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Teaching Information Literacy at UCBA

Faculty guide for online information literacy content and resources for any UCBA course.

ACRL Framework

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is the foundation for the student learning outcomes that support the UCBA Library's information literacy and instruction program. These outcomes are designed to address the research needs of two-year college students at the introductory and intermediate levels while helping them grow as learners.

Research as Inquiry & Searching as Strategic Exploration

Description:
Focuses on developing topics and questions and searching for information using a variety of methods. 

Outcome:
Use keywords and applicable limiters when searching for information.

  • Apply a new search based on the relevancy of initial search results to the topic.
  • Assess the information source's content to determine if it meets the information need.
  • Give credit to ideas and work of others through proper attribution and citation.

Information Creation as Process

Description:
Involves the range of formats for information. 

Outcome:
Recognize the value of different types of information sources within the context of the research topic.

  • Assess the information source's content to determine if it meets the information need.

Information has Value

Description:
Centers on the social, economic, and personal value of information, responsibility of using information, and citation.

To more fully integrate the importance of this frame, the UCBA Library folds this into the core concepts of inquiry, searching, evaluation, and scholarship. Refer to "Give credit to ideas and work of others through proper attribution and citation." 

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Description: 
Concentrates on the creator(s) of information and situating the information in context.

Outcomes:

  • Define authority based on the influencing factors of context and community of expertise.
  • Evaluate a source's credibility by considering authority, type of source, creation process, purpose, and/or point of view.
    • Assess the information source's content to determine if it meets the information need.
    • Give credit to ideas and work of others through proper attribution and citation.

Scholarship as Conversation

Description:
Focuses on scholarly discourse and perspectives.

Outcome:
Recognize a given scholarly work may not represent the only, or even the majority perspective on the research topic.

  • Give credit to ideas and work of others through proper attribution and citation.

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