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ERIC Number: ED424581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 10
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Western Carolina University's Model of Integrating Information Literacy: Partnering the First Year Composition Instructor, Students and a Personal Librarian.
Warner, Mary
First-year composition courses (particularly the semester course devoted to exposition, argumentation, and research) were the site at Western Carolina University for an alliance between professors and librarians as they attempted to integrate information literacy. Librarians developed six modules to teach "The Big Six Skills Approach to Information Problem Solving": (1) task definition, (2) information seeking strategies, (3) locating and accessing information, (4) using information, (5) synthesis (organizing information from multiple sources and presenting the information); and (6) evaluation. Each librarian was assigned to a cluster group of 4 or 5 English composition instructors, allowing English instructors to identify the most logical sequence for the skills to be presented in their class as well as to inform the librarians of specific paper assignments. Examples use the first three information skills to show how they were integrated into courses, as librarians, in discussion with individual instructors, determined the actual assignments that would allow the students to practice the literacy skill, the topics most applicable to the papers students were required to write, and the time needed for instruction. (Guidelines for evaluating web sites are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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