information literacy as a focus
Political side of things. Tricky balance of staying firm with your goals and objectives while also compromising with other departments and individuals.
Pros and cons: library does not have enough librarians to teach a course for all students. Business information-literacy course can focus more on the ethics business information, keeping track of data, and other business-oriented items related to information literacy.
Some librarians skeptical that other departments can teach information-literacy courses. Disagree with the addition of the word “data” to the objective language.
Librarians taught this. Mindset in library and on campus that librarians can and do teach credit courses. This was part of a certification program. Once the faculty member in the College of Education retired the program died as did the LIBR 121 course.
The Student Success Center helped us schedule classes. They recommended students. We taught the class.
Proposal to change course to a three-credit course sent at the same time as the proposal to make the course a general education course-fulfilling option.
Photo by Spencer Jardine. July 2010. White Clouds. Mount Merriam.
Objective 8 - Information Literacy: How the ISU Libraries succeeded in supporteinging a new general education requirement course objective
How the ISU Libraries Succeeded in
Supporting a New General Education
Requirement Course Objective
Objective 8: Information
O General education
O Since 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog
O Nine objectives
O Objective 7, Critical Thinking
O Objective 8, Information Literacy
LLIB 1115: Introduction to
O Fall 2013
O Five instructors
O Six sections
O 125-150 students this semester
O Required by the nursing program
O General Education
O Association of
Dr. Rosmarie H. Fouad
O Faculty Senate
O Information Literacy
General Education Review
O Library dean on this committee
O One thing they could agree on
O Library faculty representation
O Information literacy added to curriculum
O ACRL Information Literacy Competency
Standards for Higher Education
O Northwest Commission on Colleges and
O Library to create course
O Objective 7, Critical Thinking questioned
O Either 7 or 8
O State Board of Education
O Let students fulfill requirements through
O Multiple courses on campus meet
Objective 8 requirement
Media Specialist Program
O LIBR 121
O Taught by ISU
O College of
O Ten years or more
ACAD /LLIB 1199
O Eight weeks
O Collaboration with
O 16 weeks
O Change to three-credit course
O Needed approval from the Curriculum
O Make course a general education course
O Needed approval from the General
Education Requirements Committee
O Complete proposal
O Gather input from campus offices
O Student feedback
O Should be required
of all students
O Too much busy
O Prepared them for
O Recent news
O LLIB 1115 to be required for Accelerated
Nursing Program Students
O Need for more online sections
O SBOE English composition requirements
O Two English courses requirements
O What does this mean?
Why did we do it?
O Felt we had
something to offer
O Info. Lit. experts
O We know the
O Fulfill a need
O Promote the library
O Teach students
What can we learn?
O Authentic and passionate leadership
makes a difference
O Contributing is good
O Feedback on proposals is helpful
O It takes a lot of people working together to
make big changes over time
O Planting seeds makes a difference
O Know your stuff