Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kolwyck Library's Information Literacy Program Listed as Exemplary Best Practice

The Chattanooga State Kolwyck Library and Information Commons was listed in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) exemplary programs for information literacy best practices. KLIC was noted for its exemplary best practice in the outreach category. KLIC is the only community college library on the list in any of the ten categories.

ACRL lists libraries that best embody the characteristics of information literacy best practices.
The ACRL Instruction Section Committee solicits program applications in the spring and fall. Information literacy programs apply in one or more of the ten best practice categories. Both U.S. and non-U.S. programs are welcome to apply. Applications are judged by members of the Information Literacy Best Practices Committee. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.

Here is the link to the "Outreach" best practice characteristic. Below is the KLIC listing as an exemplary best practice in information literacy.

Chattanooga State Community College: Kolwyck Library & Information Commons
Brittany Richardson, Coordinator of Library Instruction

Librarians at Chattanooga State Community College participate actively and creatively in information literacy outreach efforts both within the institutional curriculum and with outside partners. Librarians participate extensively in their college's faculty training series, the Teaching and Learning Academy, and in the Writers at Work curriculum which brings a studied author to campus, among other projects. Beyond the institution, librarians reach out to work with middle-school students, Early College students, Collegiate High students and high school STEM students. These exemplary outreach projects clearly demonstrate the value of information literacy education to their targeted audiences and
 to the institution and community as a whole.

Congratulations to the Chatt State Kolwyck library instructors!

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