NovemberNov 30 2018 10:00am - 01:30pm
"Information Literacy" presented by Lord Fairfax Teaching Excellence Committee in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Center for Teaching Excellence
Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645
Information Literacy is a vital skill that community colleges across the country address in a variety of ways, but many faculty struggle with reinforcing such skills in the classroom. There are significant differences in student knowledge levels and faculty approaches to providing information literacy education across the teaching modalities of face-to-face, hybrid and online. These inconsistencies are further complicated by the development of a new information literacy document recently adopted by the Association for College and Research Libraries: the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (January 2016). Thus, a discrepancy currently exists between how faculty and librarians are addressing the elements of information literacy education and the current ACRL Framework. To address this discrepancy and to support consistency in information literacy education across courses, instructors, and modalities, the presenters applied for and were awarded funding from the VCCS Paul Lee Grant for the summer of 2017. Their project is an online learning module developed in Blackboard and compatible with other learning management systems. As an “open” (i.e. Creative Commons licensed) resource, it can also be easily adapted to fit the needs of a particular college, course, or instructor. In this session, presenters will demonstrate the module, discuss preliminary results, and provide instructions on accessing and integrating the module in your Blackboard courses.
Olivia Reinauer, Coordinator of Library Services, Tidewater Community College
Amanda Burbage, Graduate Research Assistant, Old Dominion University
Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
Free event but Pre-Registration is required. Click the button above to register.
Deadline to register or modify your registration is November 16, 2018.
Contact the Northern VA Regional Center chair, Patrick Dawes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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LocationLord Fairfax Community College, Middletown Campus -- Corron Bldg. Event Room
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173 Skirmisher Lane Middletown, VA 22645
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