The Great Race: Embedding Information Literacy into a New Core Curriculum

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This presentation will give an overview of the structure for embedding information literacy into Loyola Marymount University’s new core curriculum. The curriculum map for information literacy throughout the first-year core courses will be displayed, with an emphasis on how the performance indicators are iterative and help build a foundation for more advanced skills. Also, the first-year information literacy assessment plan, which ranges from mandatory online tutorials to a series of graded research assignments, will be presented. Students engage in a more disciplinary perspective of information literacy through a required “information literacy flagged” course taken during the sophomore or junior year. This presentation will conclude with an outline of the flagged process, including a library curriculum mapping project within each undergraduate Major degree program to identify the upper level courses that are ideal “flagged” candidates.