ERIC Number: EJ1106889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
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What Do Undergraduate Course Syllabi Say about Information Literacy?
McGowan, Britt; Gonzalez, Melissa; Stanny, Claudia J.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v16 n3 p599-617 Jul 2016
Librarians seek opportunities to improve outreach to faculty and promote shared interests in information literacy. A comprehensive review of syllabi for all undergraduate courses offered during one academic term examined course-level learning outcomes and graded assignments to see how well they aligned with the five Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. We observed discrepancies between descriptions of graded assignments and the articulation of student learning outcomes aligned with information literacy skills. The review generated an inventory of courses and instructors that will help subject specialists initiate conversations about collaborations related to information literacy.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Descriptions, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Librarians, Outcomes of Education, Library Associations, Reference Services, Academic Achievement, Library Instruction, Library Skills, College Libraries, College Faculty, Library Services, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Higher Education, Information Skills, Academic Libraries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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