Don’t panic! More than likely, you won’t need to change much of what you do. You might just need to change how you look at assignments, both when you’re creating them and later during evaluation.
First, let’s talk about what you’re getting yourself into. The Association for College and Research Libraries defines Information Literacy as “a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information.”
OJC’s information literacy ILO’s are:
The rubric will help you determine where your students are for each outcome. Library staff can help you if you get stuck.
Here are some general guidelines to use when creating assignments that incorporate information literacy:
Remember, you don’t have to assign a complete research paper to assess information literacy! Some suggestions: