Joanna M. Burkhardt is professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett. She coordinates the branches' information literacy program and teaches sections of URI's course in information literacy. She is also an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Rhode Island Library Association.
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From high schools and colleges to technical and graduate schools, research involves making sense of information: learning the basics of planning, winnowing, and evaluating the quality of sources. As information proliferates, it's tempting to use the handiest tool rather than working to identify the best one. But there's a better way! Updated for today's ever-expanding world of electronic information, Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition is the best single resource for fundamental information literacy instruction. Covering the basics of planning, collecting, and evaluating, the 50 standards-based exercises in this book
- Address one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
- Promote conceptual and applied skills via active learning, problem-based learning, and resource-based learning
- Are ready for use by reference and instruction librarians at colleges and community colleges, as well as others responsible for teaching students how to conduct research
Perfect for a full semester course or a single focused seminar or workshop, these 50 lessons show how to engage with electronic and print information resources alike.
List of Exercises
Appendix: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
List of Contributors
"Beginning with the basic question, 'What is Information?' and ending with a more intense 'paper trail project,' the exercises can guide librarians as they assist students in the direction of information literacy skill development. This book is recommended for all librarians who teach in a higher educational institution."
--The Idaho Librarian
"Many types of educators, not just academic librarians, would find value in this book. The stated audience is college students, but because of the variety of designs, many of the exercises could easily be used as early as high school. This practical text is very easy to read ... The very reasonable price is appreciated."
--Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Deserves wide circulation in colleges and perusal by any instructors of freshmen. For those fortunate enough to have full-semester classes on information literacy, it is a 'must have' title. For places where primary information literacy instruction falls to the English department, it is a key resource. For librarians limited to single sessions with classes, and for reference librarians, it serves as a vital tool."
--Catholic Library World
"A useful tool for anyone responsible for teaching students how to conduct effective research."
--The Australian Library Journal