Infusing Information Literacy throughout the UCs:

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Information Literacy Common Interest Group Workshop 

August 10, 2006
University of California, Irvine

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UC libraries, extraordinarily rich and complex information environments, face challenges similar to those of peer institutions across the nation: how can we help campus communities to discover and use the wealth of information brought to them by their libraries? How can the library highlight its role as facilitator of the effective use of information resources by our campus constituencies? The need for advanced pedagogical skills and expertise is expanding on each UC campus. The HOPS Information Literacy Common Interest Group, charged to support and strengthen UC library instruction programs, has identified several key areas that can improve the ability of librarians who provide instruction to address these local challenges.

Across UC, librarians who provide research assistance and information literacy instruction share circumstances of institutional scale and size, student population characteristics, and common resources. The librarians on each campus have developed innovative approaches to the challenges of using technology as a key component to teaching 21st century information mastery.  To leverage and multiply the effect of these efforts across the UC system, and to encourage further synergies, we are presenting a workshop that is centered around three themes: collaboration and integration; e-learning; and assessment.