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Global Virtual Exchange Faculty Workshop

Information Literacy

We tailor our support to your course goals

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to integrating information literacy learning outcomes into your course. 

Librarian-led instruction sessions: timed with a research assignment, hands-on instruction sessions with librarians can support student success in your assignments.

Course & Assignment design: we can work with you to scaffold information literacy learning throughout the semester through assignment design and in class activities and corresponding assessments. 

Online tutorials and guides: we have online guides and tutorials on our website that you can use in your instruction or point students toward. We can also tailor research guides for assignments.

What is information literacy?

Information literacy is a lifelong skill that librarians take seriously. 

We break down information literacy like this:

  • Authority Is Constructed and Contextual - a creator's expertise and credibility constructed and contextualized by various disciplines and information need
  • Information Creation as a Process - the iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences
  • Information Has Value - value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world
  • Research as Inquiry - research is an iterative process of inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation - communities of scholars engage in sustained discourse with new discoveries, insights, perspectives and interpretations
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration - Searching is nonlinear, iterative and requires mental flexibility

See the full Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education 

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