Webcast

New Models for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

Learn about best practices for credit-bearing information literacy courses based upon a literature review and several years of experimentation with various approaches to teaching a one-credit course at Boise State University.

Date:

Archive Available

Location:

ACRL.org

Sponsor:

ACRL

Description

November 16, 2010

11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern 
90 minutes 
Registration for this event is open! 
 
Description:
Learn about best practices for credit-bearing information literacy courses based upon a literature review and several years of experimentation with various approaches to teaching a one-credit course at Boise State University. After surveying the models described in the literature, the presenters will focus on a new instructional model that has been successful in its pilot phase at Boise State University. In this model, librarians and English faculty are working together to teach writing and research via a set of paired English composition and information literacy courses that expand the student learning experience. Results of initial assessment for this model indicates an improvement in student research abilities as reflected in researched writing assignments. This interactive webcast will include multiple polls and will include opportunities for all participants to share their experiences and discuss the various models of course-based information literacy instruction going on around the country. 

Learning Outcomes:

Review various models and best practices for credit-bearing information literacy courses.
Learn about a collaborative, paired course model of information literacy instruction and leave with the knowledge and tools to pursue such a model at their own institution.
Share experiences and discuss various models of credit-bearing information literacy instruction going on around the country. 

Audience:
Instruction librarians at any type of academic institution. 

Presenters:
Kim Leeder, Librarian/Assistant Professor, Boise State University; Sara Seely, Librarian/Assistant Professor, Boise State University; Christopher Hollister, Associate Librarian, University of Buffalo

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