Presentation Title

Information Literacy: Librarians Connecting the Dots As Institutional Leaders

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

A recent report entitled, the Value of Academic Libraries, highlights the importance the libraries and librarians demonstrate their worth. However, research reveals a long-standing under-appreciation of Librarians with respect their influence on the instructional landscape the classroom, their engagement in promoting student success initiatives and impact in assessing student outcomes, with particular respect to information literacy. Thus, the focus of this presentation spotlights the work of several librarians, all of whom have been acknowledged by their peers as faculty information literacy leaders on a collegewide level. One Librarian/Administrator now serves as the Coordinator for General Education Assessment and previously operated as a one of the site managers for Project RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy), a national grant project supported by ALA, ACRL & IMLS. Two additional campus-based Librarians demonstrates integrated leadership of information literacy initiatives in course development, course delivery and collections, while strategically connecting with faculty and students. In collaboration with faculty from multiple disciplines, one Librarian/Professor of Information Literacy, gives leadership by designing curriculum that incorporates information literacy into Student Life Skills courses. Additionally, a second Librarian/Professor of Information Literacy, introduces information literacy concepts to faculty and staff through the campus collaborative collection development process and presentations for both workforce and liberal arts disciplines.

Presentation Description

Come and join us for this very informative session with ideas to engage with librarians at your institutions in order to enhance faculty partnerships and strengthen student learning, while bringing value to the institution through information literacy both inside and beyond the classroom.

Keywords

general education, student success, curriculum, collaborative collection development, leadership, faculty

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 8:30 AM Oct 10th, 9:45 AM

Information Literacy: Librarians Connecting the Dots As Institutional Leaders

Room 217

A recent report entitled, the Value of Academic Libraries, highlights the importance the libraries and librarians demonstrate their worth. However, research reveals a long-standing under-appreciation of Librarians with respect their influence on the instructional landscape the classroom, their engagement in promoting student success initiatives and impact in assessing student outcomes, with particular respect to information literacy. Thus, the focus of this presentation spotlights the work of several librarians, all of whom have been acknowledged by their peers as faculty information literacy leaders on a collegewide level. One Librarian/Administrator now serves as the Coordinator for General Education Assessment and previously operated as a one of the site managers for Project RAILS (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy), a national grant project supported by ALA, ACRL & IMLS. Two additional campus-based Librarians demonstrates integrated leadership of information literacy initiatives in course development, course delivery and collections, while strategically connecting with faculty and students. In collaboration with faculty from multiple disciplines, one Librarian/Professor of Information Literacy, gives leadership by designing curriculum that incorporates information literacy into Student Life Skills courses. Additionally, a second Librarian/Professor of Information Literacy, introduces information literacy concepts to faculty and staff through the campus collaborative collection development process and presentations for both workforce and liberal arts disciplines.