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					Faculty Toolbox for
Information Literacy
   What is Information Literacy?
 How do we know if students are
  information literate?
 What are students' entry skills upon
  admission to the university, and is
  there a significant change in skill
  levels from the freshman year to
  graduation?
 How does the library contribute to
  information literacy?
 Does information literacy make a
  difference to students’ academic
  success and retention?
Why Incorporate Information
Literacy Into Your Classes?
   Assessment Requirements at
    the University of Pittsburgh

   Middle States Commission on
    Higher Education

   Other Assessment Agencies
     For example: ABET
  Assessment Requirements
at the University of Pittsburgh

                Visit the Provost Web site:
                    www.pitt.edu/~provost/
                     requirements.html


                Graduates of the University
                of Pittsburgh will be able to:
                “Gather and evaluate information
                effectively and appropriately.”
Middle States Commission on
      Higher Education
          Several skills, collectively referred to
           as “information literacy,” apply to all
           disciplines in an institution’s
           curricula.

          These skills relate to a student’s
           competency in acquiring and
           processing information in the search
           for understanding.
Middle States Commission on
      Higher Education
      These skills include the ability to:
   Determine the nature and extent of needed information;
   Access information effectively and efficiently;
   Evaluate critically the sources and content of information;
   Incorporate selected information in the learner’s
    knowledge base and value system;
   Use information effectively to accomplish a specific
    purpose;
   Understand the economic, legal and social issues
    surrounding the use of information.
  Other Assessment Agencies


Visit the ABET
  Web site:
  www.abet.org/
assessment.shtml
How to Incorporate Information
        Literacy Skills


       Assess                 Develop
                Information
                  Literacy
                    Plan


                Implement
      Where Do You Start?

 Visit the ULS Information Literacy Web site
 Explore the ULS Online Tutorials
 Investigate the SAILS Test
 Contact a ULS Librarian
             Where Do You Start?

  Visit the ULS
   Information
  Literacy site:
www.library.pitt.edu/
 services/classes/
   infoliteracy/
Where Do You Start?

                  Explore our
                Online Tutorials!
               www.library.pitt.edu/s
                 ervices/classes/
                   infoliteracy/
                  teaching.html
Where Do You Start?
           SAILS is used by the Association of
            College and Research Libraries
            (ACRL).

           Project SAILS is based on ACRL
            Information Literacy Competency
            Standards for Higher Education.

           This Web-based tool allows
            librarians, in collaboration with
            faculty, to document information
            literacy skill levels for groups of
            students and to pinpoint areas for
            improvement.
          SAILS Questions

 Forty-five questions from a randomly generated
  list of hundreds of questions.

 Takes approximately thirty minutes to complete.

 Answers are collected, scores and reports can
  be generated by class, department or school.
SAILS Sample Questions
SAILS Sample Questions
    Contact a ULS Librarian
                    Oakland
                    Marian Hampton
                    hamptonm@pitt.edu
                    412-648-7770


                    Regional Campuses
Bradford                                Greensburg
Marietta Frank                          Jacob Deininger
marietta@pitt.edu                       deinj37@pitt.edu
814-362-7614                            724-836-7170

Johnstown                               Titusville
Melissa Mallon                          Patrick Hall
mnmallon@pitt.edu                       phall2@pitt.edu
814-269-7287                            814-827-4414
      The University Library System (ULS)
Serving information literacy needs on all five campuses




Bradford                                       Greensburg




Johnstown               Oakland                  Titusville

				
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