[library-media] Information literacy--a college perspective

Fawn Morgan FMORGAN at dsdmail.net
Tue May 1 14:49:45 MDT 2012

Information Literacy:

Good news, BYU! WSU also replied to my original posting and a compilation response with additional examples from higher of the need or requirements to teach info lit skills.

Now, only if the education departments would require a small portion of curricula in administrative graduate degree classes be devoted to the study of why strong library programs benefit student learning and teacher instruction. When my Dad received his doctorate decades ago, a major portion of one class addressed these issues. Educators that complete education administration degrees now report that research on this topic isn't addressed. Hope they are all wrong and were sleeping through that lecture.

Today my principal asked what I would teach if a tutorial session were incorporated into the weekly schedule. I said that I would teach and assist students relative to research assignments and the info lit skills necessary for successful completion IF a volunteer were assigned to manage the desk during that time. With no assistant here at the high school, finding time to teach is like taking a blood donation from a turnip - no blood available!

Mostly off topic but with an association to blood:

Today I heard proof that Hunger Games competition winners are NOT blood thirsty. Two of our trials competition winners - guys - took refuge in the library early out from their PE class. Apparently "aggressive" girls were not playing Frisbee football according to the rules! We HG advocates are not only pacifists, but rule followers!


Layton High

Davis District

From: library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org [library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] on behalf of Bates, Marianne [Marianne.Bates at canyonsdistrict.org]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:34 PM
To: library-media at lists.uen.org
Subject: [library-media] Information literacy--a college perspective

A couple of months ago, Fawn polled us about our use of books and databases with students as opposed to using Google, Wikipedia, and other online resources.  I thought you would be interested in the comments of my sister—see below.

From: Susanne Roper <Susanne_Olsen at byu.edu<mailto:Susanne_Olsen at byu.edu>>
To: "Bates, Mari (bateschurnbutter at yahoo.com<mailto:bateschurnbutter at yahoo.com>)"
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 7:51 AM
Subject: information literacy


In light of a previous discussion you secondary librarians had, the past couple of days we have had accreditation visitors here accrediting BYU.  On Wed they met with interested faculty and asked questions.  One of the questions was specifically about information literacy and if there were courses in the major where students learned how to use academic search engines so they knew how to look up information beyond just using Wikipedia.   Thought you would be interested to know that, and have a good week.  S

Susanne Olsen Roper, PhD
Associate Dean, Curriculum
College of Family, Home, & Social Sciences
990 SWKT
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT  84604
susanne_olsen_roper at byu.edu<mailto:susanne_olsen_roper at byu.edu>

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