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College Writing Information Literacy Toolkit

This Toolkit helps faculty and librarians navigate the College Writing Course relationship.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to...
  1. Navigate a variety of information systems, including the library’s website, catalogs, and databases, in order to access information in various formats.
  2. Experiment with different types of search language such as keywords, synonyms, related terms, and subject terms in order to efficiently search for information.
  3. Seek guidance from experts such as librarians in order to mitigate issues that arise when completing the research assignment as well as understand what resources and services will be most useful to your specific needs.
  4. Critically evaluate sources for quality, relevance, and perspective, in order to select information most appropriate for the research assignment(s). 
  5. Recognize subject expertise or scholarly authority in order to incorporate appropriate works into the research assignment(s).
  6. Synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources in order to present a balanced ratio of sources and represent various view points in the research assignment(s).

Pro-tip: When you're working together to discuss your plan for the semester, be sure to discuss what learning outcomes each of you plans to teach to, as well as what each of you might like backup instruction. What can the librarian reiterate for your students? What can the faculty member reiterate from the library instruction session?