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Teaching and Learning at the Campus Library: Cascadia College

Information Literacy Instruction across the Cascadia Curriculum

Cascadia College logoLibrarians collaborate closely with faculty to integrate information literacy instruction into the Cascadia curriculum, and on curriculum development, syllabus, assignment and assessment design.  This work is done in support of both on-campus and online learners.

Librarians partner with faculty to team teach hands-on classroom or online information literacy workshops in these targeted courses:

  • ESL: Classes vary
  • BIO 320: Biodiversity (BAASP degree)
  • COLL 101: College Strategies*
  • ENGL 102: Composition II: Writing from Research*
  • HUMAN 330: Design Research Methodologies (MOBAS degree)
  • SUPR 300: BAASP Orientation course
  • SUPR 301: Introduction to Sustainable Practices (BAASP degree)
  • SUPR 410: Research Design & Methods in Sustainable Practices (BAASP degree)

A limited number of hands-on or online workshops may be implemented in other courses, subject to review by the subject librarian and the Library’s Head of Teaching and Learning.  Limited resources may not allow us to address all workshop requests, but we do our best to honor them when possible.

* Core information literacy curriculum. See below for details.

Core Information Literacy Curriculum at Cascadia

Librarians from all liaison areas partner with faculty to integrate information literacy into the following “core” courses students must take to complete an Associate’s degree at Cascadia.  Please note the learning goals listed here are of shared responsibility between the librarian and faculty member, and that they can be met through means other than classroom instruction when necessary.

College 101: College Strategies - Desired Information Literacy learning goals for this course typically include:

  • Library basics: obtaining and using UWNetIDs, activating library accounts, borrowing privileges and policies, and where different types of materials can be found within the library, both in print and online.
  • Find general information on a topic using Library of Congress Classifications and Call Numbers, the library catalog, and print or online reference materials (or other online resources and databases as deemed appropriate by the librarian and instructor).
  • Use sources to identify main concepts of a topic, additional search terms, and to record all pertinent citation information.
  • Instructors of the course are responsible for integrating concepts of: intellectual property, copyright, fair use, academic integrity, and plagiarism.

English 102: Composition II Writing from Research - Desired Information Literacy learning goals for this course typically include:

  • Develop strategies for selecting research topics, formulating research questions, and carrying out research.
  • Identify and use different kinds of secondary sources.
  • Use library and other search tools to identify research material.
  • Cultivate strategies for finding, organizing, and storing information.
  • Exercise critical thinking strategies for reading, evaluating, and understanding a variety of source types.

How Do I Request a Workshop for my Class?

Download the complete Cascadia Information Literacy Program plan

What is Information Literacy?

 Link to further details on information literacy

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Image: Information mag glass. n.d. Retrieved 16 June 2015.