Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 30th Session Part 3: Planning an IL Program and an Overview of Assessment

Last session we polled many of you about what you'd like covered in part 3. Some people were interested in how one creates an Information Literacy Plan, while others were interested in assessment. We will be giving a short overview of both. We have enjoyed very much your participation in both the offline discussions in the blog and the synchronous chat going on in the I-Vocalize workshop. It's been great seeing the level of activity for this workshop. We hope this will be a good starting point for all of you in planning where you'd like to go next with your own instructional programs. After today, the blog will still be here for you to continue the discussion, to post questions, and to interact with other participants and with us.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries

Some of you have been asking about how to set up a program from scratch. Other than looking at the Best Practices information at the ACRL Web site, also look at the Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries. There are some clear suggestions for helping you map out your program design, human resources, and support. Also included is an excellent bibliography.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Best Practices Workshop Part 2

Tomorrow we will be talking about the Best Practices Checklist that you can download from the Web page under "Resources and Links" (see the top of the page) . We will also focus on how to cultivate faculty or administrator buy-in to information literacy initiatives. I hope you can join us!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Archive Posted

The recorded archive from the first workshop session is now available on the workshop website. You may also download the slides from the first session and view them using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Welcome! Please Introduce Yourselves!

Welcome to the TLT Group/ACRL workshop Information Literacy Best Practices. This blog is the place to post questions, discuss with other people in the workshop, and exchange ideas. To add to the blog, reply to each post in the comments section. Workshop leaders will be adding posts as we continue throughout the workshop. Please check back here for updates and more information.

Let's start by introducing ourselves to one another. Please give us your name, title and institution. Also, how do you hope to improve information literacy at your institution? What are some of the biggest challenges you currently face?