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The Randall Library Faculty information literacy portal's purpose is to provide resources to the UNCW faculty and facilitate the incorporation of information literacy and ACRL Framework into the curriculum. Resources addressing the information literacy requirements of specific academic departments and guides on the creation of Student Learning Outcome (SLO’s) are included below.

Information literacy at UNC Wilmington

This component of the University Studies program is designed to foster the development of students’ information literacy skills by requiring three information literacy intensive courses: The First Year Experience and two additional information literacy intensive courses, with at least one in the major field of study. Students are required to take 9 hours from this component (2012-2018 catalogue). Beginning for students next year (2018-2019 catalogue), the required hours for the Information Literacy competency is reduced from 9 hours to 6. The following are the Common Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy courses. These are aligned with the UNCW Learning Goals. Each course in this category must address all of the Common Student Learning Outcomes for the category, and list these Common SLOs along with course-specific SLOs in the course syllabus. Proposals for inclusion in the category will describe the opportunities which will be provided for students to learn the outcome (readings, class discussion and/or activities, applied projects) and list the specific sources of evidence (papers, projects, quizzes, exams, etc.) that will be used to determine the level of student understanding. The student will:

  • IL 1. Develop an effective strategy to search for, identify, and retrieve information in order to fully address an information need. [Information Literacy; Inquiry;Critical Thinking]
  • IL 2. Analyze information in order to evaluate its currency, authority, accuracy, relevance, and purpose. [Information Literacy; Critical Thinking]
  • IL 3. Synthesize and appropriately cite retrieved information in order to ensure information is utilized ethically and legally. [Global Citizenship; Information Literacy]
  • IL 4. Create a finished product (e.g. paper, presentation, data analysis, video, etc.) using retrieved information and reflect on the iterative processes used to find, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically and legally utilize information. [Critical Thinking; Thoughtful Expression; Information Literacy] https://uncw.edu/usac/informationliteracy.html

Instructional Resources

Faculty Resources

  • ACRL Visual Literacy
  • Aligning Outcomes and Assessments
  • American Association of College & Universities Information Literacy VALUE Rubric
  • Defining Effective Student Learning Outcomes for Your Course
  • Media Literacy
  • Project Information Literacy

Information Literacy Faculty Fellows Projects

  • Jill Waity
    Title of Project: Searching as Strategic Exploration: Searching for Sources in SOC/CRM300 Research Methods Class: Assignment
  • McGuire, Beverley
    Title of Project: Information Literacy Assignment for UNI 101 (fall 2018)
  • Taper, Colin
    Title of Project: Beginning the Journey: The Process of Creating an Academic Research Question