Information Literacy Committee

ILA Information Literacy Committee (ILA-ILC)

Newsletter January 2016

Idaho Information Literacy News

The ILA Information Literacy Committee charge was voted on and adopted by members.

ILA Information Literacy Charge

The ILA Information Literacy Committee is charged with:

  • -raising awareness about Information Literacy concerns in Idaho
  • -developing Information Literacy learning strategies that support lifelong learners
  • -building library capacity to support Information Literacy

Did you know that YOU are already a member of the ILA Information Literacy Committee? At the last virtual ILC meeting, the Information Literacy Committee chair declared that since information literacy is a concern for all libraries, then all ILA members are automatically part of the Information Literacy Committee. Check out the meeting notes from this link for more goings on.

Would you support a statewide Information Literacy Proclamation? The ILA Info Lit Committee is considering working on a statewide information literacy proclamation for Idaho. If this is something you would support, please let us know. Spencer Jardine (ISU) and Elaine Watson (BSU) already put some great work toward this. We hope to have this proclamation coincide with Information Literacy Month in October 2016.Stay tuned!

Are you looking for a library leadership opportunity? The ILA Info Lit Committee is looking for a vice-chair. If you are interested in helping champion information literacy in the state of Idaho, please let us know.

Information Literacy Resources

Idaho ICT Standards: Information Literacy K-12: Support for Information Literacy competencies can be found in the research portion of these standards.

AASL Learning Standards & Program Guidelines: Provides resources for school libraries to empower the 21st learner with information literacy and other skills.
ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: The recent IL framework uses threshold concepts to frame Information Literacy in a different way.

Information Literacy Professional Development

Online Courses:

There are costs to attend these courses (unless otherwise noted). ICFL can sometimes provide funding. Please consult the ICFL continuing education page.

Information Literacy: Adapting to the New Framework – February 17-18, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. MST; 11:30 – 12:30 PST – Early Bird Deadline: January 26  Individuals who are working in publicly-funded libraries – and have not requested access for other ICfL-sponsored courses during the past 6 months — may request access by January 26 by completing the form found at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/amigos-online-courses

Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy. – February 1-26. $175. Offered by Library Juice Academy. This course explores the intersection of crtical pedagogy and library instruction.

New Direction in Information Literacy: Growing our Teaching Practices. February 1 – March 11. $250. A 6-week course for those new to library instruction or those who would like to strengthen their information literacy instruction practices.

Need more information? Want to volunteer or participate? Have an idea for the newsletter?

Contact: Rick Stoddart – Information Literacy Committee Grand Poohba – [email protected]

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