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Instruction Services & Information Literacy

This guide provides an overview of the wide range of instructional programs and services the University Libraries offer.

Information Literacy Program 2016-2019

 

ACRL IL FRAMES

(see below)

USER NEEDS

LIBRARY OFFERINGS

Pre-matriculation Students

D, F

Generalized basic orientation to college- and university-level libraries and library research

Talent Development Summer Program

WRT 104: Writing to Inform and Explain/ High School

High School Capstone Project Research

International Student pre-matriculation programs

Freshmen & Sophomores



 

C, D, F

Orientation to library space, services

Intro to College Level Research Paradigm

Getting Started Guide @ the Libraries Guide

InfoRhode Tutorial

Custom IL sessions for 100 and 200 level, privileging courses with Student Learning Outcome = Information Literacy.

WRT 104: Writing to Inform and Explain (with pre-activity and assessment)

WRT 106: Introduction to Research Writing (with pre-activity and assessment)

EGR 105: Foundations of Engineering I

LIB 150: Search Strategies for the Information Age

LIB 250: Information Research Across Disciplines

Course Assignment LibGuides

 

Potential Future Plans:

Develop LIB 101 for online and f2f.

Juniors & Seniors





 

A-C, E, F

Experience with College Level Research Paradigm

 

Knowledge of multi-tool and multi-strategy research




 

Prep for IL after college


 

Getting Started Guide @ the Libraries Guide

InfoRhode Tutorial

LIB 250:Information Research Across Disciplines

LIB 350:Current Issues of the Information Age

Custom  IL sessions for 300 and 400 level, privileging courses with IL SLO

Any course with research assignment

Capstone course support

Course Assignment LibGuides



 

Potential Future Plans: Prep for IL after university - LIB 4xx/5xx - Workplace Information Literacy

Graduate Students

A-C, E, F

Refresh concepts & skills

Sophisticated library research paradigm

Multi-tool and Multi-strategy

 

Prep for IL after university

Graduate School Orientation

Any course with research assignment

IL Consultations with Librarians

Course Assignment LibGuides

Prep for IL after research life post university



 

Potential Future Plans: LIB 4xx/5xx - Workplace Information Literacy

Instructors

Any, depending on specific needs and interests

Refresh concepts & skills

Sophisticated library research paradigm

Multi-tool and Multi-strategy


 

Information Literacy Toolkit

Develop “Train the trainer” partnership w Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

IL Consultations with Librarians

LibGuides for Course Assignments

IL Toolkit Expansion with more DIY Teaching Resources

URI & Extramural Communities

 

 

   

Custom library instruction sessions:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Rhode Island Small Business Development Center, Master Gardeners Hotline Volunteers, URI Foundation





 

 

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework#authority

These are the frames which might be most applicable, depending on the class:

  1. Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  2. Information Creation as a Process
  3. Information Has Value
  4. Research as Inquiry
  5. Scholarship as Conversation
  6. Searching as Strategic Exploration

Note: these are not meant as prescriptive, but broadly descriptive as frames that would be most appropriate at the specific level of instruction. Specific lesson plans will vary greatly (and LIB courses, especially, might introduce concepts much earlier).

Contact Information

Contact information
If you have any questions about the Libraries’ Instruction Services, please contact Chair of Public Services Deborah Mongeau or Information Literacy Librarian Mary MacDonald. Deborah can be reached by e-mail at dmongeau@uri.edu or by telephone at (401) 874-4610. Mary can be reached by e-mail at marymac@uri.edu or by telephone at (401) 874-4635.


For instruction services at the Providence Campus Library, please contact Joanna Burkhardt at jburkhardt@uri.edu or (401) 277-5130.

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