Library and Information Science

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. 

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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.

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

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

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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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Standardized 1-hour IL test based on ACRL's IL Standards for Higher Education. Internet-based and includes 60 multiple-choice questions. The test demonstrated both reliability andvalidity.

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This book by Amy J. Catalano houses the leading library research instruments in use for the past 15 years, providing one-page evaluations to help expedite your research validation.

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The Four Moves blog is maintained by Mike Caulfield, who has been helping teachers integrate digital citizenship skills into the classroom for over 10 years.

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