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Library Information Literacy Instruction

 

Information Literacy Instruction at the Dillard University Library

 

 

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Mission

The mission of the Will W. Alexander Library’s Information Literacy Instruction Program is to teach members of the Dillard University community to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.

 

 

Goals

The Will W. Alexander Library’s Information Literacy Instruction Program accepts the definition of information literacy as described by the American College and Research Libraries (ACRL) of the American Library Association.

 

The Information Literacy Instruction Program will offer classes that will support teaching and learning at Dillard University.

 

Information literacy skills will help students be successful, not only in their classes and majors at DU, but as life-long learners.

 

Librarians will work with faculty to identify information literacy goals in their programs and majors and identify the best ways to meet those goals.

 

Information literacy instruction will adapt to varying learning styles and changing technology.

 

 

Policy and Procedures

Instruction provided by librarians includes:

Librarians provide instruction to a variety of users including distance learners, nontraditional students, undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and special community groups.  Priority is given to students, faculty, and staff of Dillard University.

 

 

Off-Campus Instruction

DU students, staff and faculty have direct access to the library staff through Reference Chat, email, the library’s website, social media and via phone during scheduled Library hours. Librarians conduct most library sessions in the Information Literacy Classroom on the 1st floor of the Library, where each student has access to a computer or use their own mobile device. This creates an environment for 21st century active teaching and learning.

 

 

Scheduling a Session

To schedule a session, a professor or individual may contact the Coordinator of Information Literacy or the Library Liaison for a specific department. Library sessions work best when they are designed to support a specific project or assignment(s).  Instructional Faculty are encouraged to share information about the assignment and the course with the librarians before the session. Scheduling of sessions is dependent on the availability of librarians and the classroom. Active participation by the course instructor is important. It helps students understand the connection between information literacy skills and their course content.  Faculty should accompany their class to the Library session.

 

 

Public School Visits

The Library will provide information literacy instruction to K-12 schools and to Dillard University community groups if time, scheduling and staff allow.

 

 


Webinar:           louis libraries         literati

 

 

https://vimeo.com/200842628 

LibGuides, Literacy, and Literati

 

Bethany Reisch (NTCC) January 9, 2017

This webinar discusses how Northshore Technical Community College uses available Credo Literati tools in conjunction with our LibGuides to promote information literacy. This session takes you through our journey to better reach our students while discussing the mistakes we made and successes we’ve had so you can skip the mistakes and move straight to the successes!

 

 


 

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http://www.dillard.edu/_academics/academic-technology-and-distance-education/canvas.php 

 

All Dillard University courses and organizations can utilize Canvas Learning Management System by Instructure. Canvas is an intuitive, online course management system with hundreds of features that work together to help make teaching and learning easier, portable, and on demand. Instructors and students can use Canvas to collaborate, communicate, create, share content and assess learning.

 


 

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https://openstax.org/subjects 

 

 

OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative based at Rice University. Since 2012, OpenStax has created peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print. Most books are also available in the iBooks Store. OpenStax's first textbook was College Physics, which was published online, in print, and in iBooks in 2012. OpenStax has also launched OpenStax Tutor, an adaptive courseware based on cognitive science principles, machine learning, and OpenStax content.

 

 


 

merlot info. lit. resources

 

Information Literacy FREE OER Resources

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm?keywords=information+literacy+&materialType=Open+%28Access%29+Textbook&sort.property=overallRating&button=Search

 

 


 

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Mango Languages FREE Spanish for Librarians 

https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-spanish-latin-america/specialty-courses/spanish-for-librarians/  

 


 

niche academy

 

 

FREE Self-Paced Tutorial: Survival Spanish for Library Staff 

https://my.nicheacademy.com/infopeople/course/2961

 

 


 

 

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ALA State of America's Libraries 2018 

http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2018/executive-summary

 

 

 

CONTACT

Dr. Germaine Carey-Palmer

Information Literacy Instruction & Cataloging Librarian

Dillard University Will W. Alexander Library

Email: gpalmer@dillard.edu

Office: 504-816-4254

Main Desk: 504-816-4786

Main Desk Email dulibrary@dillard.edu

DU Library Website http://www.dillard.edu/_academics/library

DU Library LibGuides https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9vcIouHBZQyMHpCc2ZSOW5scnM  

DU Library Online Catalog http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin?libraryname=DU%20LIBRARY  

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