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Ross Pendergraft Library

Strategic Plan for Information Literacy

Mission:

To enhance student success and retention across campus by providing the necessary research instruction, tools, and resources that promote critical thinking skills and develop students as efficient and effective users/creators of information.

Vision:

The library faculty at RPL will lead campus efforts to:

  • Integrate Information Literacy (IL) components into the general education and subject curriculum.
  • Provide a repository of materials for faculty to easily incorporate into course work.
  • Provide a range of IL opportunities at strategic points within students’ college career
  • Provide equitable services for Distance Learning Students

Methods of Delivery

Face-2-face (f2f)

One-shot library instruction for classes

  • by instructor request

Workshops

  • to serve Tech 1001 students (can fulfill Campus Visit requirement & Library coverage

Digital Components

  • Tools for faculty
    • Research Companion - IL video collection
    • RefWorks - resource management software
    • 250+ Subscription Databases
    • Learning Express - test prep database
    • infographics, short visual tutorials, instructional charts 

Create and curate a repository of materials ready for faculty use in Bb 

  • pull specific databases, ebooks, videos, and instruction for subjects based on course/instructor/program needs
  • librarian can be put as a course builder if needed

Distance Learning

  • modify these services for inclusion in eTech curriculum

 

 

Goals

Goals:

  1. Collaborate with other departments to assess and implement necessary IL resources into other programs (examples: SSS Trio, Student Success, Registered Student Organizations)
  2. Collaborate with instructional faculty to assess and implement necessary IL tools for courses and/or assignments (examples: demonstrations of search strategies and use of resources, (tutorial or live), custom research guide)
  3. Collaborate with faculty support departments to increase faculty awareness of library resources and tools  (examples: Office of Assessment, CETL, Adjunct coordinators, Academic Affairs, New Faculty Orientation 
  4. Collaborate with instructional technology/design and university relations to develop and promote IL services and resources.