Workshop: Authentically Assessing Information Literacy through Library and Discipline Faculty Collaborations    

Course ID - CTD0558f

Short Title: Collaborating on LO4    

 Audience    Faculty 
Length of Workshop:       4 hours (2.5 workshop hours, 1.5 post workshop hours) 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

This workshop is part of the Kendall Academic Speaker's Series, which brings experts in various disciplines to the Kendall Campus to address the faculty on new and innovative teaching and learning strategies that can be incorporated into their courses. Debra Gilchrist, Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectives for Pierce College, will present several ways that discipline faculty can collaborate with librarians to support students information literacy development. The first hour will be a lecture, followed by 90 minutes of an interactive workshop to help faculty and librarians use authentic assessment as a means for developing students information literacy. The lecture will highlight successful collaborations at other institutions of higher learning where LO4 is an instructional focus.
Participants will produce an academic strategy (lesson, project or activity) to improve student's information literacy. The academic strategy is due to the workshop organizer, Glenda Phipps, Library Director for Hialeah Campus, within two weeks of the workshop. Professional Development credit is only available to those who attend the lecture, the hands-on workshop and submit a lesson, project or activity to the workshop organizer within two weeks. Participants are welcome to attend only the lecture.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Define information literacy and share 2 examples of how it is taught and assessed in discipline courses
  •  Design strategies to foster student growth in information literacy
  •  Identify ways to collaborate with Library faculty and/or incorporate research resources of MDC libraries or the Internet to improve student learning


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Course ID: CTD0558f 
Course Title: Collaborating on LO4 
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How to Register

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