Innovative Tools in Information Literacy Instruction

Saturday, 14 February 2015
Exhibit Hall (San Jose Convention Center)
Zoe Pettway Unno, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Information literacy is an important skill for the undergraduate science student to develop. It promotes critical thinking skills that they will use beyond the university setting.  Librarians are often involved in teaching information literacy skills in brief sessions that are part of required courses to support assignments.  It is necessary to quickly engage the students during these sessions in order to ensure that they learn how to determine the type of information they need, where to locate the information, how to search for the information and evaluate it, and how to cite the sources correctly.  Through the use of innovative technology tools, the science librarian can engage students in acquiring the skills as defined in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy standards.  This poster includes examples of tools used in one-shot information literacy instruction sessions and their efficacy in helping the students engage with the material and master the literacy skills they are designed to promote.