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Title: Incorporating Information Competency into the Curriculum


1
Incorporating Information Competency into the
Curriculum
  • Carol Womack, Santa Monica College Library

2
Information Competency
  • Definition
  • History
  • Importance in the Community College
  • New Models

3
Definition
  • ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate
    information in all its various formats
  • combines aspects of library literacy, research
    methods and technological literacy

4
Definition
  • includes consideration of the ethical and legal
    implications of information
  • requires the application of both critical
    thinking and communication skills

5
History 1980s
  • California Dept. of Education
  • American Library Association
  • Carnegie Foundation

6
History 1990s
  • CSUs info literacy planning
  • ACRL standards
  • California Community Colleges
  • CCC Council of Chief Librarians
  • CCC Academic Senate
  • CCC Board of Governors

7
History 2000
  • Academic Senate resolutions for IC graduation
    requirement
  • 2002 Board of governors
  • Present on hold

8
The Grant
  • Santa Monica College
  • Fund for Instructional Improvement
  • 97,048
  • Fall 2001 Summer 2002

9
Background
  • Initiated by faculty
  • Info comp need
  • Info Comp Task Force
  • SMC
  • 30,000 students
  • 90 academic programs
  • 20 vocational programs

10
The Goal
  • Promote innovation via faculty/staff development
  • Develop lifelong learners

11
The Objectives
  • To establish a common core of understanding
  • what information competency is (and
    isnt)
  • its importance in instruction
  • faculty required to incorporate information
    competency assignments in their classes.

12
The Objectives
  • To create information competency assignments
  • pilot group of selected courses
  • implement in the classroom

13
The Objectives
  • To increase students level of competency
  • with using a variety of information resources
  • pre- and post-test
  • use of information resources in writing a
    research paper.

14
The Objectives
  • To create an online information competency
    course
  • distance education
  • opportunity to develop own information competency.

15
The FII Grant Team
  • Director of Academic Computing
  • Assistant Dean, Library
  • Dean, English Dept.
  • President, Academic Senate
  • Chair, Professional Development Committee
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • BI Librarian

16
The Info Comp Team
  • Project Director - Jennifer Merlic, Directory of
    Academic Computing
  • Faculty
  • Carol Womack (Library)Team Leader
  • Lawrence Driscoll (English)
  • Nancy Grass-Hemmert (Speech)
  • Richard Bailey (Business)
  • Information Competency Task Force

17
The Procedures
  • Create a series of modules covering info comp
    issues
  • Technology changes
  • Pedagogical impact
  • Best practices
  • Faculty practicum (summer session)
  • Pilot Test (History 10)
  • Distance ed class for students

18
Benefits
  • For the California Community College System
  • Presentation and dissemination of info comp
    professional development curriculum
  • For Faculty
  • Understanding concepts of info comp
  • For Students
  • Development of info comp skills

19
Future
  • Expand scopelifelong learning
  • Work with other faculty and librarians
  • K-12
  • 4-year higher ed institutions

20
The Process
  • Info Comp task force recommendations
  • Content
  • Audience
  • Creation of 2-unit class
  • Pedagogy
  • Assignments
  • Organization
  • Presentation

21
The Product
  • Library 15/Education 152 unit class
  • Debut summer 2002
  • Faculty English, History, Business, Library
  • http//homepage.smc.edu/womack_carol/Library15/

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