Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Information Competency at Georgia Highlands College (IC @ GHC) is a curriculum-wide plan implemented at a two-year college to increase student information competency levels. This presentation will discuss strategies which allowed the college to successfully meet the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) requirements of SACS through the use of innovative assessment and implementation measures which garnered enthusiastic faculty involvement and also managed to stay within a first year, $14,000 shoe-string budget. The plan was born out of a grassroots effort that involved

Presentation Description

The rationale and origination of the Georgia Highlands College Information Literacy plan will be discussed, highlighting the grassroots approach that was utilized in order to encourage faculty involvement and control costs in a two-year college environment. Program tactics will be addressed, including assessment tool creation, program promotion and faculty training. Flexible incorporation and assessment of information competency in several implementation areas will be explored, and research findings from the past two years of plan implementation will be reported.

Keywords

Information competency, Quality enhancement plan, Collaboration in education, Information literacy, Academic libraries, Interdisciplinary approach in education, Library orientation for college students

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 9:30 AM Oct 1st, 10:00 AM

IC @ GHC: Assessing Information Literacy Skills across the Curriculum and on a Budget

Room 1002

Information Competency at Georgia Highlands College (IC @ GHC) is a curriculum-wide plan implemented at a two-year college to increase student information competency levels. This presentation will discuss strategies which allowed the college to successfully meet the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) requirements of SACS through the use of innovative assessment and implementation measures which garnered enthusiastic faculty involvement and also managed to stay within a first year, $14,000 shoe-string budget. The plan was born out of a grassroots effort that involved