Date and time: Jul 22, 2021 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

In this presentation, we’ll explain how our three-credit Introduction to Information Studies course, IADL 1110, came to life. IADL 1110 is now approved as a General Education Course by the New Mexico Higher Education Department in the Communication Area for all institutions of higher education in New Mexico to teach. We’ll talk about our course design and curricular choices as well as how we conceive of information literacy. We’ll also provide all our course materials. This session would be especially useful for academic librarians in New Mexico interested in teaching an information literacy credit course. The last half hour of the session will be reserved for questions and discussion.

IADL 1110 Course Description:
Introduction to systems of information and how they impact our current social and cultural life. This course introduces organizing systems and classification, definitions of information, intellectual property and copyright, information formats, information ethics, and the history and structure of the internet. Other topics may include the history of information, social media, the attention economy, Wikipedia, net neutrality, and algorithmic bias.

Lori Townsend, Learning Services Coordinator / Associate Professor
Glenn Koelling, Learning Services Librarian / Assistant Professor
Adrienne Warner, First Year Experience Librarian / Assistant Professor
Alyssa Russo, Learning Services Librarian / Assistant Professor

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