The information literacy curriculum of University 101 consists of the following components:
The University 101 Information Literacy Goals and Skills lists the specific information literacy skills and concepts taught and assessed in University 101.
The Library offers optional librarian-assisted work periods for sections of University 101 that have research projects demanding significant use of library resources. Work periods are held in library classrooms and may be scheduled through the request form below. Sessions are not introductions to the library or research, but focused on finding sources for the assignment. While this may include some basic instruction in a database or effective searching, the bulk of the period is spent in hands-on searching for sources with the librarian and instructor present to help guide students. The Library Tour module gives a basic introduction to library resources and services, including electronic resources, while the University 101 Research Guide pulls together instructional materials and recommended resources for University 101 projects. Criteria for scheduling a session are:
It is important that skills and concepts outlined in the University 101 Information Literacy Goals and Skills are taught and assessed in the classroom, the Library Tour module, optional library sessions, and course assignments. Your textbook, Your College Experience, is an excellent resource to use in introducing many of these concepts. Here are some additional ideas on how to address individual standards.
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Here are some suggestions as to how readings from Chapter 10 of Your College Experience (12th ed.) might be assigned in relation to the opening library orientation sequence:
Many, if not most, of your students are also enrolled in English 101 and will receive parallel instruction on many aspects of information literacy.