ACRL 2015: IL instruction papers

Strategic cartography: visualizing information literacy intersections across the curriculum

  • We are no longer the center of our institutions, but instead a piece of a very complex institution with different subcultures.  We are having to move to these new subcultures
  • Knowledge spans from implicit to tacit
  • Mapping done by the library provides new insight at the bird’s eye view level
  • Curriculum mapping — look at external sources (catalogs, schedules, websites), librarians annotate, then share map with faculty to reflect and discuss
  • Mapping is a consistent process and requires frequent updating
  • Course progression is less clear in Humanities so you need to acknowledge this and roughly estimate approximately areas where students might aggregate

Patterns in information literacy instruction: what’s really going on in our classrooms?

  • 88% of sessions focused on finding resources, particularly articles (43% via databases, 26% Google Scholar, 30% discovery layer)
  • We tend to continue to focus on introducing resources across all levels instead of expanding into new topics, but this may be due to evolving use of disciplinary research


The whole mix: instructional design, students, and assessment in blended learning

  • Students didn’t see relevance of evidence based medicine
  • Students picked a database to search but didn’t clarify a reason why they chose one database over another
  • Used ADDIE model to redesign the course

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