Information Literacy Resources for Faculty

Online Tutorials

Horrmann Library Online Tutorials

Our librarians have created a complete set of video tutorials to introduce students to the library's research resources in their freshman year.

Creating Assignments to meet IL Standards

The links below offer many ideas for assignments that help address many information literacy competencies.
Be sure to check out the IL Books tab above - the Horrmann Library owns some excellent books that offer detailed sample assignments.

How to Create Assignments to meet Standards [ACRL]: 
http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/standards/using/assignments

Sample Assignments [ACRL]: 
http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/standards/using/exampleassignments

This excellent example includes three connected assignments that allow students to develop their understanding of publication types, source and content evaluation, and the research process. Includes relevant IL standards and outcomes. Focus on Psychology, but is adaptable to all disciplines.

Community of Online Research Assignments [CORA]
https://www.projectcora.org/
CORA is an open educational resource (OER) for faculty and librarians. It is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned so that others may benefit. The database contains multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that do not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices. There is also a Teaching Toolkit featuring a wide range of resource types including pedagogy/theory, assessment, librarian blogs, classroom activities, technology tips, subject guides, citation tools, and information literacy tutorials.

Sample Assignments from other Colleges & Universities:

Film, History, Speech, Communication [San Francisco State University]
http://libguides.sfsu.edu/content.php?pid=86792&sid=2200961