Information Creation as Process

Information Life Cycle

This lesson plan from Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts, edited by Patricia Bravender, Hazel McClure, and Gayle Schaub and contributed by Toni M. Carter and Todd Aldridge, engages students with content in a way that compels them to consider the format of information each time they consider using it in their work.

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Camera Rolls: ESOL Student Library Orientation

This recipe from The First-Year Experience Cookbook, edited by Raymond Pun and Meggan Houlihan and written by Joy Oehlers, demonstrates a fun group activity that uses a familiar tool for ESOL students to make sense of their library collections and basic services.

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Anatomy of a scholarly article

Short Tutorial: An interactive map detailing the common structure of a scholarly article 

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Peer Review in 3 Minutes

Short Video: How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication?

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From Idea to Library

Short Video: Where do research articles come from? How do they end up in your search results? This video has the answers.

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Visual Literacy

This assignment has students analyzing data presented in graphs, charts and infographics that are pre-selected by librarian and instructor based on how poorly the information is being presented through various outlets.

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Types of Information

The Types of Information lesson is mapped to the Information Creation as a Process Frame and introduces various types of information in relation to typical research questions. Characteristics of information are discussed including what criteria can be used to identify popular, professional, and scholarly materials.  

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Choosing Information Paths

The Choosing Information paths lesson is mapped to the Information as Creation Process Frame and helps students learn to recognize that information may be perceived differently based on the format in which it is packaged. In this lesson, students identify various characteristics of information formats, and match information needs to the most appropriate digital format. Moreover, students observe the changes that occur to information as it is repackaged in different formats, and evaluate the results. In this lesson students will learn how to:Match information needs with the most useful digital formatName the properties of various digital formatsExplore the differences between content as delivered in different formats

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News and Social Media

Evaluating a political news story presented in social media.
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