Presentation Title

Creating Bonds across Campus: Integrating Elements of Information Literacy into the Chemistry Curriculum

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

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

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The Chemistry and Research Services Library faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College have worked together for the last eight years to embed information literacy in the introductory chemistry class that is required for all students with STEM majors at the college. The library’s work to adopt and adapt the ACRL Framework has revitalized our cooperative efforts and has led to some major revisions of our collaborative information literacy initiative. We’ve flipped our instruction model, added an exciting new in-class activity that guides students on an exploration of how to assess and evaluate information through the lens of understanding “Information Creation as a Process” and are piloting innovative methods of instruction and assessment. Our panel will introduce our collaborative pedagogical work, cover our instructional design process, demonstrate our instructional methods, and discuss our most recent efforts to assess how much and how well our chemistry students are learning the information literacy knowledge practices and dispositions they need to succeed in their STEM fields.

Presentation Description

This panel will introduce the collaborative pedagogical work of the GGC Chemistry and Library faculty, explain our instructional design process, demonstrate our instructional methods, and discuss our most recent efforts to assess how much and how well our students are learning the information literacy knowledge practices and dispositions they need to succeed in the STEM fields.

Keywords

Information Literacy in the Disciplines, Collaboration, STEM

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 11:15 AM Oct 1st, 12:45 PM

Creating Bonds across Campus: Integrating Elements of Information Literacy into the Chemistry Curriculum

Room 210

The Chemistry and Research Services Library faculty at Georgia Gwinnett College have worked together for the last eight years to embed information literacy in the introductory chemistry class that is required for all students with STEM majors at the college. The library’s work to adopt and adapt the ACRL Framework has revitalized our cooperative efforts and has led to some major revisions of our collaborative information literacy initiative. We’ve flipped our instruction model, added an exciting new in-class activity that guides students on an exploration of how to assess and evaluate information through the lens of understanding “Information Creation as a Process” and are piloting innovative methods of instruction and assessment. Our panel will introduce our collaborative pedagogical work, cover our instructional design process, demonstrate our instructional methods, and discuss our most recent efforts to assess how much and how well our chemistry students are learning the information literacy knowledge practices and dispositions they need to succeed in their STEM fields.