Keynote Address: Conceptualizing Information Literacy

Conceptualizing Information Literacy 
Keynote address by Patricia Iannuzzi from the University of California, Berkeley, delivered at the Baruch College Newman Library on May 19, 2000.

Panel: Partnership with Faculty/ Building Institutional Support

Information Literacy, the University at Albany, and SUNY  
Information Literacy, the University at Albany, and SUNY
by Trudi Jacobson from the University at Albany.

Panel: Assessment and Information Literacy

Information Literacy, Learning Outcomes, and Authentic Assessment
Information Literacy, Learning Outcomes, and Authentic Assessment 
by Patricia Iannuzzi of the University of California at Berkeley

Assessment and Information Literacy: Background and a Story
Assessment and Information Literacy 
by Terry Mech from King's College

Information and Literacy Assessment
Information Literacy Assessment 
by Carol Wright from Penn State University
Discussion Groups 
Blackboard Course Information
Blackboard Course Information
Barbara Feknous, CUNY/Baruch 

Development Web-Based Tutorials
Developing Web-based Tutorials
Gloria Meisel and Veronica Kenausis, SUNY/Westchester Community College; Linda Roccos (coordinator), CUNY/Staten Island

Pre-college Outreach
Pre-college Outreach 
A description of the discussion and info on the group participants. Group participants are:  

Beth Evans, Brooklyn College; Rebecca Albrecht, Motorola Library, Pace University; Yvonne Bennett, Medgar Evers College; Debbie Cestone, Pelham Memorial High School / Pelham Middle School; Diane DeVeaux, Hunter College High School; Louise Fluk, Fiorello H. La Guardia Community College; Allan Mirwis, Kingsborough Community College; Peggy Perrin, New York Law School; MaryAnn Ryer, Raritan Valley Community College; Patricia Sarles, Canarsie High School

Conceptualizing Distance Learning & Information Literacy
Conceptualizing Distance Learning & Info Literacy
by Marianne Buehler from Rochester Institute of Technology

Endnote: Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future
by Sharon Bonk from Queens College, CUNY

Poster Sessions

Integrating the Knowledge Maze into Shaping a Life
Leslie Murtha and Lisa Vecchioli, Rutgers University
The real test of the usefulness and effectiveness of a tutorial is in its use by the intended audience. Thus, ensuring that students and faculty use a new tool is an important factor in its success. We will present information on how the Rutgers University Libraries online tutorial, Knowledge Maze, was integrated into the Douglass College mission course for first-year students, Shaping a Life. We will discuss the information literacy component of Shaping a Life, the development and features of knowledge Maze, and the way in which both components came together in the Shaping a Life curriculum.

Information Technology Literacy: Laying the Technical Foundation for Information Fluency
Annmarie B. Singh, Hofstra University
Given the ubiquity of information, technology, and information technology in all aspects of contemporary American society, it is imperative that students acquire core information and technology competencies that will serve them not only during their educational careers, but throughout their entire lives. It is becoming apparent to us (librarians and information literacy educators) that the skills and competencies required of an individual to achieve information literacy are experiential, conceptual, and intellectual. Acquisition of these skills requires new cognitive abilities and infrastructures of students so that they not only function, but perform in the higher education environment fluently. I will present two cognitive models of an information researcher and outline comprehensive technical skills that when combined, will afford a new model of the information fluent student who will be better equipped to meet and exceed the current information literacy standards as established by ACRL in January 2000.

The Evolution of an Information Literacy Course
Susan Rubin, Manhattanville College
The history of the Manhattanville College Library's Information Literacy course will be displayed from its inception, as Library Skills, to its current content. Information Literacy: Critical Skills for a Changing World(LIS1001), a one-credit course, is a graduation requirement with a registration of approximately 300 students per semester. It is taken the same semester as Writing and Research, a required English course, and students research the same topic for both courses. This approach provides a concrete need for students to learn the research tools, evaluation techniques, and technological skills being taught. Details of the current syllabus will be provided.

Syllabus Fall 2000
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The Evolution of an Information Literacy Course

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