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Information Literacy in the Core Curriculum

Event date: Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: CTE UNH3030

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ECHO Recording of Presentation

Presentation Slides  (.pdf)

Students today grew up in the information age, with information constantly at their fingertips. They approach research expecting it to be fast and easy, and look to Google as the main authority. An important part of a college education is learning how to evaluate information sources more critically. Because of the staggering amount of information now readily available, today’s students need more guidance than ever at being able to judge different kinds of “arguments” or “proof.” Finding information is easy, but they need to know how to evaluate the quality of their information sources and where to get the “good” information. The proposed Core Curriculum will formalize and require the incorporation of important information literacy training that is currently only provided at the request of faculty. The Library is here to help you incorporate information literacy learning outcomes in First Year Seminar, Rhetorical Arts, and Flagged courses at LMU!

Presented by Susan Gardner and Elisa Slater Acosta, William H. Hannon Library

Keywords: information literacy, research, core curriculum, flagged courses

Lunch will be included, please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or (310)338-5886.

Background links for attendees: http://libguides.lmu.edu/infoliteracy (note that readings/bibliography also on here)