Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 2, No 2 (2008)

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Incorporating Vendor-Created Training into Information Literacy Instruction: A Case Study

Carissa Holler


In Fall 2007, the Library and the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collaborated to offer a course that would not only assist students in achieving vendor-sponsored certification in the use of a fundamental financial resource, but would also enhance the students’ educational experience by incorporating elements of information literacy instruction. This paper profiles the librarian-instructor’s process of creating and conducting the course with the vendor’s certification program embedded therein. Outcomes of the course, insights gained from the experience, and recommendations for other librarian-instructors are also discussed.

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