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Stewart-Mailhiot, Amy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A major responsibility of instruction librarians is to help students develop a more extensive and flexible information literacy repertoire. The teaching and learning of information literacy most often takes place in one of two ways: within the context of single 50-minute library sessions, or at the reference desk. In both cases, it usually takes…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Assignments, Skill Development, Information Literacy
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Ariew, Susan – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
This paper outlines a brief history of the academic teaching library and, in consequence, it examines the changing role of librarians. As part of that history, the paper also discusses distinctions among various terms used to describe instructional activities in teaching libraries, such as "bibliographic instruction" and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Library Role
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
While most disciplines have responded to the generic openness of the ACRL Standards by creating discipline-specific guidelines and competencies, there is a need for us to consider other ways to approach information literacy in the disciplines. Critical information literacy reminds us to engage ourselves and our students with what Freire described…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, English Literature, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Alabi, Jaena; Weare, William H., Jr. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
Many academic librarians who provide library instruction have never received formal training in educational theory and methods. To bridge this gap and improve the teaching skills of instruction librarians, some academic libraries have established peer review of teaching programs. Despite the recognized benefits of peer review, it may not be…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Peer Evaluation, Academic Libraries, Educational Theories
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Lowe, M. Sara; Booth, Char; Tagge, Natalie; Stone, Sean – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
The Claremont Colleges Library Instruction Services Department developed a quiz that could be integrated into the consortial learning management software to accompany a local online, open-source information literacy tutorial. The quiz is integrated into individual course pages, allowing students to receive a grade for completion and improving…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Tests, Integrated Curriculum, Database Management Systems
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Gola, Christina H.; Ke, Irene; Creelman, Kerry M.; Vaillancourt, Shawn P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A team of four librarians at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries partnered with the UH Office of Institutional Effectiveness and its Director of Assessment and Accreditation Services for General Education to conduct a campus-wide, exploratory assessment of undergraduate information literacy skills. The project evaluated a selection of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Case Studies, Scoring Rubrics, Undergraduate Students
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Ianuzzi, Patricia Anne – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In 1999, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) convened a national task force to draft Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL has recently launched a revision to those standards. The original standards were influential because they helped advance a national need in higher education at the time: a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Associations, National Standards, Educational Change
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Buck, Stefanie; Steffy, Christina – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Libraries are continually changing to meet the needs of users; this includes implementing discovery tools, also referred to as web-scale discovery tools, to make searching library resources easier. Because these tools are so new, it is difficult to establish definitive best practices for teaching these tools; however, promising practices are…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices, Library Instruction, Librarian Attitudes
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Jacobs, Heidi L. M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The current "ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standard Review Task Force" presents information literacy practitioners with an engaging intellectual endeavor: how might these standards be revised, rethought, re-envisioned? Regardless of what the review yields, the process is an excellent opportunity for us to think broadly and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Change, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards
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Banks, Marcus – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Academic librarians should expand our understanding of what counts as an authoritative resource, and be unafraid to challenge long-established wisdom in this domain. Wikipedia is far from perfect, but neither is the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia is updated daily, while the Britannica is no longer printed. If we cling to the Britannica as a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Higher Education, Academic Libraries
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Wilder, Stanley J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
This article is a reflection on the author's 2005 Chronicle of Higher Education article "Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong Assumptions." In it, the author argues that while library instruction is properly grounded in disciplinary norms, information literacy serves a vital institutional obligation as a means of assessing student…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Measurement
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Cordell, Rosanne Marie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Digital literacy is a more recent concept than information literacy and can relate to multiple categories of library users in multiple types of libraries. Determining the relationship between information literacy and digital literacy is essential before revision of the ACRL "Standards" can proceed.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Administration, Standards, Media Literacy
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Hofer, Amy R.; Brunetti, Korey; Townsend, Lori – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Thirteen years after being adopted, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" are due for a retrofit. The current "Standards" do not account for the post-Google information landscape in which a blizzard of emerging technologies and unprecedented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts, Review (Reexamination), Information Literacy
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
ACRL and other academic librarians are currently re-examining the tough questions of learning, literacy, and education--and the librarians' role in addressing these issues. They can use AASL's learning standards as one springboard for thought, particularly in terms of articulating learning. The result is a developmentally appropriate set of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Harris, Benjamin R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The publication of educational standards inspires a variety of responses, from wholesale acceptance and deployment to criticism and blame. The author of this paper contends that the revision of the ACRL's "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" must be accompanied by a critical, conscious, and conscientious…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education
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