This presentation describes strategies used to transform a traditional information literacy session to include digital literacy components. The main goal of this project is twofold: collaborating with faculty in creating digital activities to keep students engaged and facilitating the students’ acquisition of a new set of skills.
Is teaching information literacy still relevant in a world where the means for communicating and disseminating information have changed drastically? Is digital literacy still the realm of instructor librarians? Is it time to share the responsibility with faculty and create new collaborative projects? Or should librarians pass the baton entirely? This presentation will show an attempt of restructuring information literacy sessions traditionally facilitated by a Librarian to include some kind of digital component. With a multimedia approach and the use of digital pedagogy, possible collaborations with faculty are highlighted to create instruction more conducive to the acquisition of digital literacy skills. The main goal of this challenging experience is to help the students staying engaged throughout the learning process and to facilitate the acquisition of skills that might be different from those acquired with the traditional information literacy instruction.