By: Bethany McGowan, MLIS, MS
As the trend towards fewer certified school librarians becomes increasingly prominent across school districts in the US, classroom teachers are tasked with ensuring their graduates are competent in information-related skills. K-12 teachers who have never learned to teach information literacy concepts could benefit from a course on strategies for integrating mastery of information literacy competencies into their daily lesson plans. Online learning platforms offer a single librarian the unique opportunity to provide such outreach to 15-20 teachers at once. The proposed 5-week, 5-unit online instruction module addresses information literacy competencies including recognizing information needs, assessing information literacy needs, ethical and legal ramifications of information access, and economic and social ramifications of information access.
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