Information literacy one-shot sessions are a library mainstay, but do these sessions move students from novice to expert researcher? Are we continually following the same worn trail instead of pushing students to forage past the brush and bramble into the clearing of information-literate adulthood?
By creating a 4-year, scaffolded plan for information literacy, librarians can promote transformational student growth. So stop teaching and re-teaching the same basic skills. Collaborate with your institution’s library instruction team to blaze new trails and create a discipline-agnostic set of IL outcomes for all undergraduate students, from first year to capstone level.
Hillman, Christina and Greco, Nancy, "From the Trailhead to the Summit and Back: A Journey to Information Literacy Program Renewal" (2019). Lavery Library Faculty/Staff Publications. Paper 59.
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