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1 Alcorn State University Information L I N K J. D. Boyd Library

2 Project Description Develop and Implement an Online Information Literacy Instruction Program

3 Desired Outcomes Develop a viable Information Literacy Plan to address the needs of users on and off campus. Meet SACS Comprehensive Standards 3.8.2: The institution ensures that users have access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library and other learning information resources. Educate the institution’s community by marketing the information literacy plan across the curriculum

4 Project Development Organize Plan Execute

5 Organize Planning to Plan (SWOT) Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats

6 Strengths Have a BI Program in place Resources available (Hardware/Software) ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Weaknesses Time Allowance Overwhelming Task (Burnout)

7 Opportunities Produce an Online Communications Module that will enhance the Library’s ability to share information Raise the profile of the library on campus Threats/Barriers Campus Wide Acceptance

8 Plan Who will do the planning? Librarians Other Faculty Administrators

9 Execute Develop a Schedule Meeting time/place Delegate duties and responsibilities Review the literature best practices Review ACRL Standards on Information Literacy Competencies in Higher Education. Analyze the results

10 Create a Draft Plan Format Introduction Define Information Literacy Design Plan Layout Virtual Tour Links Quiz Glossary

11 Welcome to The Alcorn State University LINK (Literacy Information Network Konnection)

12 LINK teaches skills for using the Library in both its physical and virtual forms. It can be used independently or in conjunction with a class. Each LINK tutorial includes objectives and a quiz to check your success in meeting those objectives. Introduction

13 After completing the Alcorn LINK, the user should be able to master the following ACRL Information Literacy Competency/Standards for Higher Education: Standard 1: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

14 Standard 2:The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

15 Standard 3: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

16 Standard 4: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

17 Standard 5: The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

18 Information Literacy Definition Information Literacy is the ability to access, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, and use information in the pursuit of knowledge to benefit the person, society, and the global community. It encompasses critical thinking that engages the individual in scholarly discourse to further the intellectual development of the individual (ACRL)

19 Virtual Tour Circulation Reference Serials Government Documents Instructional Media Center Archives Quiz

20 Link 1: Organizing Your Research Objectives Choosing a Topic Mapping Your Concepts Making Your Plan Quiz Link 2: Finding Information Link 3: Electronic Searching Techniques Link 4: Evaluating Information Link 5: Using Information Ethically Glossary


22 Establish Timelines Test Information Literacy Module Acquire Approval Market the plan to the institution’s community


24 ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY Core Curriculum Task Force General Education Core Curriculum Competencies 6. Information Literacy Students should be able to collect, examine, and manage information effectively and efficiently, judge the range of information needed, evaluate and analyze information and its souces critically, and synthesize and integrate selected information appropriately.

25 7.Research Skills Students should be able to perform searches, annotate and document sources, and conduct research projects using both primary and secondary resources, including books, journals, databases, Websites, and other research tools pertinent to the topic of investigation. Students will thus have acquired the ability to use information systems effectively and proficiently, enabling them to pinpoint, evaluate, and master the content of any knowledge base needed.

26 Develop an assessment tool Survey Student evaluation Opinion polls

27 Contributors Jessie Arnold, Director Blanche Sanders, Archivist Abuzafar Bashet, Computer Specialist Mary Harris, Reference Librarian Eric Speas, Automation Librarian May Yu, Media Librarian Richard Bradberry, Consultant Lillian Lewis, Program Officer, HBCU Alliance

28 Q & A

29 Thank You

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