Learning Literacies

In 2004 the Provost appointed a group of faculty and staff to develop a plan for integrating information literacy and technology skills into the curriculum. In recent years, the group has evolved into the Learning Literacies Strategies Team (LLST) under the leadership of Dean of Library Sciences, Anne Ciliberti. Based upon research on best practices in academic institutions, an analysis of General Education course outlines and extensive discussion and debate, the LLST determined that information and technology skills are so closely aligned to critical thinking and numeracy that the four competencies should be studied together and that efforts should be made to ensure the successful integration of all four skill sets into the curriculum.

Adopting the definition of information literacy from the Association of College and Research Libraries, we have expanded this definition to encompass four basic competencies: information literacy, technology skills, critical thinking and numeric literacy. The University’s mission of educating students for lifelong learning mandates that all four skill areas be addressed in the curriculum and the IL Team is actively involved with identifying methods of ensuring effective integration within the curriculum.

Learning Literacy Strategies Team Members

  • Anne Ciliberti (Library)
  • Mark Ellis (First Year Seminar & College of Human and Social Sciences)
  • Pixy Ferris (Center for Teaching Excellence & College of Arts and Communication)
  • Marge Ginsberg (Basic Skills)
  • Sue Godar (College of Business)
  • Eleanor Goldstein (College of Science and Health)
  • Dewar MacLeod (College of Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Kathy Malanga (Library)
  • Sandie Miller (Instruction and Research Technology)
  • Miryam Wahrman (General Education)
  • Linnie Weiland (College of Education)
  • Nancey Weiner (Library)
  • Hilary Wilder (Technology Across the Curriculum & College of Education)
  • Jane Zeff (Instruction Research and Assessment)