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Instructor's Guide for Information Literacy Instruction: Home

Welcome!

This guide is intended to provide assistance to those wishing to accomplish information literacy objectives in their classes. Please do not share this page with students, as it has quizzes!

The Association for College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as "the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information."1 This guide is divided into each of those three areas, with videos and assessments provided to teach corresponding skills.

Our Recommendations

What we recommend:  –  flipped classroom style

Out-of-class: 45 minutes of homework (31 minutes of videos, 14 minutes of assessments)

  • Keywords and Synonyms video (4 minutes)
  • Searching with Subjects video (5 minutes)
  • Boolean & Truncation video (3 minutes)
  • Finding Full Text and Interlibrary Loan video (8 minutes)
  • Information and Critical Thinking video (8 minutes)
  • Plagiarism video (4 minutes)
  • Basics of Citation video (4 minutes)
  • Students complete a short assessment for each video

At ASU in a computer classroom or Library ILC during Priority Weeks with a Librarian: 50 minute session

  • Select 1-3 of the above outcomes to assess, which could include practicing: 
    • Database searching techniques with a worksheet
    • Locating articles for a research paper
    • Evaluating various types of information 
    • Developing a logical position that acknowledges contradictions

Note: if you would like a course-related worksheet, please let us know a week in advance and we’ll create one, staff time permitting.

If you want to focus only on CT1, we suggest teaching:

  • Keywords and Synonyms video (4 minutes)
  • Searching with Subjects video (5 minutes)
  • Boolean & Truncation video (3 minutes)
  • Finding Full Text and Interlibrary Loan video (8 minutes)

 

If you want to focus only on CT2, we suggest teaching:

  • Information and Critical Thinking video (8 minutes)
  • Plagiarism video (4 minutes)
  • Basics of Citation video (4 minutes)
  • Popular vs. Scholarly video (6 minutes)

Schedule a Session

If you'd like to have a librarian teach information literacy session(s), please contact Mark Allan or Kimberly Wirth.

Mark Allan, Assistant Director for Research and Instructional Services, at mark.allan@angelo.edu or (325) 486-6535

Kimberly Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian, at kimbelry.wirth@angelo.edu or (325) 486-6527

Enroll Your Class

If you would like to enroll your class in our Blackboard course, please click here. Select the class you’d like to be enrolled and click “enroll selected classes.” Your course will be enrolled within the next business day. When you’d like to check your students’ grades, please log on to the Blackboard program.

What Do You Think?

All of these course materials are in "beta" testing -- please let us know what you think.  While these course materials were developed to complement the new freshman seminar, instructors of all subjects are welcome to use them.