What does “Information Literacy” mean for your institutional communities and how is this connected to student learning outcomes and achievement? How is Information Literacy practiced at your institution and what kind of human resources are in place to work towards an Information Literacy curriculum?
Since the establishment of the ACRL Framework in 2015, Information Literacy has gone beyond its original definition as a set of skills for understanding, finding, and combining information. This new perspective of Information Literacy helps prepare students to become informed citizens, which is more important than ever. In doing so we need to ensure we follow the latest knowledge on teaching, recent pedagogies of learning, while also including digital tools. With the IL survey we aimed to map the current IL practice at AMICAL institutions, including the voice of different key stakeholders.
At this session the first results from both Library and Faculty/IT/Instructional Technologists questionnaires will be presented. With a major aim to indicate spaces for IL improvement the researcher will try to facilitate a discussion where participants will be able to share their insights and help plan the next steps of the AMICAL IL community. We’ll focus on identifying drivers in our communities (both librarians and faculty/IT people), ways to understand their voice and needs better, as well as ways to support institutions to embed IL further in their curricula.