Dear Students: Your Future Selves Will Thank You for Learning These Information Literacy Skills

Wednesday, March 28 | 3:30PM–4:15PM ET | Room 553
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Even the best-prepared undergraduate students face a steep learning curve as they begin exploring the information landscape of higher education. Rather than assume that overnight they'll independently develop a sophisticated set of information literacy tools, our institution takes a scaffolded approach. As part of our Information Literacy Program, we've relaunched our graduation requirement as a condensed online course that introduces students to tools and strategies they'll need. This session will explore strategies for developing information literacy modules including course content organization, formats and tools to rely on, timelines, potential issues, assessment opportunities, and ways to integrate this work into multiple courses.

Outcomes: Identify an organizational structure for content in an information literacy module * Explore strategies for developing and curating budget-friendly video tutorials * Articulate and work around some of the logistical, teaching, and technological challenges of an asynchronous required information literacy module


  • Erica Cataldi-Roberts

    Head of Information Literacy Services, MCPHS University
  • Shanti Freundlich

    Assistant Director for Library Assessment and Online Learning, MCPHS University