14 March 2009

ACRL2009: Information Literacy Pecha Kucha

I am trying to capture the amazing ideas that moved around the table during today's lunchtime roundtables. Camille Andrews at Cornell facilitated an really great conversation. Many thanks to her. Here are my disjointed notes on the conversation.

Berkley’s Mellon Grant
Alternative IL Standards. Great conversation on this in ili-l.

Cornell Undergraduate Information Competency Initiative: weeklong institute with campus faculty working with partners on improving assignments.

Blending multiple literacies: technology, media, IT, research fluency
What are the NEW MEDIA LITERACIES? Macarthur foundation: Digital Media and Learning. How are their differing criteria in media literacy than information literacy?

Craig Gibson “Prisms Around Student Learning,” Educause.

Colbert on Wikipedia: True Enough

The argument that students have an assignment so Do students really need to know how to find x, y, and z? They are so savvy…do they need traditional instruction anymore? Do they need us to tell them how to use our resources?

How to get librarians away from how-to and into thinking about concepts.
Let’s spend time thinking about keyword development: what are they going to search?

How unique we are to have an embedded program—the fact that I don’t have to fight for seeing students, that I have to struggle on what to cover when! WOW—I need to be in programs that are looking to embed.

Rather talk to them about how to use a book, how to drill a bibliography, how to evaluate a source.

Is anyone asking students what they want to know to do? How are we building our assumptions about what they need to know?

IL Resources
• “35 Standards Based Activities for Information Literacy: Mary McDonald”
• Doug Cook, “Library Cookbook”
• “Information Literacy meet Library 2.0” by Peter Godwin

Getting in touch with the faculty: Letting faculty know that they are teaching information literacy and they don’t even know it.


Jean Doolittle said...

I liked your question...is anyone asking students what they want to know? How are we making our assumptions? As educators today, we need to be relevant! I enjoyed your posts! I found them on a Google Alert that I set up on professional development. Keep up the good work!

Camille said...

Thanks for your enthusiastic participation in the roundtable and for the writeup! The slides are now posted at http://www.slideshare.net/ca92/il-20-pecha-kucha.