A generally understood mission of library instruction programs is to promote information literacy (IL) and critical thinking across the curriculum. The majority of programmatic IL collaborations with higher education core curricula are found in introductory composition or communication courses. Other more unconventional avenues offer potentially more effective ways to teach students the basic IL concepts and skills. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), conversations with College of Education faculty helped librarians identify a strategic and unique point of entry for IL instruction. Using the ADDIE model as a conceptual framework, librarians and an instructional designer met with the course coordinators for the Valuing Cultural Diversity course to collaboratively develop tools and assignments that deconstruct and scaffold the research process for students. The systematic approach for identifying this course, developing the partnership, creating the assessment tools, and refining instruction and assignments based on our findings will be discussed.
Curriculum planning; Information literacy – Study and teaching; Lesson planning; Library orientation
Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Other Education
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Gonzales, A. H.,
McMillen, P. S.,
Fabbi, J. L.
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