LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

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Bridges Near and Far: Forming Innovative Collaborations

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Belmont University's information literacy plan includes three initiatives: 1) integrate information literacy into the curriculum; 2) enhance the educational environment in the library; and 3) strengthen collaboration on information literacy goals. The plan has produced an integrated General Education/information literacy curriculum, an inviting library study and research space, and collaboration on a course ranking scale that measures library resource needs. Liaison librarians work with department chairs to complete the scale, and the rankings are factored into the budget allocation formula for the upcoming fiscal year. This session will describe the process by which this program was developed, from its beginnings to the present, and expectations for future growth. Descriptions of the curricular components, sample lesson activities, and the course ranking scale will be provided. After attending this session, participants will be able to:

-Identify key players at their institutions whose support will enable an information literacy program to go forward

-Identify common courses into which information literacy might be integrated

-Identify possible collaborative partners

-Sketch out learning outcomes unique to each common course

-Envision new and more productive uses for library space

-Create new liaison roles for librarians