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"The contributors to this book got it exactly right: it takes awhole campus to produce an information-literate graduate."
George D. Kuh, chancellor’s professor, and director,Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University
The American Library Association’s Presidential Committeedefines information literacy as "the ability to know wheninformation is needed and to be able to know, locate, andeffectively use that information for lifelong learning and problemsolving." Increasingly, educators are expressing concern thatstudents are not developing the ability to critically analyze themessages they receive from television, the Internet, and othermedia sources. Students also lack the abilities needed toeffectively utilize the myriad information sources available tothem.
Research has shown that in order to develop information literacyskills, students must be given repeated opportunities throughouttheir college years to acquire and exercise these skills in theirdaily lives. Integrating Information Literacy into the HigherEducation Curriculum is filled with information and practicalexamples from a wide variety of institutions that show howinformation literacy programs and partnerships can transform thehigher education teaching and learning environments. Thecontributors to this important resource are experts in the fieldand include such leaders as Pam Baker, Amelie Brown, Lynn Cameron,Renée R. Curry, Susan Carol Curzon, Trudi E. Jacobson, BonnieGratch Lindauer, Ilene F. Rockman, and Patrick Sullivan. TheForeword is by Patricia Senn Breivik.
The contributors address various practices of informationliteracy that have proven successful at two- and four-yearinstitutions and cover topics such as
Educators and administrators will find Integrating InformationLiteracy into the Higher Education Curriculum to be a valuableresource for integrating information competence strategies into theacademic structure and helping all their students to become skilledat finding, evaluating, analyzing, integrating, managing, andconveying information effectively.
|Introduction : the importance of information literacy||1|
|1||Developing faculty-librarian partnerships in information literacy||29|
|2||Successful strategies for integrating information literacy into the curriculum||47|
|3||Developing freshman-level tutorials to promote information literacy||71|
|4||Integrating information competence into an interdisciplinary major||93|
|5||Meeting information literacy needs in a research setting||133|
|6||Developing a tool to assess college students||165|
|7||Assessing information literacy||207|
|Conclusion : continuing the dialogue||237|