Faculty and Librarian Collaboration: Implementing the Information Management Competency Holly Heller-Ross and Trudi Jacobson.
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Faculty and Librarian Collaboration: Implementing the Information Management Competency Holly Heller-Ross and Trudi Jacobson
General Education Information Management Competency requires that the curriculum be infused with instruction to prepare students to "perform the basic operations of personal computer use; understand and use basic research techniques; and locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources."basic operations of personal computer uselocate, evaluate, and synthesize information
Not Just Skills Alone Skills training is short term Skills and concepts together lead to long- term and flexible understanding Some ExamplesExamples
Why Is This Important? To prepare our students for research and careers in the information age Required by SUNY General Education, and many campus strategic goals An expectation of CHE/ Middle States Association and other professional associations
McClure, Charles R. (1994) “Network Literacy: A role for libraries?” Information Technology and Libraries 13(2) 115-125
Why Collaborate? Merge strengths Increase relevance for students Allow for increased opportunities to teach Information Management
Approaches We Know Of University at Albany Plattsburgh State University Ulster County Community College SUNY College at Brockport
Approaches You Know of, and Questions for Discussion Are there certain types of courses or courses in particular disciplines in which IL might best be integrated? What advantages are there to a distinct IL course? To integrating IL into other courses?
Best Practice : Recommendations Encourage collaboration among disciplinary faculty, librarians and among institutional units Prepare students for their academic pursuits, careers and effective lifelong learning Use teaching methods that encourage critical thinking and reflection and support student- centered learning Include a program for professional, faculty and staff development Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy That Illustrate Best Practices Final Draft
Continuing the Collaboration Contact us: Holly.firstname.lastname@example.org TJacobson@uamail.albany.edu Contact your library and departmental faculty. Thanks for Participating!