Presentation on theme: "Square Pegs Into Round Holes: The Quest to Teach Credit-Based Information Literacy Courses HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute Presenter: Mr. Carl."— Presentation transcript:
Square Pegs Into Round Holes: The Quest to Teach Credit-Based Information Literacy Courses HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Institute Presenter: Mr. Carl Leak, Associate Director of Teaching & Learning
Project Outline 2 Part 1: Background Part 2: Preaching to the Choir, Working in Isolated Spaces. Part 3: Rude Awakening Part 4: Learning Our Place, Changing Behavior
What Do You Mean, Information Literacy? 3 Short Definition: The ability to know when information is needed, how to access information and use information ethically and legally.
Why Teach Information Literacy for Credit? 4 Lack of connection with students Lack of connection with the faculty Faculty unsatisfied with student products Faculty overwhelmed by course load (university budget) Pressure to show impact of library services on student learning Revising of General Education curriculum
General Education Revision ▪ Academic Standards voted to restructure the General Education Learning Outcomes ▪ Seven learning outcomes were created Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Scientific Literacy, Quantitative Literacy, Information Literacy 5
Library’s Role in General Education Revision (Implementation) ▪ Librarians received permission to share activities with faculty that addressed new General Education outcomes ▪ Fast forward 2011, 2012: Academic Affairs unhappy with developed courses ▪ Librarians embark on a new adventure 6
Preaching to the Choir, Working in Isolated Spaces 7 Do we need faculty status? How do you develop a course? What should be the course content? How do you submit a course? To whom do you submit a course? Who else does this?
Rude Awakening 8 Course not accepted, librarians want to know why Meeting with Associate Provost for Assessment, Research and Curriculum Dr. Carolynn Berry.
Rude Awakening 9 Course could not be included in any major or department. Librarians not qualified to teach (no PhD) Librarians should be partners, assisting faculty with rubrics/assignments
Learning Our Place, Changing Behavior 10 Library Statistics – (example of telling a more complete story) Library Statistics Librarian Involvement on Campus Librarian/Faculty Partnership Meeting with Associate Provost for Assessment, Research and Curriculum Dr. Carolynn Berry (2 nd meeting) Gaining Ground