Information Literacy Learning Goals
First Year Seminar
Information Literacy Learning Goals for the First Year Seminar
We recommend a two semester, incremental approach to information literacy within the First Year Seminar. For the fall, each First Year Seminar professor is required to schedule a library research session that emphasizes finding and evaluating a variety of credible sources. Ideally in the spring, a second session will be scheduled that emphasizes the development and organization of the research process.
The following information literacy goals are considered essential components of the First Year Seminar curriculum:
Students will demonstrate the ability to search CYRIL, the Standish Library’s online catalog, to locate books and other research materials.
· Students will know how to obtain materials not available at Siena
· Students will be able to perform a search in one of the multidisciplinary databases
· Students will recognize the differences between types of periodical publications, e.g. scholarly, news, trade, and popular.
· Students will be able to articulate the basics of academic integrity, i.e. plagiarism
· Students will identify the elements that go into a citation in order to document sources properly
May 5, 2011