March 7, 2017
Discovery tools are great at revealing the variety of sources available to researchers. This one-shot lesson plan makes use of discovery platform facets and features to show students the range of content available. Students will also explore and evaluate how the available information sources differ from each other. The lesson may be more appropriate for upper-level students who have database experience and a basic understanding of what research looks like within their disciplines.
March 6, 2017
This chapter investigates the ACRL and WPA frameworks to discuss commonalities in how they approach appropriation of information in compositional contexts. The chapter presents two sample assignments and outlines a case study of a collaboration between library and English faculty.
If We Frame It, They Will Respond: Undergraduate Student Responses to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
March 6, 2017
Exploratory study in two parts. Part one addresses the question of whether or not undergraduate students can understand the language and concepts in this document. By presenting student responses to pretest questions recorded at the beginning of a semester-long research methods course, this article shows that students can, even on first impression, begin to make sense of the complexity and richness found in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Survey questions and complete student responses are included.Part two compares student pretest and posttest...