Title

Teaching Information Literacy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

November 2012

Abstract

In this age of information abundance, do you wonder if your students have the skills to recognize the kind of information they need to complete assignments, and then to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively? In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how to integrate information literacy skills into assignments and teaching in support of DePaul’s new university learning goals and strategic plan. The team of presenters will highlight national information literacy standards, provide an overview the DePaul University Library’s information literacy instruction program, and illustrate ways in which faculty and the library have collaborated to target the information literacy skills central to student success. Examples of how to create discipline specific assignments in support of this critical skillset will be presented.