By: Andrea Gillaspy-Steinhilper in Instructional Design July 16, 2012
Community College instructors have a great deal to teach: study skills, a college orientation to education, and the actual course information for their discipline. They also know that their students must be information literate, must know how to find supplementary information for each course, how to use information effectively, and how to credit their sources appropriately. In this regard, Washington State Community and Technical Colleges have been working under an LSTA grant on Information Literacy from 2008-2012 (Washington). Lower Columbia College libraries have been using the grant to integrate librarians or library tutorials into face-to-face and online classes, thereby offering information literacy instruction to students without increasing the teaching load of the discipline instructors. When incorporated with research assignments, this instruction, along with embedded librarians, facilitates both student learning and faculty grading of assignments. Read more...
Andrea Gillaspy-Steinhilper is a reference librarian at Lower Columbia College.
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Tags: college librarians, improving student research skills, Librarian-faculty collaboration, teaching undergraduate research