Education & Curriculum

Information Literacy

One of my first library school classes was entitled “Information Literacy and Instructional Design.” We spent a grand total of less than one class session* discussing what information literacy is, based on the ALA’s information literacy competency standards for higher education (more on this later). We spent no time on how to be information literate; in … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

HLS Weekly Round Up

Editor’s Note: This new series features a weekly round-up of interesting articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits related to the world of library school. Enjoy! Becky I loved the Amelia Bedelia books as a child. And since information literacy has been in the twitter-verse recently, this column about a long-standing Wikipedia hoax … Continue reading

Education & Curriculum

[Series] Experiencing LIS – Information Literacy & Instruction

Carolyn Caffrey is in her last semester of the MLS program at Indiana University Bloomington. Originally from Southern California she relocated to the land of corn where she works in instruction and reference. She is an aspiring instruction librarian, who loves roller derby, office supplies, spring, and critical information literacy. You can find her on … Continue reading

Big Picture

Redefining Information Literacy for the Networked World

Please welcome another guest, April Martin! April L Martin is a second year MLIS student at the  University of Washington.  Her interests include reference, preservation, anti-Googlization, oral history archives, historical research, Facebook scrabble, reading great books, Nina Simone, talking, and long walks on the beach. One of the hot topics on the HLS wiki was information literacy — Here’s … Continue reading