Information Literacy Virtual Workshops

The next Information Literacy Virtual Workshop series will take place from May 19, 2022 to June 23, 2022. Workshop dates, descriptions, and registration information is available below. To view recordings of previous workshops, go to: Past Workshops.

Information Literacy: Foundational Concepts and Teaching Strategies

Thursday, May 19, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

Information literacy is crucial to students’ academic and professional success. Information literacy-related Expected Learning Outcomes are incorporated in Ohio State’s new General Education Curriculum. But what exactly is information literacy? And how do we teach it? This workshop will provide an overview of information literacy as a concept and a practice in higher education. Participants will learn about resources and strategies that they can use to incorporate information literacy into their courses.

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Those teaching or developing GE courses with information literacy learning outcomes are especially encouraged to attend. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

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Teaching Context Appropriate Search Strategies

Thursday, May 26, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

With so many search tools and resources available, determining the most effective strategy to locate needed information can be a challenge. Students must be able to consider the context in which they will be using information to select the most appropriate way to search. In this workshop, participants will learn about teaching strategies and resources that can be used to help students locate relevant information using context-appropriate search strategies.

This workshop aligns with the Expected Learning Outcomes for GE Foundations courses:

  • Writing & Information Literacy: Locate, identify and use information through context-appropriate search strategies.

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Those teaching or developing GE courses with information literacy learning outcomes are especially encouraged to attend. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

To register:

Teaching Reflective and Critical Evaluation Strategies

Thursday, June 2, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

What constitutes “reflective and critical” evaluation strategies? How can we help students to develop these strategies? In this workshop, participants will learn about activities and resources that can be used to help students learn to think critically about information sources.

This workshop aligns with the Expected Learning Outcomes for GE Foundations courses:

  • Writing & Information Literacy: Employ reflective and critical strategies to evaluate and select credible and relevant information sources

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Those teaching or developing GE courses with information literacy learning outcomes are especially encouraged to attend. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

To register:

Teaching Responsible and Ethical Information Practices

Thursday, June 9, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

What are responsible and ethical information practices? How can we teach students to become responsible and ethical information consumers and information creators? In this workshop, participants will consider the actions and habits that constitute responsible and ethical information access, sharing, and use. Participants will learn about strategies and resources that they can incorporate into their teaching practices to help students develop responsible and ethical information practices.

This workshop aligns with the Expected Learning Outcomes for GE Foundations courses:

  • Writing & Information Literacy: Employ reflective and critical strategies to evaluate and select credible and relevant information sources.

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Those teaching or developing GE courses with information literacy learning outcomes are especially encouraged to attend. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

To register:

Information Literacy in the Disciplinary Context

Thursday, June 16, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

How do students learn to locate and identify discipline-appropriate information sources? How do they learn to incorporate and share information in ways that are appropriate for the discipline? In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to consider what information literacy means within their discipline, and will learn about resources that they can use to help students effectively engage with information in the disciplinary context.

This workshop aligns with the Expected Learning Outcomes for GE Foundations courses:

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences: Critically evaluate and responsibly use information from the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Natural Sciences: Critically evaluate and responsibly use information from the natural sciences.

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Those teaching or developing GE courses with information literacy learning outcomes are especially encouraged to attend. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

To register:

Intersections of Information Literacy and Citizenship

Thursday, June 23, 2022. 12:00 pm (Eastern)

Information literacy has been described as being “crucial to effective citizenship.” But how is information literacy connected to citizenship? What is our role, as educators and librarians, in creating informed and engaged citizens? In this workshop, participants will explore the intersections of citizenship and information literacy.

This workshop is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching associates, and staff at Ohio State. Non-OSU affiliated participants are also welcome.

For eligible participants, attendance at the workshop can count toward completion of the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement through the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. 

To register: