We Want Your Input!

(Updated 1/9/2019: Zoom meeting information added at the end)

An ILAGO workgroup has revised and updated the existing Information Literacy Outcomes and Criteria for the AAOT General Education curriculum (found in Appendix E) to better align with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. After an extensive drafting and open comment period, we are ready to share the final draft: Outcomes and Criteria for Transferable General Education Courses in Oregon: Information Literacy.

Currently, most examples of Information Literacy are from the Writing course sequence, we need to demonstrate IL teaching and learning in other areas of the Gen Ed curriculum (from Cultural Literacy, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, and more). Do you have examples of Information Literacy in a discipline area that you’d like to include? Add them to this working draft of Information Literacy Criteria for AAOT Discipline Areas. We also welcome suggestions for language revisions for clarity or context.

Next steps:

  • Continue to seek endorsement from each of the four-year transfer institutions
  • Plan to submit these to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in early 2019
  • Host an open forum for feedback and questions on January 15, 2019 from 11am to 1pm (link to online meeting room forthcoming).

This effort is an example of Information Literacy advocacy for Oregon students, and we hope you’ll join in!

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— Sara Robertson and Sarah Ralston


Update on AA/OT and call for feedback

A quick update on what’s been happening around the AA/OT for Information Literacy… The CIA IL Taskforce working on clarifying how schools will comply with the AA/OT requirements has asked that we translate our proficiencies into the AA/OT Outcomes and Criteria format for their review. For want of a more organized point of communication, the working group that was charged to devise a formal structure for the IL Summit group has fielded that request. This was not part of their original charge and they are sensitive to that fact. The urgency to provide this information to the Taskforce is great, so Michele (Chemeketa), Kate Sullivan (Lane), Robin Shapiro (PCC) and Doyne Mraz (Rogue) mocked up a draft of this document for wider consideration.

The draft document is posted on this website under the page named IL Proficiencies in AA/OT format.  We need you all to make sure that your institutions participate in the review and comment activities. Michele will be coming to the OCCLA meeting on February 27th. At that point, she hopes to be able to speak more broadly about the feedback coming in on the draft. You can help move this process along by encouraging your instruction librarians and other information literacy instructors to review the draft and contribute feedback using the comment feature on that page.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Natalie Beach and Michele Burke