Nevada Library Association Annual Conference - 2019; November 2-4, 2019

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Sunday, November 3 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Upgrading Information Literacy in First-year English Composition: Mapping Student Learning Outcomes to the ACRL Framework

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In response to the shifting trends of library instruction for first-year English Composition courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, a team from Research & Instructional Services collaborated with the English Department’s Core Writing Program to identify intended learning goals and differentiated outcomes for each course, develop a bank of shared information literacy activities to address those outcomes, and avoid redundancy in information literacy instruction. Working in teams and using recent ENG 101 and ENG 102 syllabi as a starting point, the presenters identified course learning outcomes with information literacy components. From the course outcomes, the presenter's wrote information literacy learning outcomes that were tied to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education and identified or developed activities for each information literacy learning outcome. The presenters will share strategies for mapping student learning outcomes, creating a shared activity bank, designing interactive learning exercises, and marketing newly scaffolded instruction to faculty.

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Rayla Tokarz

Information Literacy Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
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Tati Mesfin

Instructional Librarian, University of Nevada Reno-Library
Tati Mesfin provides information literacy instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She helps support English Composition faculty and first-year students with their research. Her research interests include peer-assisted learning and reference services.
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Rosalind Bucy

Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno
Rosalind Bucy is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she supports faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research for the Humanities and Core Writing.

Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm PST
Pyramid Room