Friday, March 21, 2014

May: Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools (ALA)

Thursday, May 15, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central | 12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes

Discovery tools change the way students search your resources. Have you changed the way you teach information literacy?
Offering the use of a single interface for teaching information literacy, discovery tools free you from the cumbersome necessity of toggling back and forth between multiple screens. Instead you can focus on developing students' skills with search terms and strategies, simultaneously training them how to use a critical eye while sifting through results. Applicable for teaching one-shot sessions as well as curriculum-embedded instruction, this workshop will show you valuable skills such as:
•    How to teach students the unique qualities of discovery tools
•    How to draw from discovery tool features to engage students in evaluating sources
•    The basics of integrating discovery with subject specific databases to scaffold instruction for advanced research and upper-level courses
•    Putting discovery tool instruction into practice immediately with a ready-to-use sample lesson plan, provided to all workshop participants