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Pegues, Conrad R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Information literacy classes are becoming common on college campuses to help first year students learn information search skills necessary for higher education. Free speech debates on some college campuses have bred a level of student activism not seen since the 1960s. Academic librarians can play a key role to educate students in First Year…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Information Literacy, Social Media, Library Skills
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Black, Steve – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Three theories from the disciplines college student development and educational psychology of particular relevance to teaching of information literacy are summarized: Perry's (1999) scheme of intellectual and moral development, Renninger's (2009) phases of interest development, and Grow's (1991) stages of self-directed learning. Each theory is…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Interests, Student Development, Intellectual Development
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Holliday, Wendy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education generated a large amount of discourse during its development and adoption. All of this discourse is rich in metaphoric language that can be used as a tool for critical reflection on teaching and learning, information literacy, and the nature and role of theory in the practice of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Figurative Language, Theory Practice Relationship, Higher Education
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McNiff, Lindsay; Hays, Lauren – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
In this paper, we share background and key considerations of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and propose introducing library and information science (LIS) students to SoTL as a way to acquaint them with the higher education teaching profession. Throughout the article, we employ reflection as the primary consideration and support…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Information Science Education
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Klucevsek, Kristin – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
To achieve higher science literacy, both students and the public require discipline-specific information literacy in the sciences. Scientific information literacy is a core component of the scientific process. In addition to teaching how to find and evaluate resources, scientific information literacy should include teaching the process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills, Scholarship
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Wissinger, Christina L. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Libraries and librarians have dealt with patron privacy issues since their inception, often serving as educators and advocates. In today's social media-filled landscape, patron privacy has moved from the safeguarding of traditional library records to the creation, use, and ownership of information maintained in an online world. As the core…
Descriptors: Library Services, Privacy, Theory Practice Relationship, Social Media
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Wittebols, James H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
How well students conduct research online is an increasing concern for educators at all levels, especially higher education. This paper describes the evolution of a course that examines confirmation bias, information searching, and the political economy of information as keys to becoming more information and media literate. After a key assignment…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Information Literacy, Internet, Information Seeking
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Meehlhause, Kellie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
For almost 40 years, the Minute Paper has been a quick and easy means of learning assessment, both in the college classroom and in library instruction. More recently, the use of social media, particularly selfies, has gained popularity by connecting with students through the technology with which they are most familiar. This article makes the case…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Evaluation, College Students, Library Instruction
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Goldman, Crystal; Turnbow, Dominique; Roth, Amanda; Friedman, Lia; Heskett, Karen – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
This article focuses on the development of an engaging library orientation module for UC San Diego First Year Experience (FYE) courses. The library module included a brief in-class presentation about research concepts and library services, an online interactive library scavenger hunt given as an in-class activity, and a homework assignment where…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Libraries, Orientation, Introductory Courses
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Julien, Heidi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Information literacy, as a concept, has suffered from terminological confusion and has been burdened with untenable expectations. In addition, insufficient attention has been given to the place of information with the context of information behavior or information practices generally. Significant challenges remain to developing information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Misconceptions, Educational Benefits, Computer Literacy
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Turnbow, Dominique; Zeidman-Karpinski, Annie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Instruction librarians want clear data showing the effectiveness of our workshops as a way of demonstrating our value in education. This article uses instructional design approaches to show how to make specific changes when writing and measuring our learning outcomes to capture what we are doing in our sessions. Unlike instructors with classes…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Workshops, Librarians, Models
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Franzen, Susan; Bannon, Colleen M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
The ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" offers the opportunity to rethink information literacy teaching and curriculum. However, the ACRL's rescinded "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" correlate with the preferred research and decision-making model of the health…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences
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Nichols Hess, Amanda Kathryn; Greer, Katie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
In this article, the authors share how a team of librarians used the ADDIE instructional design model to incorporate best practices in teaching and learning into an online, four-credit information literacy course. In this redesign process, the Association of American Colleges and Universities' high-impact practices and e-learning best practices…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning
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Houtman, Eveline – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The new ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" brings a new emphasis into our instruction on student metacognition and dispositions. In this article I introduce self-regulated learning, a related concept from the field of education; it encompasses metacognition, emotions, motivations and behaviors. I discuss how…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Independent Study, Metacognition
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Hosier, Allison – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Students who write essays on research topics in which no outside sources are cited and where accuracy is treated as negotiable should generally not expect to receive good grades, especially in an information literacy course. However, asking students to do just this was the first step in the "un-research project," a twist on the familiar…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Research Projects, Student Research
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