Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Information Literacy Toolkit: Meeting the Challenge of a Large Research University

Information Literacy Toolkit: Meeting the Challenge of a Large Research University
Here is the abstract of a nice information literacy article which is online at Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Abstract:

"The University of Minnesota's Information Literacy Toolkit was developed as a means to scale-up an information literacy initiative for a campus enrollment of over 46,000 students, including a large segment of distance and online learners. A collaborative team of librarians, instructional designers, interface designers, web programmers, and faculty are responsible for its creation and ongoing development. While the Toolkit delivers numerous self-guided tools in the hands of learners, it also provides instructors and librarians with an efficient means to develop customized learning resources in a time of expanding availability of information resources and more complex information access."

This article is by John T. Butler and Jerilyn R. Veldof of the University of Minnesota and it appeared in the Winter 2002 (Volume 6, Issue 4) in Academic Exchange Quarterly. Article at http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/mo2234z02.htm.