Transforming bibliographic instruction into a university-wide information literacy program: The Guam experience

Philip Allen MCBRAYER, Kim Fong POON-MCBRAYER

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Abstract

The rise of digital information resources has become a major impetus for change in the way library bibliographic instruction is taught. The tradition of simply teaching basic skills and accessing various electronic databases is being replaced by structured and systematic instructions through information literacy programs that are either integrated into university curricula or standalone programs. Increasing attention is given to learning outcomes and higher-order thinking skills in these programs. This proposal aims to establish such a program at the University of Guam and will examine the definition, standards, and key components of these programs as set out by the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Based on the ACRL framework, this proposal, serving as a guide to a finished product, sets out the basic parameters of what such a program might look like at the University of Guam, the impact it would have on the faculty and student achievement. Copyright © 2013 Published by Intellectbase International Consortium, USA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalReview of Higher Education and Self-Learning
Volume6
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Citation

McBrayer, P. A., & Poon-McBrayer, K. F. (2013). Transforming bibliographic instruction into a university-wide information literacy program: The Guam experience. Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning, 6(20), 1-7.

Keywords

  • Information literacy program
  • Knowledge system
  • Higher education curriculum reform
  • Bibliographic instruction
  • Undergraduate education
  • Digital literacies
  • Outcome-based education
  • Guam

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