Don't They Teach That in High School? Closing the K-16 Information Literacy Gap

Tuesday, March 28 | 3:00PM–3:50PM | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Standard Presentation
Part one of this presentation uses results from parallel surveys to explore how well high school IL instruction aligns with the expectations and demands of college curricula. Secondly, hear how librarians at one university successfully wove IL concepts into the fabric of the curriculum through an outcomes-based general education program.

Outcomes: Identify approaches to improve IL skills in the transition from high school to college * Examine issues in developing a campus-wide rubric used to measure IL competency in general education courses


  • Amanda Izenstark

    Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University of Rhode Island
  • Jim Kinnie

    Humanities Reference Librarian, University of Rhode Island
  • Mary MacDonald

    Head of Instructional Services, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island
  • Laura Saunders

    Professor, Simmons University