Teaching Information Literacy to College Students


The more information overload becomes the norm, the more crucial it is for college students to understand the quality and organization of information. In this course, Joanna Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging, engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need. Course participants receive an e-copy of the book, in addition to three weeks of facilatated discussion, readings and course exercises.
Topics Covered in this course:
  • Teaching and learning—pedagogy for information literacy
  • How to create an exercise
  • ALA-ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and other tools
  • Defining a problem/question and finding information
  • Evaluation of Information in General and on the Web
  • Problem-based, Inquiry-Based and Experiential Learning



Joanna M. Burkhardt is professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett. She coordinates the information literacy program at the branches and teaches sections of URI’s course in information literacy. She has taught online courses for the Association of College and Research Libraries. 


How to Register

Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Jund 3, 2013, can be purchased at the ALA Store at http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3346