Raising the Standards for Information Literacy: Librarians and Faculty Working Together

Event Information

Date: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 

4.5

Location: 

College of St. Elizabeth, Annunciation Center, Morristown, NJ

Cost: 

FREE
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Target Audience

Librarians, Faculty and School Media Specialists

Descriptions

This FREE workshop is sponsored by:

The College of St. Elizabeth, LibraryLinkNJ - The New Jersey Library Cooperativeand VALE.

In January 2010, the Information Literacy Progression Standards were launched at the VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment) Users’ Annual Conference. The Standards were developed in response to the Comprehensive State-Wide Transfer Agreement(2008) to support the information literacy skills development of transferring students. The Standards were endorsed by the NJ State College Council of Academic Vice Presidents in August 2010. They have also been accepted by the Academic Officers’ Association for inclusion in the Guiding Principles for Affirming General Education Course Status document.  

Several institutions are already using the Standards to integrate and assess information literacy within the curriculum or just as a basis to start a conversation between librarians and faculty. This one day program is intended to facilitate collaborative work between librarians and faculty using the Standards to embed information literacy within courses.

 At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the Information Literacy Progression Standards for use at the institutional level
  • Develop and modify assignments incorporating specific information literacy skills
  • Identify faculty perceptions of information literacy
  • Develop best practices by learning from the experience of attending librarians and faculty who have successfully introduced the Standards in their courses.

SCHEDULE

9:30        Registration & Breakfast

10:00     Welcome and Introduction to the Information Literacy Progression Standards

10:45     Mapping the Standards to Sample Assignments – Group Work

12:30     Lunch

1:45        Information Literacy from the Faculty Perspective – Dr. Lisa Mastrangelo, College of St. Elizabeth

2:15        What We Did with the Standards – Panel to Include Librarians and Faculty

3:30        Program Wrap-Up

Notes

For more information and to inform us of any special dietary requirements, please contact Nancy Weiner (weinern@wpunj.edu; 973-720-2161)

You will receive directions and parking information by June 9, 2011. We anticipate that this will be a popular event with a wait list. If you find after you register that you are unable to attend, please email Jacqui DaCosta (dacostaj@georgian.edu) so that your place can be reallocated.

Registration Information

Limit: 

60

Registration Deadline:  Friday, June 3, 2011

We anticipate that this will be a popular event with a wait list. If you find after you register that you are unable to attend, please email Jacqui DaCosta (dacostaj@georgian.edu) so that your place can be reallocated.

  1. For LibraryLinkNJ Members – register at http://librarylinknj.org.  Then go Continuing Education, Class Listing.
  2. For Academic Faculty and all other attendees who are NOT members of LibraryLinkNJ – register at http://tinyurl.com/6g8gm9d

For LibraryLinkNJ Members: Registration is online only!  No phone or fax registration is available. 

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