Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty-First Century

Book description

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) set forth Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty-First Century provides readers with a real-world, practical guide for creating an instruction program step-by-step, as well as a framework for reviewing, assessing, and updating existing programs. Each chapter focuses on one of the main aspects of the ACRL guidelines. Current research, anecdotal evidence and tools provide the reader with the support and instruments needed to either begin, or reinvigorate, an instruction program.

The book begins by placing information literacy in programme context. It then covers how to survey your current program, and how to develop and implementing a program plan. The next chapters concentrate on administrative and institutional support; curriculum integration and campus collaboration; present and future students; pedagogy for the information professional; program marketing and outreach; assessment and future trends. Finally, this book concludes by asking its readers to re-survey their information literacy instruction program landscape once again.
  • Provides a practical, scalable information literacy instruction program framework based upon the 2011 draft ACRL Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices
  • Reflects current scholarship and practice
  • Contains sample worksheets, templates, and assessment instruments

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of figures and tables
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. About the author
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: Where are you now? Really?
    1. Abstract:
    2. A reality check
    3. Unified language, unified mission, unified program
  11. Chapter 2: Why are we here and where do we want to go? Program mission, goals and objectives
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Developing a mission statement
    4. Goals and objectives
    5. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 3: Planning. Yes, more planning
    1. Abstract:
    2. Program assessment
    3. Prioritizing cassessment results
    4. Utilizing focus groups
    5. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 4: Packing for the journey: administrative and institutional support
    1. Abstract:
    2. Administrative support
    3. Support in word and deed
    4. Collaborative and campus-wide support
    5. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 5: Articulation and collaboration
    1. Abstract:
    2. An essential pairing
    3. Articulation
    4. Articulation defined
    5. Curriculum mapping
    6. Collaboration
    7. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 6: Today’s (and tomorrow’s) student
    1. Abstract:
    2. Knowing our students
    3. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 7: Pedagogy, or “I’m a librarian, not a teacher!”
    1. Abstract:
    2. What is pedagogy?
    3. Librarians and pedagogy
    4. Teaching styles
    5. Learning styles
    6. Active learning
    7. The classroom environment
    8. Bringing it all together
    9. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 8: Staffing
    1. Abstract:
    2. Librarians as teachers
    3. Staffing
    4. Teacher proficiencies and hiring
    5. Teacher training and development
    6. Teacher evaluation
    7. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 9: Outreach and marketing
    1. Abstract:
    2. Outreach and marketing
    3. A multitude of voices
  19. Chapter 10: Program and student assessment
    1. Abstract:
    2. Assessment
    3. Program evaluation
    4. Formative and summative assessments
    5. Student assessments
    6. Assessing outcomes and critical thinking
  20. Chapter 11: The road ahead
    1. Abstract:
    2. Future trends
    3. Massive open online courses (MOOCs)
    4. Distance education
    5. Proceed with caution
  21. Appendix 1: Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices
  22. Appendix 2: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  23. Appendix 3: Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians
  24. Appendix 4: Association of College and Research Libraries Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators
  25. Bibliography
  26. Index

Product information

  • Title: Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author(s): Nancy Noe
  • Release date: July 2013
  • Publisher(s): Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781780633718