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Library Information for Faculty: Introduction to Information Literacy

Introduction to Information Literacy

Introduction to Information Literacy

In our introductory classes, which take place in English 101 and Speech 103, students are introduced to college-level information literacy. These courses focus on the frames Searching as Strategic Exploration (SSE), Research as Conversation (RC), Authority as Contextual and Constructed (ACC), Information has Value (IV), and Research as Inquiry (RI) by introducing students to database searching, background sources, journalistic evidence, authority, and academic integrity. Students will be encouraged to choose research topics that are of interest to them either from the beginning of their project, or by narrowing a predetermined topic towards an area of interest. Faculty will develop activities to teach students to identify keywords, operate various search tools, and interpret search results.

Library Department Learning Outcomes

COL 101

  1. Use provided criteria to evaluate credibility of sources in order to match information needs with information sources (ICP)
  2. Give credit orally to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation (IV)

EGL 101

  1. Identify relevant keywords in order to conduct a basic search in Alma (SSE)
  2. Explain the various types of evidence available in journalistic sources (RC)
  3. Use background sources to formulate specific questions about a research topic (RI)
  4. Give credit to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation (IV)

SPE 103

  1. Use indicators of authority to investigate author credibility (ACC)
  2. Apply search filters in general databases/Alma in order to narrow searches to relevant resources (SSE)
  3. Give credit orally to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation (IV)

“New to Oakton” LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

  1. Apply search filters in general databases/Alma in order to narrow searches to relevant resources (SSE)
  2. Use background sources to formulate specific questions about a research topic (RI)
  3. Give credit to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation (IV)
  4. Describe database content in order to articulate how information systems are organized in order to access relevant information (SSE)

External Departmental Learning Outcomes

  1. Support and illustrate a thesis using relevant details, examples, and evidence. (EGL 101)
  2. Report information from sources accurately and appropriately for their own rhetorical purposes. (EGL 101)
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to avoid plagiarism and how to document sources according to MLA style. (EGL 101)
  4. Apply research to support ideas in speeches. (SPE 103)
  5. Identify and critique criteria of credible sources in academic research (COL 101)

Courses: COL 101, SPE 103, EGL 101, drop-in workshops