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Incorporating Information Literacy into Your Classes
From the ACRL Introduction to Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators, consider the following ways of incorporating information literacy into your classes:
- Positioning information literacy as a central student learning outcome
- Working with librarians to help teach students information literacy skills in various ways including collaborating on assignments, incorporating research requirements, creating websites or tutorials, providing research “labs” with librarians available for help, etc.
- Incorporating information literacy components into research assignments and related course requirements, especially in orientation, English, and communication courses
- Helping to create an information literacy course for credit and encourage the campus community to promote it to students
CORA stands for Community of Online Research Assignments. It is an open access resource for faculty and librarians. It is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned so that others may benefit. The database contains multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that do not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices. There is also a Teaching Toolkit featuring a wide range of resource types including pedagogy/theory, assessment, librarian blogs, classroom activities, technology tips, subject guides, citation tools, and information literacy tutorials.
Creating Info Lit Assignments by Passaic County Community College
This LibGuide contains tips for creating effective information literacy assignments, examples of assignments that address information literacy, and helpful links for more information.