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Information Literacy Program at Decker Library

A toolkit for MICA's Information Literacy Program


Because this course varies widely in assignment type and content, it can be taught in a synchronous or asynchronous manner.

  • Synchronous: If the class has an assigned that will require library instruction, a synchronous option is best. 
  • Asynchronous: Not all Frameworks courses see a need to have library instruction. However, they would benefit from reusable content videos that faculty members can assign to students, since they will be necessarily spending less time in the library this year.

Reusable Content (Full Lesson Plans and/or activities)

A basic template for this course would be to move from a concept map to teaching students how to search for and evaluate a source. Below you'll find a few different examples of what a successful Frameworks class might look like.

Classes With An Assignment

Examples of lesson plans for classes with an assignment:

Some best practices for classes with an assignment:

  • Break down the assignment
  • Relate instruction to assignment and student work in general

Classes Without An Assignment

Here are a few examples of lesson plans that generally touch on library work and can be taught without an assignment associated with them:

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