Undergraduate Information Literacy: Sharing Students, Sharing Standards

A showcase presentation for the OLA/WLA 2008 Joint Conference in Vancouver, WA., April 16th-18th


As the world has become ever more networked, libraries of all types have evolved information literacy standards to help students develop skills to cope with the rapid pace of change.  In order to facilitate this, libraries are beginning to think of ways that they themselves can network to better serve their patrons.  To this end, statewide information literacy initiatives are taking shape in Oregon and Washington. Librarians want students to acquire the IL skills they need to be successful in college, in transferring from one school to another, and in the real world. Stop by this showcase to catch up on the work being done in each state at the undergraduate level, look at next steps, and get ideas for joining in the conversation and participating in further collaboration. This showcase will be of interest to academic librarians from two and four year colleges and universities.

Name: Michele Burke, Reference Librarian
Organization: Chemeketa Community College Library

Name: Robert Schroeder, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Coordinator of Information Literacy
Organization: Portland State University

Name: Jeff Purdue, Interim Head of Reference and Instruction
Organization: Western Washington University

Name: Catherine L. Finney, Head, Information Literacy
Organization: Barber Library, Central Oregon Community College

Name: Kate Gronemyer, Instruction Librarian
Organization: OSU Libraries, Cascades Campus

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