Friday, January 8, 2016

Information Literacy and Recent Graduates: New from PIL | Library Babel Fish | Inside Higher Ed

From Barbara Fister's Library Babel Fish about the new report from Project Information Literacy
This bears further reading and discussion. I'm firing this off right away because the note that students don't feel prepared "to formulate and ask questions of their own" strikes a chord with a major theme/concept that we have been wrestling with in our information literacy program here at SUNY Oswego. This indicates one of the reasons that our response to the ACRL Framework features Question as one of three basic concepts in the Research Process. That is, students struggle to learn how to raise their own questions. The other reasons are that we as librarians and writing teachers still don't know how to teach independent questioning, at least not well; and that questions and answers somehow drive what we as humans experience as informative.

Information Literacy Learning Goals at SUNY Oswego: Question, Discover Sources, Use Sources
Video overview of our framework: The Research Process