Information Literacy: Creating the Right Plan for the Wrong University Audience
George Semich, Ed.D., John Graham, Ed.D., Robert Morris University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper discusses the planning process of the information literacy task force at a small, private university. This task force completed a report that defined information literacy and recommended curricular changes that would meet this new standard for information literacy. However, despite the fact that administrators, faculty, and outside citizens served on the task force and the task force followed The Middle States Commission on Higher Education's Guidebook for Information Literacy in the Curriculum (2003), the report met with resistance from the faculty. We learned that the resistance to this new information standard is not unique to our university and that the plan for implementation may be best handled by those who will teach it.
Semich, Ed.D., G. & Graham, Ed.D., J. (2007). Information Literacy: Creating the Right Plan for the Wrong University Audience. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1337-1342). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).