Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum
- National Information Forum on Information
- A coalition of education, business, and governmental organizations cooperating
to promote national and international awareness of the need for information
Literacy by ACRL
- This is the site on information literacy provided by the Association of
College & Research Libraries. ACRL has included Standards
Toolkit to help implement Information Literacy Competency Standards for
Higher Education. Information on Using
the Standards and how to develop information literacy across campus is
for Information Literacy
- This ACRL web page gives easy access to resources on Information Literacy
and related information. For help in developing and implementing effective
information literacy programs, read the criteria
for assessing such programs in Institutional
Strategies: Best Practices.
Integrating Information Literacy
The following are selected institutions that have implemented information literacy.
Many colleges and universities have designed courses just for teaching
students on information literacy. Special efforts are made to select sites
whose programs or modules maybe useful to Sinclair.
- The Information literacy program at Ulster County Community College won
the 1999 ACRL Innovation in Instruction Award. Students can take a test to
meet the information competency of the College. This web site includes a Powerpoint
presentation, LIB 111 course web site, and handouts and assignments.
Courses for Credit -- SUNY and Beyond
- This is a list of SUNY schools that offer library courses. A good
place to see what other community colleges have done.
Information Literacy Into the Curriculum
- This is a slide show created by Celia Rabinowitz, director of public, media,
& instructional services of the SMCM Library (St. Mary's College of Maryland).
St. Mary's College is a liberal arts college with 1600 students. Rabinowitz
shares the skills needed to integrate information literacy (the Kuhlthau Model)
and offers suggestions about the process.
- Information Literacy
in Six Dimensions: A Profile of the Library for a New Millennium
- The library classroom is a component of the Electronic Information Center
at the Richland College Library. John Ferguson, a reference librarian,
describes how the Library has supported "Tool Literacy," "Resource
Literacy," and "Research Literacy" through their Information
Literacy Certificate Program.
Tools for Information Literacy: An Online Starter Kit
- This is a successful project implementing information literacy at Passaic
County Community College. Contents include project objectives, student
survey results, assessment, instructor guidelines, and more.
Welcome to the Instruction Commons
- This Instruction Commons is part of the e-Library at Iowa State University.
It includes all level of the curricula, and links faculty and librarians
in the presentation of the research skills and process.
- Directory of Online
Resources for Information Literacy: Programs, Projects, and Initiatives
concerning Information Literacy in Higher Education
- Provided by DORIL (Directory of Online Resources on Information Literacy),
this is a collection of links to information literacy programs in higher education
around the world.
The following are full-text articles that offer some insights toward implementing
and integrating information literacy into the curriculum. Click on the underlined
text to link to the full-text article.
The following articles are on Reserve in the LRC.
- Brown, Cecelia, and Lee R. Krumholz. "Integrating Information Literacy
into the Science Curriculum." College & Research Libraries 63.2
- Curzon, Susan Carol. "Developing a Program of Information Literacy:
How California State University Did It." College & Research Libraries
News 61:6 (2000): 483-486+.
- Dorner, Jennifer L., Susan E. Taylor, and Kay Hodson-Carlton. "Faculty-Librarian
Collaboration for Nursing Information Literacy: a Tiered Approach."
Reference Servces Review 29.2 (2001): 132-140.
- Evans, Roby. "Faculty and Reference Librarians: A Virtual Dynamic
Duo." T.H.E. Journal Jan. (2001): 46-51.
- Moore, Deborah, Steve Brewster, and Cynthia Dorroh. "Information
competency instruction in a two-year college: one size does not fit
all" Reference Services Review 30.4 (2002): 300-306.
- Harley, Bruce. "Freshmen, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking
and Values." Reference Servces Review 29.4 (2001): 301-305.
- Cunningham, Thomas H., and Scott Lanning. "New Frontier Trail Guides:
Faculty-Librarian Collaboration on Information Literacy." Reference
Services Review 30.4 (2002): 343-348.
- Jacobson, Trudi E., and Beth L. Mark. "Separating Wheat from Chaff:
Helping First-Year Students Become Information Savvy." The Journal
of General Education 49.4 (2000): 256-278. Education Abstracts.
June 26, 2002.
- Macklin, Alexius Smith. "Integrating Information Literacy Using Problem-based
Learning." Reference Servces Review 29.4 (2001): 306-313.
- Parang, Elizabeth, Melinda Raine, and Trisha Stevenson. "Redesigning
Freshman Seminar Library Instruction Based on Information Competencies."
Research Strategies 17.4 (2000): 269-280. Education Abstracts.
June 19, 2002.
- Scholz-Crane, Ann. "Evaluating the Future: A Preliminary Study of
the Process of How Undergraduate Students Evaluate Web Sources." Reference
Services Review 26.3/4 (1998): 53-59.
- Sonntag, Gabriela. "The Development of a Lower-Division, General
Education, Course-Integrated Information Literacy Program." College
& Research Libraries 57 (1996): 331-8.
- Parise, Pierina. "Information Power Goes Online: Teaching Information
Literacy to Distance Learners." Reference Services Review 26.3/4
(1998): 51-52, 60.
- Wright, Carol A. "Information Literacy within the General Education
Program: Implications for Distance Education." The Journal of General
Education 49.1 (2000): 23-33. Education Abstracts. June
- Alexander, Janet E. and Marsha Ann Tate.
Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999.
- Barclay, Donald A., ed. Teaching Electronic Information Literacy: a how-to-do-it manual.
New York: Neal-Schuman, 1995.
- Iannuzzi, Patricia.
Teaching Information Literacy Skills.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999.
- Implementing the Information Competency Graduation Requirement in California Community Colleges:
a Chronology of Selected Sources.
March, 2002. June 26, 2002 <http://www.topsy.org/ICChronology1.pdf>. (Printed copy on Reserve)
- Information Literacy in Community College: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community College, Topical Bibliography.
ERIC, Feb 21, 2002. June 26, 2002 <http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/ERIC/bibs/infolit.htm>. (Printed copy on Reserve)
- Jacobson, Trudi E.
Critical Thinking and the Web; Teaching Users to Evaluate Internet Resources.
Pittsburgh: Library Instruction Pub., 1998.
- Potter, Jonathan. The Library at the Center of the Web: Information Literacy across
the Curriculum in an Age of Connectivity and Chaos.
ERIC, 2001. (In ERIC: ED458886)
- Raspa, Dick, and Dane Ward, ed.
The Collaborative Imperative: Librarians and Faculty Working Together in the Information Universe.
Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000.
- Warner, Mary. Western Carolina University's Model of Integrating Information Literacy:
Partnering the First Year Composition Instructor, Students and a Personal Librarian.
ERIC, 1998. (In ERIC: ED424581)
- Young, Rosemary M. and Stephena Harmony.
Working with Faculty to Design Undergraduate Information Literacy Programs.
New York: Neal-Schuman Pub., 1999.
Winnie Tseng, Reference Librarian