Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

When Spartanburg Community College was looking for a new QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) for their reaccreditation, the SCC Library saw a great opportunity to widen our faculty collaborations across the curriculum. The Library wrote the proposal that eventually became the College’s new QEP and worked with a diverse team to develop a college-wide information literacy program entitled WIn: Working Information.

Now in its second year, this five-year program aims to make information literacy part of the institutional culture by having faculty work with librarians to infuse information literacy skills and assignments throughout their curriculum.

The overall goal of the WIn model is to positively affect students’ success after graduation from SCC – whether they transfer to continue their education at a four-year school or enter the 21st century workplace. By collaborating with faculty to spread information literacy throughout the curriculum of SCC, the Library will be able to have a larger impact on student success as a student, an employee, a community citizen, and a lifelong learner.

Presentation Description

Presenters will share an overview of the development process, the WIn model, including the identification process for selected courses and instructors, frameworks for the faculty training workshops, assessment techniques used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, as well as lessons learned thus far.

Session Goals

Participants will be able to:

•Analyze information literacy needs/gaps at their own institutions

Session Objectives

Participants will: • articulate the importance of information literacy skills in developing students who will become life-long learners •Identify strategies for developing information literacy training with faculty

Keywords

faculty-librarian collaboration, QEP, student literacy, assessment

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 1:50 PM Sep 28th, 2:10 PM

Working Information: Developing a QEP for Campus-Wide Information Literacy Infusion

Room 212

When Spartanburg Community College was looking for a new QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) for their reaccreditation, the SCC Library saw a great opportunity to widen our faculty collaborations across the curriculum. The Library wrote the proposal that eventually became the College’s new QEP and worked with a diverse team to develop a college-wide information literacy program entitled WIn: Working Information.

Now in its second year, this five-year program aims to make information literacy part of the institutional culture by having faculty work with librarians to infuse information literacy skills and assignments throughout their curriculum.

The overall goal of the WIn model is to positively affect students’ success after graduation from SCC – whether they transfer to continue their education at a four-year school or enter the 21st century workplace. By collaborating with faculty to spread information literacy throughout the curriculum of SCC, the Library will be able to have a larger impact on student success as a student, an employee, a community citizen, and a lifelong learner.