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									           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.

    ACRL Standards for Information Literacy come out.
    Ulster CC produces and distributes information literacy tutorial for use SUNY-
    SUNY BOT comes out with information management requirement for General
    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
    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

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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