Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 3, No 2 (2009)

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A Program for Introducing Information Literacy to Commercial Art and Design Students

David A. Walczak, Diane L. Sammet, Monika E. Reuter

Abstract


This paper describes the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive, school-wide, and sustainable information literacy program at a commercial art and design school. The program requires that information literacy student learning outcomes be included in specific General Education and art and design courses across the curriculum. The results of this multi-year effort indicate that while the program is sound, teaching information literacy is an on-going effort requiring much more training of faculty and students. Best practices in information literacy in library science and art and design literature are reviewed

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