Information Literacy, Composition Studies and Higher Order Thinking

Information Literacy, Composition Studies and Higher Order Thinking

Instructor: Andrea Baer
Dates: November 1-28, 2013
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

As the information literacy (IL) movement has shifted toward more integrated instructional models, composition programs have arguably been the most commonly involved in efforts at IL integration. Such partnerships point to the powerful connections between writing, research, and information literacy. At the same time, common differences in how composition and library instructors conceptualize and teach the writing process sometimes limit the potential for meaningful collaborations. In understanding the connections and the disconnects between these often different approaches to teaching research, both librarians and writing educators can strengthen their individual teaching practices, as well as opportunities for partnering.

With this goal in mind, participants in this four-week course will explore the intersections between information literacy and composition studies and the implications these may have for us as librarians and as educators. The class will be structured around weekly learning objectives, assigned readings, online discussion, and assignments through which participants translate more theoretical concepts into practical lesson and program plans for library instruction.

Andrea Baer is the Undergraduate Education Librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer for the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Washington and a Masters in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Andrea’s work in libraries and education is deeply informed by her teaching background in writing and literature and by her interests in critical pedagogy and critical inquiry.

Course structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment info
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements, at

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446


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