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Building Information Literacy into Research Assignments: Working with library resources in the classroom. By Jeffrey Kroessler.
Not so long ago, the classroom could function comfortably apart from the library. The library was the place where students went to conduct research for class assignments. That world has vanished. Information Literacy across the curriculum is now the mandate, and it is more crucial than ever for classroom faculty and librarians to work together to assure that students have the best chance for successfully completing research assignments. At times, however, librarians are left at a loss. If the assignment cannot be completed with the library resources on hand – and honestly, we have a wealth of resources both in print and electronic formats, far more, in fact than almost any private institution – the student will leave defeated. How can we work to avoid that sour outcome? (more…)