Annual Symposium - Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Session II Rowland

Integrated Learning: Information Literacy in the Discovery Core

Danielle Rowland, M.L.I.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian, CUSP)

Library and information science literature shows that integrating information literacy instruction into course content through faculty/librarian collaboration increases student information literacy learning more than traditional “one‐shot” library instruction sessions. But what precisely does it mean to “integrate” information literacy into a course? How does information literacy align with the CUSP Learning Goals? What should the librarian’s role be? How should that role differ according to the level of the students’ information literacy development? 

This poster will examine different methods for integrating information literacy instruction into Discovery Core (DC) courses, with a particular focus on information literacy development for first year students.   We will explore the impacts of these methods on student learning, referencing both library and information science literature and expertise gained from integrating information literacy instruction into courses on our own campus.