ERIC Number: EJ861697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Client-Based Projects and the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Holler, Carissa M.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v28 n1-2 p7-22 2009
The library literature contains many discussions on problem-based learning as a means of engaging students in instruction and promoting information literacy. A related but relatively unexplored opportunity is available through client-based projects. Using examples from the business education literature, library literature, and the author's experience, the author attempts to connect the consulting processes of client-based projects to information literacy competencies, specifically, the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. The correspondence in the steps reveals exceptional opportunities for librarians to simultaneously apply what they already know, stretch their own boundaries, and promote information literacy in highly-motivated students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Standards, Library Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Competency Based Education, Library Associations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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