Wednesday, October 19, 2005

City University of New York Information Competency Tutorials

City University of New York Information Competency Tutorials. I discovered this excellent site the other day. I always like tutorials like this.

From the site:

In 2000 the Council of Chief Librarians of the City University of New York (CUNY) charged a CUNY Tutorial Working Group with developing a library skills and information literacy tutorial. The tutorial would be selected from one that had already been created, and would then be acquired and modified for use at CUNY.

The Tutorial Working Group was made up of librarians from across CUNY libraries. During the 2000-2001 academic year we carefully investigated and assessed a number of excellent tutorials. We selected the tutorials from the Information Competence Project developed at the California State University Libraries for modification and use at CUNY. As a first step in modification, the Tutorials Working Group met extensively to carefully review the CSU tutorials. We made decisions regarding modifications and changes to the tutorials so they would best meet the needs of CUNY students. The next step was to make the modifications and create the CUNY Tutorials. Mariana Regalado, who chaired the group, did the bulk of this work using Dreamweaver 2.O, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, Corel Photo House and Macromedia Flash 5. Anita Ondrusek created the CUNY+ portion of Tutorial 3, Locate and Retrieve Relevant Information. Throughout the process, Professors Killoran, Ondrusek and Roccos provided critical suggestions for improvement and ongoing proofreading.

As of January 2002, the Tutorial Working Group has modified the first 4 of the 9 tutorials.

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