Library and Information Science

Teaching Resource

Presentations from recent LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Conferences.

Teaching Resource

Articles and presentations from the 2014 Library Instruction West Conference in Portland.

Teaching Resource

Zotero list of resources recommended by the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee. Topics include assessment and instructional design.

Teaching Resource

Resources related to the ACRL Information Literacy Framework, including readings and webcasts.

Teaching Resource

This collection of science information literacy resources is sponsored by the Science & Technology Section's Information Literacy committee.

Assignment

Using ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher or similar database, groups of students work together to find and read four informative magazine articles representing a variety of opinions on a topic. For each magazine article they write an MLA citation. In an oral presentation of less than three minutes per group, they summarize the controversy without giving their own opinions and explain why they chose the four articles. Students are told to be prepared to answer questions about their topic and why they selected each of the four articles.

Teaching Resource

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource for educators that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy skills to students in K-16.

Assignment

Students write to communicate and their writing, when citing sources, must communicate what they understand of others’ writings. By asking students to write with the purpose of summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting a selected article to their classmate, they will experience what you experience when you read their writing. They will understand the purpose and mechanics of using sources in their writing. Activity is highly adaptable and suitable for independent readers high school and above. Activity can be modified for lower level learners.

Teaching Resource

The Information Literacy in the Disciplines site is published by the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Teaching Resource

This title is a collection designed by instruction librarians to promote critical thinking and engaged learning. It provides teaching librarians detailed, ready-to-use, and easily adaptable lessons.

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