Academician's Guide to Information Literacy
"The following brief guide provides an introduction to the concept of information literacy and model information literacy programs. It is designed specifically for academic administrators and faculty. Each of the four sections of the guide includes links to other web resources that provide additional information." American Library Association's Institute for Information Literacy.
The Association of College and Research Libraries, part of the American Library Association, has put together this Web site which is "...a gateway to and a gathering place for resources on information literacy focused on improving the teaching, learning, and research role of the higher education community."
Exemplary Practices In Teaching Web Evaluation
Guidelines for Developing library assignments
Term Paper Alternatives (University of California, Berkeley)
Ideas for Library / Research Assignments
Created by San Jose library and San Jose University.
Describes assignments and the ACRL Information Literacy Competency goals incorporated into each of them.
Breaks down library assignments according to disciplines. Includes the classs syllabus, the assignments and how the competencies are integrated.
Accounting - http://guides.library.fullerton.edu/infocomp/Accounting/InformationCompetencyInitiative-seniorlevelproject.doc
Business Communication www.sjlibrary.org/services/literacy/info_comp/Business.pdf
Economics - http://www.coloradocollege.edu/Library/instruction/assa.html
Marketing - http://guides.library.fullerton.edu/infocomp/Marketing/353assignments.doc
Elementary Education - www.sjlibrary.org/services/literacy/info_comp/Education.pdf
Follow a piece of legislation through Congress. Analyze not only the positions of various Senators and Representatives, but also the activity of different interest groups. See how lobbying and/or campaign contributions seem to affect the final decision. Have a class debate on the legislation.
Have students follow either a foreign policy issue, or a piece of legislation in another country in a way similar to the above.
Draft a piece of state or federal legislation regarding an important issue. Show how the proposed legislation is supported by research relating to the issue.
Retrieve mass media article about a specific Supreme Court case. Compare the mass media article to original Supreme Court case in order to evaluate reliability, accuracy, and point of view or bias
Performing & Fine Arts
Write a review of a musical performance, play, or art exhibit. Include some background on the composer, author, or artist and on the history of that person's work and its critical reception.
Examine the experimental design, data, and interpretation of the data in a research paper for adequacy and consistency. [Professor may want to hand out questions, to pinpoint specific aspects of the article].
Find a fact or statistic in a magazine article. Have students research the statistic. Where did it originally come from? Is it used correctly?