Presentation Title

Reframing Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education Environment

Presenter Information

LiLi LiFollow

Location

PARB 255

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In the digital age, information literacy competency is a key to measure a student’s academic success and career development. To promote excellence in teaching and learning across the academic landscape, this presentation explores key issues involved with information literacy instruction in higher education to foster skills for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Based on the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this presentation explores practical suggestions for improving information literacy instructions in the networked academic learning environments.

If approved, the proposed presentation will cover the following parts:

  • Introduction
  • Dilemmas for Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education Environment
    1. Definition: What is Information Literacy?
    2. Primary Contents of Information Literacy:
  1. i. Computer/Network Literacy;
  2. ii. Information Literacy; and
  3. iii. Library Literacy.
    1. ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in Academic Libraries
    1. Impacts of the Digital Revolution on Academic Libraries
    2. Current features for Information Search: Keywords + Boolean Operators (AND/OR/NOT)
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    1. Information technology architecture in academic libraries
    2. Google’s Knowledge Graph and Infobox
  • Challenges and Opportunities
    1. Information literacy instruction focuses on a shift from teaching specific library information resources and services to promoting a set of essential survival skills (Critical thinking, Decision Making, and Problem Solving) in the process of searching and using information.
    2. Set up campus-wide standards to promote information literacy instructions
    3. Reframe Information Literacy instruction in the age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Summary

Presentation Description

This presentation clarifies confusions of information literacy instructions in higher education environment. Based on the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this presentation discusses key issues for information literacy instruction, such as the definition of information literacy, information literacy framework, information search methods, etc. With an example of Google Knowledge Graph, this presentation outlines potential impacts of the coming Artificial Intelligence on scholarly information discovery in the networked academic learning environment.

Session Goals

Reframing information literacy instruction in higher education environment

Session Objectives

  1. Clarify the general range and scope of information literacy
  2. Understand the framework of information literacy instruction in higher education
  3. Discuss impacts of digital revolution on academic libraries
  4. Explore impacts of Google Knowledge Graph on scholarly information discovery in the age of Artificial intelligence
  5. Outline challenges and opportunities for reframing information literacy instruction in the age of Artificial Intelligence

Keywords

Academic library, information literacy, information literacy definition, information literacy framework, information literacy instruction

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Reframing Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education Environment

PARB 255

In the digital age, information literacy competency is a key to measure a student’s academic success and career development. To promote excellence in teaching and learning across the academic landscape, this presentation explores key issues involved with information literacy instruction in higher education to foster skills for critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Based on the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this presentation explores practical suggestions for improving information literacy instructions in the networked academic learning environments.

If approved, the proposed presentation will cover the following parts:

  • Introduction
  • Dilemmas for Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education Environment
    1. Definition: What is Information Literacy?
    2. Primary Contents of Information Literacy:
  1. i. Computer/Network Literacy;
  2. ii. Information Literacy; and
  3. iii. Library Literacy.
    1. ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in Academic Libraries
    1. Impacts of the Digital Revolution on Academic Libraries
    2. Current features for Information Search: Keywords + Boolean Operators (AND/OR/NOT)
  • Scholarly Information Discovery in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    1. Information technology architecture in academic libraries
    2. Google’s Knowledge Graph and Infobox
  • Challenges and Opportunities
    1. Information literacy instruction focuses on a shift from teaching specific library information resources and services to promoting a set of essential survival skills (Critical thinking, Decision Making, and Problem Solving) in the process of searching and using information.
    2. Set up campus-wide standards to promote information literacy instructions
    3. Reframe Information Literacy instruction in the age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Summary