Presenter Information

Rachel M. Slough, Indiana University

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Integrating information literacy skills into curriculum courses is a key issue for many information professionals -- a challenge that is further augmented by the limitations of the “one shot” instructional format and the particular challenges of working with students with limited English proficiency (LEP). Building on the ideas of Miriam Conteh-Morgan, this presentation recommends one-shot sessions on website evaluation as a starting point for collaboration with faculty toward integration of information literacy standards. Checklist evaluation, such as the CRAAP test from the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico, provides an effective, approachable introduction to research for LEP students that simultaneously meet English language acquisition goals. Although checklist evaluation is controversial, it provides a helpful starting point for discussion and an approachable introduction to a complex topic. Suggestions for expanding these initial sessions toward further curriculum integration that support both language and information literacy skills will also be provided.

Keywords

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students, Information literacy, Language acquisition

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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It All Begins with CRAAP: Website Evaluation for Limited English Proficiency Students

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