Statewide Transfer General Education Core: Librarian and Faculty Collaboration on Information Literacy

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2015 Area Dean’s Teaching Conference

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Fort Wayne, IN

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2015 Area Dean’s Teaching Conference

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In the learning objectives of the Indiana Statewide Transfer General Education Core, the Helmke Library, IPFW, saw an opportunity to collaborate with faculty by providing learning materials and an online quiz to assess a learning objective related to information literacy. For a pilot collaboration, the library chose learning objective 1.7 in the Foundational Intellectual Skills (FIS) “Written Communication” which requires a “…proficiency in reading, evaluating, analyzing, and using material collected from electronic sources (such as visual, electronic, library databases, Internet sources, other official databases, federal government databases, reputable blogs, wikis,etc.)”...(http://www.in.gov/che/files/STGEC_Guidance_13May22(1).pdf). This learning objective mirrors the Helmke Library’s academic program of information literacy. Librarians worked with writing faculty teaching 100 and 200 level courses to pilot the learning modules that contain tutorials, activities and short videos along with a multiple-choice quiz in Fall 2014. Librarians are assessing the pilot outcomes of the collaboration and refining the learning modules for broader implementation. It’s clear that librarians at any institution are potential collaborators with faculty addressing the information literacy General Education learning objectives which closely reflect libraries’ mission to promote information literacy.


Gen Ed, General Education, information literacy, ACRL


Information Literacy | Library and Information Science

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