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Tips for building a tiered, integrated info lit program in your discipline ...
- Identify information fluency skills your students need to develop to successfully complete course assignments, become well-rounded, successful practitioners/professionals?
- Determine what is unique about the information fluency needs of students in your discipline
- Incorporate a statement relating to the teaching of information fluency skills in the learning objectives for your discipline.
- Determine when should each of the desirable information fluency skills best (i.e. most effectively) be taught and/or when are they necessary?
- Work to target the best (i.e., most logical “fit”) courses for information fluency - try to match student learning outcomes with ACRL information literacy frames.
- Library liaison devises a “blitz” campaign to communicate about the program and contact the potential players. This involves a lot of time and perseverance. Sometimes you have to be a real pest/nag! It also takes time and resilience.
- Faculty/Librarian Collaboration is essential!
- Develop meaningful in-class activities and course assignments targeting/employing specific information fluency skills/objectives/frames?
- Assess and revise plans as necessary.