Chronology of Information Literacy Events at SUNY Oswego 1989 – ALA Final Report - Presidential Committee on Information Literacy 1994 – Karen Shockey – hired as “full time/temporary” assistant head of library instruction at SUNY Oswego. All English 102 classes are taught using outcomes based on basic skills required to find information in Penfield Library 1998 – “Old” General Education requirements replaced by General Education 1998 requirements. Computer literacy is required as a component. Jim began dissertation data collection that led to the Three Directions Model. 1999 – Mary Beth Bell, Library Director, Karen Shockey and Barbara Shaffer (instruction librarians) hired. SUNY Council of Library Directors issues their final report of guidelines for information literacy. A RFP is put out SUNY-wide for creation of an information literacy tutorial. Ulster CC is selected to produce the tutorial. Karen attends the first annual Information Literacy Immersion program. Jim begins analysis of data collected in 1998. 2000- ACRL Standards for Information Literacy come out. Ulster CC produces and distributes information literacy tutorial for use SUNY- wide. SUNY BOT comes out with information management requirement for General Education. SUNY Oswego General Education 2000 requirements written which include “information management.” Jim Nichols (instruction librarian) hired. Instruction Team is complete Begin writing information literacy tutorial (based on Ulster CC tutorial) 2001 – Oswego’s information literacy tutorial (1st version) completed and tested. Campus Middle States review. Next review will require more emphasis on information literacy. Middle States Association issues new criteria regarding information literacy outcomes and assessment. Three Directions Model developed by Jim. 2002 – Worked with English department to utilize tutorial with all English 102 classes 2003 – Article published in CRL re: information literacy tutorial. Jim presents at Beyond Chalk & Talk II conference re: information literacy (What’s the Deal With Information Literacy? And Why Should I Care? A Teacher’s Guide to Information Literacy). LibQual survey – information literacy noted. 2004 – Begin talks with campus General Education Council re: including information literacy as a separate part within the Information Management (fall) - (at this time, information management was defined and tested as computer literacy only). By spring, the General Education Council recommends that the Information Management component include information literacy as a component (in addition to computer literacy). In the spring, Associate Provost requests that the library assess information literacy skill and knowledge at the basic level in accordance with state General Education requirements. Librarians develop a rubric based on the ACRL standards, and complete the assessment. This is to be done on a 3- year cycle. Next assessment for the State: Spring 2007. Now Provost begins. 2005 – The new information management setup (information literacy & computer literacy) passed in faculty assembly. Summer/fall – Information Literacy Outcomes matrix (based on ACRL information literacy standards) developed. Jim Nichols and Karen Shockey present at the First Annual Symposium on Learning & Teaching. Outcomes matrix explained and distributed. Karen takes an online ACRL course re: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes where she develops plan for infusing and assessing information literacy in her liaison areas. Campus-wide library visioning process begins. Faculty comments strongly support information literacy. 2006 – Library visioning process continues into spring. First “Information Literacy Infusion /Deployment Team” meets. Discusses possible problems and possible solutions/methods for infusing information literacy across the curriculum. 5 departments are represented by the team members. Departmental visits (in conjunction with the Associate Provost, Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator of Library Instruction, area liaison, and Library Director) to discuss infusion of information literacy begun. Began using the information literacy tutorial to assess information literacy knowledge and skills of students attempting to waive out of a basic computing class (computer and information literacy being assessed in 2 separate but required sessions). Information literacy outcomes matrix widely distributed on campus (Arts and Sciences chairs meeting – attended by Karen Shockey, Jim Nichols and Mary Beth Bell), Faculty Assembly, Library Council and various departments. 2007 – Workshop for librarians held to begin drafting plans for infusing information literacy into their liaison areas. Contributed comments on the Middle States mid-term report regarding the infusion of information literacy across the curriculum. SUNY Oswego Graduation Outcomes Proposal (draft) notes a number of information literacy outcomes. Second round of state mandated General Education information literacy basic knowledge/skills assessment completed.
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