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Presentation
Teaching Information Literacy with Authentic Problems: Creating and Using an Online Module
Library Faculty & Staff Presentations
  • Heather Leary, Utah State University
  • Wendy Holliday, Utah State University
  • Anne R. Diekema, Utah State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
4-24-2009
Abstract
The American Library Association defines information literacy as a “set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.” Students in an academic setting need to learn how to learn about all kinds of information. Committed to finding innovative ways to teach students information literacy skills, Utah State University’s Library Instruction Program created a free online course to teach these skills. This presentation will explain the course, why and how it was created, the problem based approach using authentic scenarios, the value it adds to library instruction, and how it can be integrated into a curriculum.
Comments
This presentation was given at the Utah Library Association 2009 annual conference. To access the course visit ITLS OCW Information Literacy course.
Citation Information
Heather Leary, Wendy Holliday and Anne R. Diekema. "Teaching Information Literacy with Authentic Problems: Creating and Using an Online Module" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anne_diekema/2/