INF 382S - Library Instruction and Information Literacy
Graduate standing. Information Studies 382D is strongly recommended.
History of instruction in information service settings; learning theory, including learning styles; professional organizations involved in supporting instruction; instructional delivery modes and materials; and evaluation.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Library Instruction (LI) and Information Literacy (IL)
a 3-credit face-to-face graduate class for those of you seeking to explore and practice the place of instruction in the information professions
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m., UTA 1.210A
Unique Number: 27750
Instructor: Dr. Loriene Roy
Course Description: History of instruction in information service settings; learning theory, including learning styles; professional organizations involved in supporting instruction; instructional delivery modes and materials; and evaluation.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. INF 382D (Introduction to Information Sources and Services, AKA Basic Reference) is strongly recommended.
Instructor Information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Office:UTA 5.444; Office phone number: 512-471-3959; Office Hour: By appointment
Objectives: The aims of the course are to:
provide an overview of the history of LI in information settings.
provide experience in planning selected LI activities.
develop familiarity with issues, basic concepts, and terminology related to LI.
develop practical skills useful in creating and evaluating in-house LI documents.
develop practical skills useful in providing formal lecture presentations.
develop practical skills useful in providing electronic demonstrations.
become aware of the role of professional organizations in LI.
acquire some knowledge of learning theory.
become aware of a wide range of LI programs used in library and information science settings using a range of formats and methods and tailored for a range of clientele.
contribute to the development of a service-based LI project.
Readings: Check the class schedule for selected assigned readings. Students are also expected to seek out supportive readings.
Our required text book is:
Grassian, Esther S. and Joan R. Kaplowitz. Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. New York; London: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 9781555706661. The textbook should be available at the UT Co-Op.
You might also want to search for full text articles through the "Library & Information Science Source" database available through the University Libraries website, lib.utexas.edu.
Lead one class discussion, providing a summary of a reading and engaging the audience in an active learning activity [team work and group work];
Provide a formal presentation on a LI organization or LI exemplary site. The presentation will include an html document or PowerPoint slides and a one-page double-sided handout [team work: one team to present and a second team will provide an oral response to lead class discussion];
Conduct an interview of a practicing instruction specialist, transcribe the interview, and write a reflective essay on lessons learned;
Use search skills, reference skills, and understanding of learning theory/differences to prepare an in-house customized instruction product on an acceptable topic: LibGuide [individual work];
Use search skills, reference skills, and understanding of learning theory/differences to Prepare an in-house customized instruction product on an acceptable topic: Pathfinder [individual work];
Use reference and instruction skills to create an instruction video on an acceptable topic [individual, team work, and group work].
Participation including contributing definitions, serving as a lecture delivery coach to a classmate, and other reflections of participation.
You will need to:
1. Agree to serve as a classmate’s lecture delivery coach and send me an email confirming this.
2. Sign up to lead a class discussion on a reading;
3. Sign up to give a formal presentation on a LI Organization or a LI exemplary site;
4. Sign up to respond to a student presentation on a LI Organization or a LI exemplary site;
5. Sign up for the interview of a practicing instruction specialist;
6. Sign up for your LibGuide and Pathfinder topic;
7. Sign up to contribute content and IT support for the instruction video;
8. Contribute to class discussions including frequent and prompt postings to Canvas.
No letter grades are assigned to individual assignments. Instead, each assignment will be worth a certain number of points, as designated above. Points will be totaled at the end of the semester.
950-1000+ points = A; 900-949 = A-; 870-899 = B+; 830-869 = B; 800-829 = B-; 770-799 = C+; 730-769 = C; 700-729 = C-