The purpose of this open access lesson plan repository is to collect lesson plans, games, and other materials related to information literacy instruction. This peer-reviewed repository is mapped to specific ACRL frames and the level of information literacy proficiency. All plans are licensed under the Creative Commons license specified by the lesson plan creator.
View our presentation: Information Literacy (IL) Framework Rubric with RIO Translations to learn more about the scaffolded approach to information literacy instruction.
This repository is sponsored by the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO) Affinity Group, a part of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Library Collaborative. The Library Collaborative’s purpose is to promote deep collaboration among the libraries from NCICU schools.
Source Evaluation for Financial and Career Readiness: Information Literacy Concepts in Everyday Life
This lesson plan encourages first-year students to explore career information using popular sources and reliable reference sources. Students will become familiar with the Information Cycle and primary/secondary sources. They will use an inquiry-based source evaluation worksheet to compare sources about a career path that they find interesting. This activity facilitates class discussion on information creation, types of sources, and the usefulness of information literacy in everyday life.
How can we facilitate first-year student engagement with critical Framework concepts, especially in a one-shot class? This active learning activity is designed to teach source evaluation in a 50-minute class. The activity, which incorporates elements of problem-based learning and uses a flipped classroom approach, was added to our institution’s first-year experience course. Prompting students to consider a local issue, the activity requires students to evaluate sources represented as “source cards,” choose sources they would use in the context of the assignment, and justify their decisions. Motivated by the challenge and relevance of the activity, students work cooperatively to consider questions at the heart of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
Jessica L. Swaringen
This plan describes the lesson EKS Librarians teach ENG 110 students. The lesson includes a review of concepts learned in Research Boot Camp (part of our university foundations class), an overview of the research process, finding sources in Fetch! (EDS), and evaluating sources using the CRAAP test. Changes - we have recently removed the information timeline unit to a different class to allow students more time to search/complete the worksheet
Jessica L. Swaringen
This plan describes the lesson EKS Librarians teach BIO 150 students. The lesson includes classifying articles as research or review, developing search terms and search strings, recommended databases to search, and citing sources in CSE style.