Library and Information Science

Assignment

There is a large body of research on corporate ownership and control of traditional media, such as print, television, and radio. Comparatively, research about corporate control of what we see online is underdeveloped, yet search engines are often the first place students uncritically look for research as opposed to the library website, catalogs, and discovery services. Dr. Safiya Noble shows that Google image searches for black women often perpetuate and reinforce dominant narratives involving racism and misogyny.

Assignment

This lesson introduces undergraduates to personal digital archiving (PDA) as an instructional bridge to research data management.

PDA is the study of how people organize, maintain, use and share personal digital information in their daily lives. PDA skills closely parallel research data management skills, with the added benefit of being directly relevant to undergraduate students, most of whom manage complex personal digital content on a daily basis.

Teaching Resource

"Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication" presents concepts, experiments, collaborations, and strategies at the crossroads of the fields of scholarly communication and information literacy.

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The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) is a new multiple-choice test based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

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Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information explores how librarians and faculty work together to teach students about the nature of expertise, authority, and credibility.

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The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has a topical add-on module entitled "Experiences with Information Literacy." The module was developed in collaboration with college and university librarians.

Teaching Resource

The iSkills™ assessment from Educational Testing Service (ETS) is an outcomes-based assessment that measures the ability to think critically in a digital environment through a range of real-world performance tasks.

Teaching Resource

Performance-based tasks and writing prompts that measure critical thinking and written communication skills. Addresses some information literacy skills. Administered online.

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