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Augustana Plan for the Integration of Information Literacy (APIIL)

Background and Context

This guide provides information about library instruction at Augustana and resources for integrating information literacy (IL) into Augustana’s curriculum, using concepts from the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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Library Instruction at Augustana

Augustana's librarians collaborate with faculty to teach students information literacy (IL) concepts. Our IL initiatives are outlined in the Information Literacy Guide. Some possibilities for collaboration include:

  • Developing or updating an assignment that incorporates information literacy skills.
  • A librarian teaching one or more information literacy instruction sessions for your class.
  • A librarian providing you with information or materials that will help you support your students' information literacy.

Please use the Library Instruction Request Form to request instruction for your course, or contact an Augustana librarian to discuss possibilities.

Faculty are required to be present for library instruction sessions because:

  • It allows the course instructor to know what students learn during the session.
  • Students engage more with the instruction when they know it is integral to their course.
  • The course instructor can address questions regarding course assignment(s) that accompany the instruction.
  • Faculty often report that they learned something new about library research and information literacy by being present for library instruction.