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Library and Information Literacy Education @ Hope College

Information Literacy in the Disciplines

Information Literacy Education in the Disciplines

Although, in its truest sense, information literacy transcends discipline and subject, we encourage faculty to identify the key IL concepts and skills considered to be at the core of what they wish for their students to master as they work through their major(s).  Librarians currently teach sessions customized to student needs in a wide range of upper-level courses in the disciplines. In most cases, these are "one-shots" tied to the a specific assignment, thus giving little room for exploring and emphasizing broader application.  Ideally, each department will designate a course or courses in which discipline-specific IL will be addressed in a more comprehensive manner, assuring that all students studying in the major will be thoroughly equipped with these skills while at Hope and beyond.