Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Are you considering creating a credit-bearing information literacy course on your campus? Come join us and learn from our experience in creating LIBR 201, Strategies for Information Discovery, the University of South Carolina Upstate Library's first credit course. This interactive workshop will give you the chance to explore how you might create a course that is right for your campus while learning from our experiences. For each topic, we will briefly share how we developed as aspect of LIBR 201 before engaging in an activity that will help you to explore how this aspect of course development might be applied in your situation. Topics to be covered:

· Finding a place in the curriculum (What you need to consider about finding a place and clientele for the course to who will teach it and the process of approval.)

· Developing course content (What is the focus of your course, how will it be delivered, and how does that affect course content and designing assignments?)

· Teaching the course (Things we did well and not-so-well in our first semester—how would you have handled these situations?)

Each topic will be handled in a 25-minute segment: a 5-10-minute introduction followed by a 15-20 minute activity with opportunity for discussion. Participants are invited to bring a device with an Internet connection for use in the activities.

Participants in the workshop will come away with a better grounding in what it takes to create a credit-bearing information literacy course and some specific ideas of how they might do so on their own campus.

Presentation Description

An interactive workshop based on the experiences of University of South Carolina Upstate librarians in creating a credit-bearing information literacy course, LIBR 201, Strategies for Information Discovery. Participants will engage in activities structured around our experiences in finding a place in the curriculum, developing course content, and teaching the course for the first time.

Keywords

credit course, curriculum, course content, teaching, course develoopment

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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Oct 11th, 11:15 AM Oct 11th, 12:45 PM

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Room 212

Are you considering creating a credit-bearing information literacy course on your campus? Come join us and learn from our experience in creating LIBR 201, Strategies for Information Discovery, the University of South Carolina Upstate Library's first credit course. This interactive workshop will give you the chance to explore how you might create a course that is right for your campus while learning from our experiences. For each topic, we will briefly share how we developed as aspect of LIBR 201 before engaging in an activity that will help you to explore how this aspect of course development might be applied in your situation. Topics to be covered:

· Finding a place in the curriculum (What you need to consider about finding a place and clientele for the course to who will teach it and the process of approval.)

· Developing course content (What is the focus of your course, how will it be delivered, and how does that affect course content and designing assignments?)

· Teaching the course (Things we did well and not-so-well in our first semester—how would you have handled these situations?)

Each topic will be handled in a 25-minute segment: a 5-10-minute introduction followed by a 15-20 minute activity with opportunity for discussion. Participants are invited to bring a device with an Internet connection for use in the activities.

Participants in the workshop will come away with a better grounding in what it takes to create a credit-bearing information literacy course and some specific ideas of how they might do so on their own campus.