MLA/DLA 2019 Conference Highlights: What if… you can overhaul information literacy competencies, outcomes, and rubrics all in a single summer?

Each week between now and the 2019 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD.  For more information about the conference and to register, visit the MLA conference website

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What if…you can overhaul information literacy competencies, outcomes, and rubrics all in a single summer?

Thursday, May 2nd

10:30 – 11:30 am

Jill E. Burke, Elizabeth Godwin, Anne Sleeman, & Jamie Witman

Four community college librarians worked during the summer of 2018 to update their library’s student information literacy competencies and Student Learning Outcomes. Our discussions resulted not in a simple update, but a substantial, critical reimagination of what students need to know to navigate the modern information landscape and how we can support faculty in identifying these competencies in freshman and sophomore work. Strategic college committee appointments enabled us to implement the products of our efforts via the institutional course and program review/development process. We will be reporting on our progress in infusing these into our activities and in the broader general education program.

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