Information literacy is a vital skill that librarians and faculty address in a variety of ways. This module is intended to address fundamental information literacy skills appropriate for students in the first two years of college. It is designed to be incorporated into any LMS for use in both online and face to face courses. The module is divided into five self-paced chapters that progress through the stages of a student research process. Each chapter should take roughly 30 minutes to complete, and covers two to three learning outcomes that lend themselves to early college student information literacy and align with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2016.
The module is designed to follow (roughly) the stages of the research process. Instructors can assign chapters to complete throughout the course or can pick and choose the chapters that meet their needs. Remixing and revising content is also encouraged!
Chapter 1: Choosing a Topic
Chapter 2: Developing a Search Strategy
Chapter 3: Ongoing Research Process
Chapter 4: Analyzing and Reviewing Your Sources
Chapter 5: Using Information Effectively
The Information Literacy Module for Early College Students is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and can be imported into any Learning Management System compatible with the Common Cartridge format. To access the cartridge, please provide your name and contact e-mail address below, so that we can keep track of downloads and can update you with any revisions. After you submit the form, you will be provided with a link to a shared Google Drive folder containing an Instructor's Manual, question pools, and file download.