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Using Weapons of Mass Collaboration to Implode Information Literacy into the Curriculum. Jacqui Weetman DaCosta & Eleonora Dubicki. Our Plan of Attack. Evolution of the Information Literacy Progression Standards The Standards themselves What’s next. What do you think Lampitt could be?.

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using weapons of mass collaboration to implode information literacy into the curriculum

Using Weapons of Mass Collaboration to Implode Information Literacy into the Curriculum

Jacqui WeetmanDaCosta& EleonoraDubicki

our plan of attack
Our Plan of Attack
  • Evolution of the Information Literacy Progression Standards
  • The Standards themselves
  • What’s next
what do you think lampitt could be
What do you think Lampitt could be?
  • Text-speak for switching on the lights?
  • The family from “The Beverly Hillbillies”?
  • A 2007 state law concerning the transfer of credits between two and four year colleges
education in the u s
Education in the U.S.

Grades K - 12

4 Year Colleges/Universities

2 Year Community Colleges

general education requirements
General Education Requirements
  • Comprehensive State-Wide Transfer Agreement (NJ Presidents’ Council, September 2008)
  • General Education Foundation Course Categories
      • 4 – Technological Competency or Information Literacy

“Any course that emphasizes common computer

technology skills that helps students to access, process,

and present information. “

http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/PDFs/XferAgreementOct08.pdf

mass collaboration
Mass Collaboration
  • Sept 2008 - Charge from VALE Executive Committee to Shared Information Literacy Committee to create Progression Standards
  • Oct 2008 – Discussions with NJLA/ACRL (CUS) User Education Committee and the Central Jersey Academic Reference Librarians (CJARL)
task force
Task Force
  • Task Force formed – December 2008
  • 8 librarians (4 from two year colleges; 4 from four year colleges)
charge of the task force
Charge of the Task Force
  • Aim was to produce:
    • Standards for students transferring from two to four year colleges
    • A document that faculty could embrace
    • A framework for institutions to customise
    • A blueprint for faculty/librarian collaboration
building the standards
Building the Standards
  • Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  • SUNY-OswegoInformation Literacy Learning Outcomes for Undergraduates
  • Ideas and Best Practices fromOther Institutions
more collaboration
More Collaboration
  • With our three professional groups
  • Within our own institutions:
    • Librarians
    • Faculty “critical friends”
  • New Jersey Library Assoc. Conference 2009 – session with approximately 30 attendees
  • School librarians
slide11

Progression Standards BrochureElectronic version (.pdf) available on our wiki.http://njla.pbworks.com/Progression-Standards-for-Information-Literacy

incorporating progression
Incorporating Progression
  • Two Levels
    • Introductory/Novice
    • Intended to be acquired upon completion of 30-32 credits
    • Gateway/Developing
    • Intended to be acquired upon completion of 60-64 credits
  • General Skills  Discipline Specific Skills
framework
Framework

THE TWO LEVELS

THE FIVE STANDARS

room to grow
Room to Grow
  • K-12 students
  • First-year remedial / developmental students
  • Upper-level undergraduate
  • Graduate students
standards in practice
Standards in Practice
  • Flexibility: Allows effective integration of information literacy education into existing courses
  • Adaptability: Can be made relevant to virtually any discipline or subject area
  • Assessment: Alignment with Progression Standards provides a framework for assessment
standards in practice1
Standards in Practice
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    • Ideal for first year students
    • Develops essential research skills
    • Provides structure and creativity
    • Incorporate additional literacies
standards in practice2
Standards in Practice
  • Citation Examination
    • Emphasises both Introductory & Gateway skills
    • Deconstruct citation to locate resources
    • Recognise value of bibliographies
    • Incorporates technology
standards in practice3
Standards in Practice
  • Annotated Bibliography
    • Standalone element of traditional research papers
    • Focused on subject specific resources
    • Evaluation of selected sources
    • Demonstrate consistent use of a citation style
standards in practice4
Standards in Practice
  • More sample assignments are available on our wiki, including:
    • Research Process Paper
    • Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources within the Disciplines
    • Examining Bias
what s next
What’s next?

Action Plan covering:

  • Endorsements
    • Library and academic professional bodies
  • Raising awareness with librarians and faculty
    • Publications and conferences
  • Best practices
    • Wiki and events