Integrating Information Literacy into the Higher Education Curriculum: Practical Models for Transformation / Edition 1

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Overview

"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

  • Developing faculty-librarian partnerships
  • Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Designing freshman-level tutorials to promote informationliteracy
  • Meeting information literacy needs in a research setting
  • Infusing information literacy into an interdisciplinarymajor
  • Creating an assessment instrument for measuring informationliteracy
  • Assessing information literacy

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This volume provides useful examples of how a good and energetic library can attempt to broaden and systematize its efforts…" (Authors Journal Compilation, Winter 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787965273
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ilene F. Rockman is the manager of the Information Competence Initiative for the Office of the Chancellor of the twenty-three campuses of the California State University System.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The authors
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
Index 251
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