Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Instruction a la Carte Menu

I like the way McConnell Library at Ratford University lists the kinds of sessions the librarians provide in an Instruction A La Carte Menu, along with time needed to cover each session.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching

This Handbook for Information Literacy was written by a group of subject librarians at Cardiff University. It is meant to assist librarians who are developing information literacy teaching. It is provided under a Creative Commons license that permits you to use and re-purpose their content.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle

Described as a guide for increasing student learning and improving librarian instruction skills. Interesting article about how to use assessment to improve teaching for information literacy, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Documentation.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Project Information Literacy

This research, out of the University of Washington's iSchool, has produced a video series, created for use in classes, training sessions, and meetings to spark further discussion about information literacy. The series also includes video shorts about what students say about Wikipedia (2:11) and what they say about procrastination (2:11). No permission for use is needed. One suggestion is to have these running as classes gather.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

IL for Faculty

Here's a document created by Bill Hord, Houston Community College. It's called How to Let IL Work for You and Your Students. I think it does a good job at pointing out how faculty can incorporate IL into their coursework while strengthening teaching and learning.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Information Literacy: Study of Incoming First-Year Undergraduates in Quebec

This 2003 study is widely referenced. The summary (pg. 5-7) gives you a very good idea of the results. The common wisdom is that the results would be similiar in most universities throughout Canada and the US at least.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Call Number Sort Tutorial

From the library of the University of Canterbury in NZ, this is a quick little activity to test people's ability to sort (and hopefully to find) books in LC classification numbers.