The Earlham Libraries Information Literacy Program learning goals are from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Information Literacy VALUE Rubric. These learning goals map to Earlham College Learning Goals, which are indicated in italics.
The Earlham Libraries Information Literacy Program is based on a course-integrated model. Recent statistics indicate the scope of the program:
The Earlham Libraries also organize and teach in two student-facing instruction initiatives related to information literacy:
In addition, the Earlham Libraries seek to enhance curricular change related to information literacy through faculty experimentation via course mini-grants, course "design spas" held at least twice yearly, and an annual, themed Teaching with Technology peer community of practice organized by librarians. The 2016-17 theme was "digital writing." The 2017-18 theme was "collaborative active learning environments." The 2018-19 theme was "affordable textbooks."
A course-integrated, information literacy assignment is part of the new Earlham Seminar 1 general education requirement, effective 2014-15.
Increasingly, information literacy instruction at Earlham takes the form of course-integrated sessions about how to create digital research outputs: large-format posters, infographics, podcasts, short videos, digital storytelling, and more. These sessions fall within the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education promulgated by the ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries. The ACRL Framework is capacious by design, not a checklist of specific outcomes but a sequence of overlapping "knowledge practices" and "dispositions." Generally speaking, Earlham's course-integrated information literacy sessions that focus on how to create digital research outputs fall within the ACRL "Frames" - "Information Creation as a Process" and "Scholarship as Conversation."
More about the Assessment of Earlham Libraries' program can be found on our Assessment page: https://library.earlham.edu/assessment
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