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Designing Information Literacy Assignments

Introduction

This chapter is exclusively concerned with information literacy (IL) in undergraduate engineering since the book is centered around the ABET accreditation program for undergraduate curriculum. We will leave the issue of IL in graduate programs to others. For the sake of brevity, other related issues such as citation styles and plagiarism have not been addressed. A recent article by Eckel (2010) provides an excellent starting point for further study and research on the important topic of plagiarism.

The Academic Librarian’s Instructional Environment

Before we consider assignments that embed IL elements, we need to understand the environment within which academic librarians conduct instruction. ...

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