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Information Literacy Objectives & Assessment

ILOs and Assessments for the Library, Fall 2020

Live Online

Offer an infolit class live online. This works well if the faculty already schedules live sessions.

Graded Discussion

Build an assignment with the instructor (like locating sources for a topic) and have students post in the DB what their search process was (keywords used, limiters used, source identified and cited). The librarian makes comments / suggestions on the DB, and the student must respond. Full credit / partial credit / no credit. Can do this as a Librarian G, or have the instructor post the grades.

Here's an example:

This discussion will be monitored by our embedded librarian, Susanna Smith. This discussion should be completed by 10/20.

  1. Identify your topic choice for the persuasive essay, and list at least 3 keywords or phrases you might use when researching your topic. Make sure you read the section on the library guide about search strategies!
  2. Choose 1 website related to your topic and use the CRAAP system to evaluate it (See the library guide for more information).

To ensure full credit, START YOUR OWN THREAD, and keep all your posts together by REPLYING to your own posts. That way each student has a single thread! :-) And don't forget to check back and read/reply to your feedback from our librarian in order to earn full credit.

And here's another:

This discusssion will be monitored by our librarian, Susanna Smith, and should be completed by January 29th.

  1. List at least 5 search terms you could use to for your topic. What exactly would you type in the search box? For example, if your topic is “Why do people say the moon is made of green cheese?”, some possible searches might be <moon “green cheese” history> or <moon “green cheese” myth> or <lunar mythology cheese>.
  2. Complete a search in GALILEO using one of these terms; then describe this search in detail. Did you use the discovery search? A specific database? Did you narrow using the tools? How did you revise your search?

To ensure full credit, START YOUR OWN THREAD, and keep all your posts together by REPLYING to your own posts. That way each student has a single thread! :-) And don't forget to check back and read/reply to your feedback from our librarian in order to earn full credit.

***PLEASE NOTE: This discussion does not replace your weekly participation in the class discussion. This is an additional activity.

Galileo Assignment/Worksheet

Build an assignment that allows students to familiarize themselves with Galileo or a specific database. Have a librarian come to class and give students an overview of the chosen database. Then give students time to complete the worksheet in class, while the librarian is present. Tailoring the worksheet to Galileo Discover is best suited for English 1101 classes or other introductory courses. This assignment can also be helpful when introducing students to subject databases for the first time. Below you can see an assignment created by Leslie Johnston for her English 1101 classes. 

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