Curriculum mapping is a strategy to integrate information literacy into the undergraduate curriculum by identifying key courses within the disciplines for targeted, library instruction.
Librarians identify high impact, beginning, middle and end-level courses within their disciplines. These may or may not be courses they currently work with.
Information competencies are introduced at a beginning level, then reinforced (mid-level) and enhanced (end) throughout a student’s academic career in an intentionally scaffolded manner. Assessment strategies are included the map, as well.
Librarians use curriculum maps to inform decisions on courses and content taught so instruction efforts are not duplicated.
Academic libraries; Curriculum planning; Information literacy; Libraries and education; Library orientation
Curriculum and Instruction | Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science
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Fawley, N. E.
Curriculum Mapping at UNLV Libraries: Strategic Integration of Library Instruction.
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