Creating Information Literacy Toolkits for HBCU Libraries--Undergraduate Research

Your Name and Title:

kYmberly Keeton

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Inman E. Page Library, Lincoln University MO

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Jefferson City, MO

Language in Which You Will Present:

English

Target Audience(s):

Academic Librarians, African American Librarians, HBCU Colleges & Libraries, Information Literacy Librarians, Research Librarians, University Librarians

Short Session Description (one line):

By creating an information literacy plan and an online toolkit that the entire campus can use for research purposes, faculty and students will be equipped with the necessary tools to become better researchers, understand the importance of citing information and the significance of searching for peer-reviewed articles.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Information literacy is the set of research skills needed to access, retrieve, and analyze information. By creating an information literacy plan and an online toolkit that the entire campus can use for research purposes, faculty and students will be equipped with the necessary tools to become better researchers, understand the importance of citing information and the significance of searching for peer-reviewed articles. In like manner, meeting with faculty members one-on-one and examining what is needed for students will allow librarians the opportunity to create toolkits that foster the exact needs of the collegiate student body (and in their departments).

As an information literacy librarian, I have had the opportunity to speak with our faculty senate, meet with different professors, and assess the research needs of students at Lincoln University-Missouri. I decided to take a look at top universities in the United States to review how they are making an impact in their libraries along with being a support system for faculty members. One of the major issues that faculty shared with me is that their students are not aware of the different types of resources that can be used for research, along with knowing the proper way to cite information. Creating an information literacy (marketing) plan and toolkit (along with libguides) is one of the major facets that has worked, as well as teaching workshops in classes, and offering one-on-one workshops for students.

Steps to Creating an Information Literacy Plan/Toolkit:

*Meet with Faculty Members/Departments

*Create Information Literacy Plan-Campaign

*Design Toolkit or LibGuide Website

*Debut Toolkit - Market - Book Workshops

 

Research Reviewed for Lincoln University-Missouri:

American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency

Temple University: http://library.temple.edu/services/faculty/infolit/more

The Ohio State University: http://library.osu.edu/toolkit/

Delaware Community College: http://library.osu.edu/toolkit/

University of North Carolina Wilmington: http://library.uncw.edu/info_lit/faculty

 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

www.thehbculibrarian.wordpress.com

https://thehbculibrarian.wordpress.com/research/

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