Information Literacy Across the Curriculum
co-sponsored by ACRL
Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 2009
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Jill Gremmels, Director, Davidson College Library
Leslie Warren, IL Librarian/Public Services, Moraine Valley CC
Susan Avery, Instruction Librarian, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
Michelle Millet, IL Librarian, Trinity University, TX
As part of implementing an information literacy program, many librarians and faculty face the daunting task of integrating IL skills across an entire curriculum. Undertaking this task is time consuming and demands the patience and support of a number of campus constituents. But when complete, it offers more vision and greater curricular integration than most realize. The process can be made easier because the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education provide a highly flexible blueprint for strategic planning.
This workshop offers first hand accounts about how to integrate IL competencies systematically throughout a general education or major curriculum. Programs highlighted will include a large state university, a liberal arts college and a community college.
Each week synchronous Webcasts featuring a different set of practitioners will present and discuss the methods needed to grow a holistic information literacy program. The "how-to" focus offers participants, regardless of the stage of their IL program the tools, resources and action plans needed to expand the IL concept, tie it to curriculum and demonstrate its educational significance.
All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include use of “low threshold” tools, examination of controversial issues, options for participants with a range of experience, and suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire.
Participants for this workshop should sign-in 15 minutes early for tech instructions and to meet others in the group; they also have the option of remaining online for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately after the workshop.