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Information Literacy   Tags: faculty, library services, scholarly research, teaching  

Explore and consider the many ways librarians and library resources can assist your students in creating, accessing, and evaluating information.
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Every Valpo college, department, or program has a subject librarian who works closely with you and with our students. Give us a call, send us an email, invite us to a departmental meeting, or stop by for a coffee break with us at Grinders!

Your subject librarian will:

  • Provide information literacy instruction 

  • Create online research guides 

  • Develop library resource collections to support your teaching and research 

  • Assist with course development

Request support for your classes or make an appointment with your subject librarian to discuss how we can collaborate to best support our students' information literacy education.


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Information Literacy Program Objectives and Learning Indicators

The Information Literacy Program Objectives and Learning Indicators document was written by library faculty to support the on-going work of Valpo's Information Literacy Program which includes, as a core objective, vertical curricular integration of information literacy across disciplines. 

The document was designed to meet the needs of Valpo's community of learners while drawing on the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework places information literacy within a conceptual structure where the organizing “frames” are threshold concepts.

The six frames:

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

Valpo's library faculty turned these frames into measureable program-level learning objectives for our Information Literacy Program. The program's seven learning objectives are linked to one of the corresponding frames; the Information has Value frame is linked to two objectives.

In the Learning Indicators section, the document unpacks each objective using language and examples that are accessible to a wide campus audience. 


Smart Talks: Project Information Literacy

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Key Findings from Project Information Literacy


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