Library and Information Science

Assignment

Background information, assignment, and reflection on analyzing popular information.

Assignment

Background information, assignment, and reflection on analyzing information received from the news.

Assignment

The assignment has students search the same topic in Google and the Web of Science or BIOSIS database. They are asked to pick one result from each search, identify its components (title, author, year) and identify the container of the information (journal, book, news, etc.). They are then asked to compare and reflect on the different results. 

Assignment

When writing a research paper, it can be easy to overlook the human side of scholarship – how being cited in a study (or not) can have real, material consequences, and how social structures can systematically exclude certain people from scholarship. This activity and lesson explores these ideas and gives students strategies for making their literature reviews more inclusive.

All told, this lesson takes about 50 minutes to an hour -- 20-30 minutes for the readings and pre-workshop activity, and 30 minutes of discussion. 

Teaching Resource

John Siegel created this repository of information literacy course syllabi, organized by quarter courses, 1 credit hour courses, 2 credit hour courses, and 3 credit hour courses.

Assignment

This article describes an active-learning exercise intended to help teach copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licenses. In the exercise students use a worksheet to draw original pictures, create derivative pictures on tracing paper, select Creative Commons licenses, and explore commercial usage, fair use, and copyright infringement. Librarian-instructors may find the completed worksheets to be useful aids to supplement copyright lectures; student perspectives will be integral because they are generating the examples used in discussion.

Teaching Resource

TRAILS, developed by Kent State Univ.,  measures IL skills related to standards for 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grades.

Teaching Resource

A set of search tasks on 3 levels of difficulty and a validated rubric for psychology students.

Teaching Resource

Short answer and multiple choice questions based on the ACRL IL Standards for chemistry students.

Teaching Resource

The B-TILED is a test of information literacy for Education students in postsecondary institutions. Includes 22 multiple-choice items and 13 demographic and self-perception questions.

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