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Located in the James E Walker Library, Room 348

Teaching Resources

Information Literacy Return to Teaching Resources

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Informationliteracy comprises "the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Information literacy is more closely tied to course-integrated instruction but it extends far beyond coordination between the reference librarian and the individual faculty member. Even a cursory review of the Information Literacy Competency Standards will show that there is much more to information literacy competence than library-related research. Students must demonstrate competencies in formulating research questions and in their ability to use information as well as an understanding of ethical and legal issues surrounding information. This requires a campus culture of collaboration and focus on student learning."
-- From ACRL Information Literacy Glossary

MTSU Resources
The center held an information literacy series in spring 2009, presented by Jason Vance (Information Literacy Librarian); Mary Ellen Pozzebun (Assistant Professor, Walker); Kristen West (Assistant Professor, Walker Library).Contact them for guidance on teaching information literacy in any course.

You may download the presentations for the First Tuesday Series on Information Literacy--

SearchPath, Walker Library tutorial designed to improve research skills

Walker Library also provides other research tools for faculty and students. Faculty can request a librarian's help in teaching research skills.

LTITC Resources

From our library--

Burkhardt, J.M., MacDonald, M.C., & Rathemacher, A.J. (2003). Teaching information literacy: 35 practical, standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago: American Library Association.

Teaching Tip on the Paper Trail Project

Online Resources: Tips and Strategies
Teaching Research by Discipline: Integrating Learning Outcomes

The Babson University Library, Information Literacy Toolbox, contains tutorials, assignments, and other good information for teaching the research process.

Western Michigan Library also has an excellent information literacy department.

Institute for Information Literacy. Sponsored by the Association for College & Research Libraries.

National Forum for Information Literacy offers a wealth of resources on teaching info lit.

For students, Research Methods Laboratory, Maricopa College, offers an online tutorial that focuses on 5 kinds of research methods--experimental, correlation, naturalistic observation, survey, case study--which students select according to a discipline. Pre- and posttests.

ZOTERO - research tool for organizing, citing, sharing resources online. One of the best on the academic web.

7 things you should know about Zotero (Educause)

Zotero Microsoft Word Integration, about-- Zotero's plugin for Microsoft Word makes it easy to cite items from your Zotero library in your Word documents.

Finding Information on the Internet Tutorial, UC-Berkeley

Lesson Templates for Teaching Research

Info Literacy Video Series (youtube)

TLT Group

E-Clips from TLT

Tilt Info Lit Tutorial

TLT Index of Info Lit Sites

ALA Best Practices

Online Publications: Viewpoints, Articles, Books...

Chronicle article on helping students find what to cite (2008)

Research and the Internet powerpoint--OWL Purdue U

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