This is an in depth rethinking of the IL program in ACT based on the ACRL Immersion 2018 program. We aim to present our design and activate our community of stakeholders to participate in our new integrated into the disciplines IL curriculum.
The Bissell Library presents the new integrated to the disciplines IL curriculum plan. The cross-departmental and cross-level IL teaching provides equal IL learning experience to all ACT students. In the Library effort to effectively achieve this goal, two librarians attended the ACRL Immersion 2018.
The first phase of the project includes a careful mapping of our IL landscape which informed the design of an IL curriculum and teaching with a scaffolding structure to follow the advancing difficulty of the levels, as well as to cover the variation of needs of the various disciplines. In addition to the re-design, specific courses needed to be selected so that Information Literacy can be successfully integrated into them.
The second phase, the Appreciative Integration, has to deal with the communication procedure so that the administration, other relevant stakeholders and the corresponding faculty engage with and in partnership with the library to implement the new proposed IL curriculum integrated plan.
This presentation aims to show what we learnt from the new re-designed ACRL Immersion program, the thinking process involved, and to outline the project details and timetable, as well as to inspire AMICAL colleagues to consider following a similar practice.