The American Library Association describes information literacy as a “set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning” (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education). 

Infusing Information Literacy Across the Curriculum (GEC)

Information literacy is one of Harper’s General Education Outcomes and is a critical lifelong skill, particularly in today’s information-saturated world. Often, people see information literacy as “just doing research” or as something that only happens when students do essays, but in fact information literacy is a complex and varied set of skills and dispositions that are taught across the curriculum. This course will help participants learn about information literacy and how it is applied in higher education as well as how to incorporate information literacy more fully into disciplines across the college.

  • Format: Online. This is an online self-paced course with one HyFlex meeting date on Wednesday, September 14 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in F220, which can be attended either in person or virtually.
  • Dates: September 6 – December 9, 2022
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Jennifer Lau-Bond, Instructor and Coordinator of Library Instruction
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: August 23, 2022)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.