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INFORMATION LITERACY. J. J. F. DRAKE MEMORIAL LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY NORMAL, ALABAMA DR. CLARENCE TOOMER, DEAN PRUDENCE W. BRYANT, REFERENCE LIBRARIAN. OUTLINE. Title Page Abstract Summary Goals/Objectives Procedures Stakeholders Collaboration

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INFORMATION LITERACY

J

J. F. DRAKE MEMORIAL LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY

NORMAL, ALABAMA

DR. CLARENCE TOOMER, DEAN

PRUDENCE W. BRYANT, REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

outline
OUTLINE
  • Title Page
  • Abstract Summary
  • Goals/Objectives
  • Procedures
  • Stakeholders
  • Collaboration
  • Implementation Session 1
  • Implementation Session 2
  • Pictures of Sessions
  • North Carolina A&T State University visits Alabama A&M University
  • Pictures of Visit
  • Significant Challenges
  • Breakthroughs/Innovations
  • Application of Learning
  • Application of Learning continued
  • Goals not Achieved
  • Project Review
  • Pictures
  • Bibliography
  • Bibliography continues
  • Pathfinder
  • Information ;literacy and the Strategic Plan
  • Project Summary
abstract summary
ABSTRACT SUMMARY
  • The Information Literacy Pilot Project at Alabama A&M was planned and implemented to fulfill the following:
  • the commitment to the HBCU Library Alliance Institute II and the Mellon Foundation, to assist students in recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate evaluate and use effectively the needed information
goals objectives
GOALS/OBJECTIVES
  • TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION LITERATE ENVIRONMENT AT ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
  • TO INTEGRATE INFORMATION LITERACY INTO THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM AT ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
  • TO INCREASE THE INFORMATION LITERACY HOLDINGS(REFERENCE AND CIRCULATING BOOKS,AUDIO VISUAL, E-BOOKS AND OTHER HOLDINGS IN THE LRC
  • TO COLLABORATE WITH THE LIBRARY AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
  • TO TARGET HONORS ENGLISH,ENGLISH 102,ADMINISTRATION,FACULTY AND STAFF AS STAKEHOLDERS
procedures
PROCEDURES
  • Review guidelines
  • Conduct literature review
  • Develop goals and objectives
  • Contact Stakeholders (Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students)
  • Introduce Information Literacy to Stakeholders
  • Implement Sessions
  • Conduct Evaluations
stakeholders
STAKEHOLDERS
  • Administration
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students ( University College and

English 102)

implementation
IMPLEMENTATION
  • .Session 1
  • Introduce Information Literacy to Honors English Class and Mrs. Cheryl Carpenter (Instructor)
  • Implement Information Literacy Exercises and hands on with Technology
  • Questions and Answers
implementation1
IMPLEMENTATION
  • Session 2
  • Conducted Literary Criticism Exercises using Traditional Reference Books on Selected authors (Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker Alexander etc).
  • Demonstration of Technology, (Smart Board and Electronic Data Bases)
  • Questions and Answers
collaboration
COLLABORATION
  • NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Ferdinand D. Bluford Library
  • Mrs. Waltrene Canada, Dean
  • Miss Iyanna Sims, Electronic Services Librarian
  • ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
  • J.F. Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center/State
  • Black Archives Research Center and Museum
  • Dr. Clarence Toomer, Dean
  • Mrs. Prudence W. Bryant, Reference Librarian
  • Mrs. Connie Mack, Electronic Services

Librarian

  • Mrs. Diane McArthur, Systems Librarian
north carolina state university visits alabama a m university
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY VISITS ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
  • The Meeting consisted of an interchange of ideas and an update on information literacy procedures, goals, objectives, technology usage at each of the libraries. Follow up and continuation of the collaborative activities was also discussed.
  • Luncheon, Tour of Alabama A&M Learning Resources Center and State Black Archives Research Center and Museum
significant challenges
SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES
  • The number of students participating in

the sample Pilot Project created a challenge and additional equipment (more

smart boards) would have provided more student access to technology.

breakthroughs innovations
BREAKTHROUGHS/INNOVATIONS
  • Students were introduced to information literacy and technology and engaged in in-

teractive learning at a more advanced level. Students were challenged to enhance critical thinking skills through

brainstorming.

application of learning
APPLICATION OF LEARNING

The ACRL Standards for Information Literacy will be applied for learning.

The Information literate student:

  • Standard 1- Determines the nature and extent of the information needed
  • Standard 2- Accesses needed information, effectively and efficiently
application of learning1
APPLICATION OF LEARNING
  • Standard 3- Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system
  • Standard 4- Uses information to accomplish a purpose
  • Standard 5- Accesses and uses information ethically and legally
goals not achieved
GOALS NOT ACHIEVED
  • Continuous work should be implemented on the LRC holdings (Books, E-Books, Audio Visual etc.).
project review
PROJECT REVIEW
  • The Information Literacy Pilot Project was chosen to create an Information Literate environment for students enrolled in English 102 and Honors English at Alabama A&M. students will participate in activities to strengthen and develop literacy skills, to develop techniques for reading comprehension, evaluation and critical thinking skills
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PILOT ACTIVITY

The following activity was presented to our “pilot class” during the first session to reinforce critical thinking skills.

This worksheet was developed by a group of librarians at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee library to promote the teaching of Information Literacy.

http://www.uwm.edu/Library/ris/instruction/ip/

information literacy and the strategic plan
INFORMATION LITERACY AND THESTRATEGIC PLAN
  • The LRC will continue to refine the information and library instruction programs to ensure students are prepared, to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate ,evaluate and use information ethically. Varied and innovative teaching programs will prepare students to use information in their academic endeavors and in their roles
strategic plan continued
STRATEGIC PLAN CONTINUED

as citizens, consumers, and professionals

and as well as in their recreational activities.

Goal 2, A&M strives to achieve academic

excellence, Strategy 3, Make Information

Literacy an integral part of the A&M experi-

ence by developing a piloted Orientation 101

with University College, develop and maintain online assessments, tutorials and course evaluations.

project summary
PROJECT SUMMARY
  • The Pilot Information Literacy Project provided an introduction to Information

Literacy for a small sample of students. More students will be involved in the In-

formation Literacy Project in the Fall of 2006 when all of the English 102 classes

will be participants.