At it’s October meeting, the Instruction in Library Use Committee approved a short set of principles to guide its workshop programming:
Library instruction programming…
- Supports University of Toronto student success by providing opportunities for students to acquire digital and information literacy skills to critically assess the information landscape, from production to consumption
- Involves the academic community in the formation of its goals
- Is informed and guided by the best available research and practice related to teaching and learning
- Is informed and guided by the best available research in information literacy
- Is informed and guided by locally obtained evidence and assessments from students and faculty
- Is attentive to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
- Builds librarians’ teaching capacity by creating intentional partnerships with other libraries, campus stakeholders and students to enrich workshop quality and achieve workshop objectives
- Provides avenues for students who are unable to attend to receive value from the programming, via online guides and resources
- Recognizes the diverse needs of learners in program design and execution.
- Incorporates university accessibility requirements into program design and execution.
- Reflects changes in the University’s learning practices through periodic review and revision.
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