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Earlham Libraries Information Literacy: Home

Course-integrated instruction for students and faculty.

Overview

The Earlham Libraries offer a course-integrated information literacy program. Recent statistics indicate the scope of the program:

  • 2015-16: 209 instruction sessions / 2881 attendees
  • 2014-15: 195 instruction sessions / 2522 attendees
  • 2013-14: 182 instruction sessions / 2629 attendees
  • 2012-13: 145 instruction sessions / 2116 attendees
  • 2011-12: 187 instruction sessions / 2249 attendees
  • 2010-11: 161 instruction sessions / 2493 attendees
  • 2009-10: 154 instruction sessions / 2385 attendees
  • 2008-09: 170 instruction sessions / 2250 attendees
  • 2007-08: 154 instruction sessions / 2119 attendees
  • 2006-07: 162 instruction sessions / 2468 attendees
  • 2005-06: 156 instruction sessions / 2337 attendees

The Earlham Libraries also organize and teach in three instruction initiatives related to information literacy:

In addition, the Earlham Libraries seek to enhance curricular change related to information literacy through faculty experimentation:

Student learning outcomes for information literacy vary by course. The Earlham Libraries await the publication of extensively revised Assocation of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, to be released in 2014-15. Course-integrated student learning outcomes at Earlham typically fall into categories identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Information Literacy VALUE Rubric:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Access and use information ethically and legally.

A course-integrated, information literacy assignment will be part of the new Earlham Seminar 1 general education requirement, effective 2014-15.

 

Neal Baker

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Neal Baker
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