New Avenues for Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum
Abigail Hawkins Gonzales, Paula McMillen, Jennifer Fabbi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
A generally understood mission of library instruction programs is to promote information literacy (IL) and critical thinking across the curriculum. The majority of programmatic IL collaborations with higher education core curricula are found in introductory composition or communication courses. Other more unconventional avenues offer potentially more effective ways to teach students the basic IL concepts and skills. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), conversations with College of Education faculty helped librarians identify a strategic and unique point of entry for IL instruction. Using the ADDIE model as a conceptual framework, librarians and an instructional designer met with the course coordinators for the Valuing Cultural Diversity course to collaboratively develop tools and assignments that deconstruct and scaffold the research process for students. The systematic approach for identifying this course, developing the partnership, creating the assessment tools, and refining instruction and assignments based on our findings will be discussed.
Gonzales, A.H., McMillen, P. & Fabbi, J. (2009). New Avenues for Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1639-1644). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).